Service Promotion Experience Recognition


Nominations are being sought for President (2018-2021), one Member-at-Large (2018-2022), and SPER Student Representative (2018-2019). All terms will begin at the close of the June 2018 Annual Meeting. Members of SPER are encouraged to nominate themselves or any other member of SPER to run for these positions, and help our Society achieve continued success through this opportunity for professional service.

The President will serve as President Elect (2018-2019), President (2019-2020), and Past President (2020-2021). The main duties of the President-Elect are to help the President develop plans for the Annual Meeting and to chair the selection of the Student Prize Paper Award Recipient. The President designs the program for the Annual Meeting and is in charge of Executive Committee decision-making. The Past President chairs the selection or the Heinz Berendes International Travel Award recipient and provides input as needed.

The Member-at-Large participates in all Executive Committee activities. The Member-at-Large elected this cycle will be responsible for coordination and production of the SPER annual meeting program. This member will replace Emily Harville.

The Student Representative participates in Executive Committee meetings, encourages and facilitates student participation in SPER and plans the Advanced Methods Workshop, which precedes the Annual Meeting. This member will replace Carmen Messerlian.

This call for nominations will be posted on the SPER website. Nominations are due by March 1, 2018 and should be sent to Sunni Mumford at or can be submitted online through the SPER website. You can also contact Sunni for more information by email or by phone at 301-435-6946. The slate of candidates and ballot will be presented to the membership for electronic voting to take place in April 2018.