Executive Committee Positions: The Executive Committee manages the affairs of the association. The committee meets in person once a year, immediately before the Annual Meeting, and virtually as required throughout the year. Each committee member is tasked with a specific responsibility (listed below for the current Executive Committee). More information about the role of the Executive Committee and of the Membership and Credentials Committee can be found in the Association's Constitution and Bylaws.
Eligibility: Nominees must be AABA Regular Members in good standing. The Treasurer should ideally have prior experience in serving on the AABA Executive Committee. Any AABA member (student, regular, or special) may submit a nomination. Self nominations are encouraged. To check a nominee's membership status, login here and navigate to the "Member Directory."
Nomination Slate: From the proposed eligible nominees, the AABA Nominations Committee, chaired by Dr. Steve Leigh will seek input from the Executive Committee regarding the slate of nominees and recommend to the Executive Committee two candidates per position and alternates for the official ballot. The AABA Nominations Committee Chair will contact potential candidates in advance of the ballot to obtain their willingness to run.
Voting: A link to the online ballot will be emailed to Regular Members in January. The poll closes in late February.
To Submit a Nomination:
Current AABA Executive Committee (ExComm) members
Committee duties, if any, are in parentheses following the job title.
Leslea Hlusko: President
Steve Leigh: Past-President, Acting President
Kristi Lewton: Vice President
Jonathan Bethard: Treasurer
Amy Rector: Secretary
Trudy Turner: Editor, American Journal of Biological Anthropology
Graciela Cabana and Sheela Athreya: Co-Editors, Yearbook of Biological Anthropology
Stephanie Meredith: ExComm Member (Membership)
Chelsey Juarez: ExComm Member (Student Programs)
Julienne Rutherford: ExComm Member (History & Honors)
Lauren Schroeder: ExComm Member (Professional Development)
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