College of American Pathologists

  Executive Committee


Updated May 9, 2012

Reports to: Board of Governors

Charge: Per CAP Bylaws, executive committee shall have all the authority of the Board of Governors in the management of the corporation between regular and special meetings of the Board.

Time Commitment

Number of face-to-face meetings: 4 per year
Length of each meeting: 1 ½ days
Typical meeting days of the week: Saturday and Sunday

Location of meetings: Nationwide

Number of conference calls: As needed

Hours of committee work required outside of meetings:
3-5 hours/week to handle emails communications, take actions on matters that need immediate attention, review meeting minutes

Additional travel or time commitments:

  • Corresponding duties as members of the Board of Governors

Activities of Committee (Per Executive Committee Empowerment Agreement)

The Executive Committee has the authority to:

  1. Act as a steering committee to oversee operations of the Board by coordinating and focusing the work of the Board.
  2. Make decisions on routine matters on behalf of the full Board.
  3. Act quickly when the full Board cannot meet in case of emergency: (ex. use of reserve funds, public relations issue).
  4. Approve non-budgeted spending of up to $1.0 million in the aggregate for any activity it deems necessary.

The Executive Committee has the responsibility to:

  1. Serve as a sounding board for the Executive Vice President.
  2. Organize the work of the Board by planning the Board’s agenda.
  3. Identify specific issues that can be delegated for handling to council or staff.
  4. Review select College policies in advance of Board approval.
  5. Ensure the Executive Vice President receives an annual performance and compensation review by the full Board.
  6. Approve regular standard actions or documents.
  7. Study important issues and bring findings to the full Board.
  8. Ensure that momentum is not lost on vital issues needing full and intense attention from members of the Board in order to move forward.
  9. Inform the full Board about the work of the Executive Committee. Take actions consistent with the direction of the Board that do not represent major change in the affairs, business, or policy of the organization.

Expertise or Experience Required

Per CAP Bylaws, members are required to be officers or members of the Board of Governors.

Benefits to membership on this committee

As officers or members of the Board of Governors, may be asked to speak on behalf of the CAP, present at state pathology society meetings or various professional venues.

Representation on committee beyond the CAP:

  • None




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