AIGA Minnesota Welcomes New Board Members June 13, 2015
July 1, 2015
AIGA Minnesota is pleased to announce that a number of new members have been elected to serve on the organization’s board of directors, beginning on July 1, 2015. To view a list of all currently serving AIGA Minnesota board members with biographies and photos, click here.
Directors are elected by the membership and form the majority of the board of directors to fulfill positions within specific areas of expertise for the benefit the membership. Directors are entrusted with voting rights and normally serve for 2-year terms.
- Pete Klein, Director of Interactive Management
- Angela Niemi, Director of Education
New associate directors
Associate directors are appointed by majority vote of the board of directors and serve the board within a specific function, usually by representing a particular membership affinity group or by performing a special assignment. Associate directors do not have voting rights and normally serve for 2-year terms.
- Heather Olson, Associate Director of Content Management
- Eric Widi, Associate Director of Social Engagement
- Khurram Mohammad, Associate Director of Student Affairs
About the AIGA Minnesota board
Governance of a membership organization requires a solid commitment from dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers with a variety of talents and attributes. For AIGA Minnesota, the board of directors is one of its distinct assets that serves and protects the brand and legacy of the organization. The board ideally represents a cross-section of thought leadership across the design profession, with each member taking charge of an area specifically suited to his or her talents and interests in order to benefit the full membership.
About board elections
Twice each year, AIGA Minnesota welcomes new members to serve on its board of directors, leading efforts to shape the direction of the organization. For the term beginning July 1, 2015, a nominating committee recommended a slate of nominees for consideration of open officer- and director‑level positions on the board. The slate was approved for ratification by a vote of the organization’s supporting-, sustaining-, design leader- and trustee‑level members. Non‑voting associate directors are appointed by a majority vote of the board.