July 2022 Bylaws Revision 

The NAA Board of Directors met in June to review a bylaws change recommended by the Governance Committee.  This revision changes the way Cornerstone Committees are chosen and comprised. Specifically, the change allows for Committees to self select their members (with Board approval) rather than placing Committee member selection as a responsibility of the Executive Committee.

These revisions will be voted on by the Board of Directors on July 2022 per Article IX of the NAA Bylaws.  

These revisions replace Article XIII, Sections 3-6.

If you have questions regarding this change prior to the final Board vote, please email Aaron Ensminger, CAE, NAA, CEO at aensminger@auctioneers.org or any Board Member.



1)     Education Institute Trustees. The Vice President, subject to the approval of 80% of the Directors present at a meeting of the Board of Directors and giving due consideration to recommendations from the then current Education Institute Trustees, shall appoint a committee consisting of two (2) Trustees each year. The Vice President of the Association shall serve as an additional member during his or her term. Qualifications for service as a Trustee shall include holding an NAA designation and active membership in the Association for at least three (3) years. The Education Institute Trustees shall operate as follows:


(a)     The Education Institute Trustees, being mindful of the Association’s mission, should continually consider and monitor educational programming for relevance and value where warranted.


(b)     The Education Institute Trustees shall annually elect a Chair and a Vice Chair of the Institute, neither of whom shall be the Association Vice President. The selected Chair must have at least three (3) years of experience as an Education Institute Trustee. The selected Chair is not required to be a sitting Trustee at the time of his/her election. Neither the Chair nor the Vice Chair shall serve as such for more than two (2) consecutive years. Except for the Chair of the Institute, and the Vice President, members of the Board of Directors shall not serve or continue to serve as a Trustee. Trustees may not serve consecutive terms.


(c)     The Education Institute chair may appoint subcommittees of the Institute, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Institute. The Chair of the Institute, in coordination with the NAA President, will appoint members of the subcommittees. Subcommittees shall have such duties as are assigned by the Institute.

 

(d)     The Education Institute Trustees shall maintain policies to further the objectives of the Association’s education program.


(e)     The Education Institute Trustees may be disbanded only with the consent of two-thirds of the members of the Association in attendance at an annual meeting or at a special meeting called for that purpose.


2)     Promotions Committee: The President, subject to the approval of 80% of the Directors present at a meeting of the Board of Directors and giving due consideration to recommendations from the then current Promotions Committee Members, shall appoint a committee consisting of two (2) Members each year. Committee members shall serve staggered terms of three (3) years or until their successors are appointed. A representative from the Executive Committee shall serve as an additional member during his or her term. The Promotions Committee shall make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding promotional activities for NAA, marketing the auction professional and the organization as necessary.

a)     The Promotions Committee, being mindful of the Association’s mission, should continually consider and monitor opportunities for promoting the Association and Profession.

b)     The Promotions Committee shall annually elect a Chair and a Vice Chair, neither of whom shall concurrently serve on the Executive Committee. The selected Chair must have at least three (3) years of experience as a member of the Promotions Committee. The selected Chair is not required to be a sitting Committee Member at the time of his/her election. Neither the Chair nor the Vice Chair shall serve as such for more than two (2) consecutive years. Except for the Executive Committee liaison, members of the Board of Directors shall not serve as a Committee Member. Committee Members may not serve consecutive terms.

c)     The Promotions Committee chair may appoint subcommittees, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Committee. The Chair of the Committee, in coordination with the NAA President, will appoint members of the subcommittees. Subcommittees shall have such duties as are assigned by the Committee.



3)     Advocacy Committee: The President, subject to the approval of 80% of the Directors present at a meeting of the Board of Directors and giving due consideration to recommendations from the then current Advocacy Committee Members, shall appoint a committee consisting of two (2) Members each year. Committee members shall serve staggered terms of three (3) years or until their successors are appointed and qualified so that two (2) Committee members shall be appointed each year. A representative from the Executive Committee shall serve as an additional member during his or her term. The Committee will develop and recommend to the Board of Directors an annual public policy strategy and agenda that will address legislative and regulatory issues.

a)    The Advocacy Committee, being mindful of the Association’s mission, should continually consider and monitor programs for relevance and value where warranted.

b)    The Advocacy Committee shall annually elect a Chair and a Vice Chair, neither of whom shall concurrently serve on the Association Executive Committee. The selected Chair must have at least three (3) years of experience as a member of the Advocacy Committee. The selected Chair is not required to be a sitting member of the Advocacy Committee at the time of his/her election. Neither the Chair nor the Vice Chair shall serve as such for more than two (2) consecutive years. Except for the Chair of the Committee, and the Executive Committee liaison, members of the Board of Directors shall not serve or continue to serve as a Committee Member. Committee Members may not serve consecutive terms.

c)   The Advocacy Committee chair may appoint subcommittee, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Committee. The Chair of the Committee, in coordination with the NAA President, will appoint members of the subcommittees. Subcommittees shall have such duties as are assigned by the Committee.