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  President-elect, four governors to be elected


CAP Today




January 2013
Feature Story

In an election to take place this summer, CAP fellows will choose a president-elect and four governors.

Three incumbent governors—David L. Booker, MD, Richard R. Gomez, MD, and Bharati Suketu Jhaveri, MD—are eligible for reelection to a three-year term to the CAP Board of Governors. Richard C. Friedberg, MD, PhD, has served two three-year terms and is not eligible for another term as governor.

Fellows can be placed in nomination for these positions by the Nominating Committee or by submitted petition signed by at least 100 CAP fellows who are eligible to vote. To request petition forms, contact Tari McDermand at 847-832-7260 or July 14 is the deadline for nomination by petition.

The CAP Nominating Committee will meet April 13 and 14 to interview candidates for office. Members of the 2013 Nominating Committee are Yvonne Hearn, MD, chair; Stephen N. Bauer, MD; Ann T. Moriarty, MD; Raouf E. Nakhleh, MD; Rene Rone, MD; Gail Habegger Vance, MD; and Ronald L. Weiss, MD.

A Board Qualities Matrix, or BQM, tool is used every year to aid in identifying, attracting, and nominating individuals who strategically complement future CAP Boards. This entails assessing the characteristics the CAP Board possesses as a whole, comparing those characteristics to targets identified for an “ideal” CAP Board, and performing a gap analysis. Members of the Nominating Committee use the BQM and analysis information as a guide in assessing election candidates.

To complement the current Board membership, the 2013 Nominating Committee will look for the following in its member candidates:

  • Ambassador and visionary qualities needed to articulate the CAP’s vision and drive long-range strategic planning.
  • In-depth knowledge of new technologies.
  • Contacts and experience in the international/global arena and in media communications.
  • Business skills and expertise.
  • Medical industry knowledge.
  • Age under 55 years, female gender, diverse cultural background.
  • Practice locations across the country other than the east coast, especially in the western United States.