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DAMA-I Election 2022


Candidacy Nominee Member Chapter Nominating Chapter
VP Operations Marc Nolte DAMA Calgary DAMA Calgary
VP Professional Development April Reeve DAMA Philadelphia DAMA Philadelphia
VP Chapter Services Franco Francia DAMA Italy DAMA Italy
VP Chapter Services Marilu Lopez DAMA Mexico DAMA Mexico

The Process

Election Cycle 3 Open Positions

  • VP Operations
  • VP Professional Development
  • VP Chapter Services

Click to download: 2022 DAMA-I Election Process v2.0.pdf


The Calendar

14 Jun 2022   Start soliciting for committee members
28 Jun 2022   Vet committee members & confirm contact information
01 Jul 2022   Move Board to appoint committee members
05 Jul 2022   Draft election process, calendar, nomination form; ensure access to Teams, Distribution Lists, etc.
22 Jul 2022   Committee approves process & schedule
23 Jul 2022   Submit process and schedule for Board review
05 Aug 2022   Committee approves changed process & schedule
05 Aug 2022   Request Board 2nd Review
05 Aug 2022   Poll Board to determine eligibility and intentions
09 Aug 2022   Publish to website:  process, calendar, and eligible voting chapters
10 Aug 2022   Board 2nd review feedback due to committee; If additional changes are put forth, repeat step 4 and adjust dates
12 Aug 2022   Submit to Board for approval
16 Aug 2022   Board process vote due
18 Aug 2022   Committee completes web content revision review
19 Aug 2022   Committee approves web content revisions
19 Aug 2022   Prepare for nominations:  finalize and publish form
22 Aug 2022   Nominations process open for eligible chapter nominations
22 Aug 2022   Solicit nominations and vet nominations:  validate chapter eligibility, nominator, and nominee; Collect bios and statements
30 Sep 2022   Close nomination acceptance
04 Oct 2022   Complete nominee validation/vetting 
07 Oct 2022   Present nominations report and recommendations to the Board
14 Oct 2022   Publish ballot 
21 Oct 2022   Ballots open, voting begins
27 Oct 2022   PC town hall(s) for candidate Q&A forum
21 Nov 2022   Ballots close, voting ends after at least 30 days
25 Nov 2022   Present report and recommendations to the Board
TBD   Publish results on website after Board acceptance


The Committee

Role Name
Chair Cathy Nolan
DAMA-I Board of Directors Representative Frank Kadwell
Central Membership Representative Ryan Owens
Presidents' Council Representative(s) Eugene Desyatnik; Gene Boomer
DAMA-I Lifetime Advisor Karen Lopez


Nominee Limitations and Considerations

  1. Incumbent nominees seeking reelection are confirmed eligible for reelection.
  2. Each nomination is vetted extensively for validity, accuracy, and eligibility.


The Eligible Voting Chapters 
(as of 11 August 2022, 23:59 UTC)

DAMA Argentina – Buenos Aires  DAMA Ecuador  DAMA Japan  DAMA NYC DAMA Spain
DAMA Brazil  DAMA Edmonton  DAMA Kansas City  DAMA NYCR DAMA Thailand – Bangkok
DAMA Calgary  DAMA Finland  DAMA Kazakhstan - Astana  DAMA Peru DAMA UK
DAMA Chicago  DAMA France  DAMA Korea  DAMA Philadelphia DAMA Vancouver
DAMA Chile  DAMA Georgia  DAMA Mexico  D.F.  DAMA Phoenix DAMA Wisconsin  
DAMA China – Hong Kong  DAMA German  DAMA Minnesota  DAMA Poland IRMAC  
DAMA Colombia  DAMA Indiana  DAMA Montreal  DAMA Rocky Mountain    
DAMA Denmark  DAMA Italy  DAMA New England  DAMA South Africa    


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