The SBE exists because of the volunteer efforts of members like you at the local and national level. Each year the SBE Nominations Committee assembles a group of capable members from all corners of the field of broadcast engineering to run and serve if elected. All candidates for national office are either Regular, Senior or Life members of the SBE, or are the designated representative of an SBE Sustaining Member, and in good standing. All candidates must hold a current SBE engineering-level certification and are required to maintain that certification through all terms of office. All elected directors serve in an “at-large” capacity.
Each year the Nominations Committee begins working in February and concludes by the end of April to compile a slate of candidates for the upcoming election. SBE members in good standing who want to run for a director or officer position should contact the Nominations Committee chair. That person is listed on the committee chairs page.
Any voting member in good standing, by letter to the Secretary, not less than forty-five (45) days prior to the election date, may propose and nominate a candidate, and the name of any eligible candidate so proposed by ten (10) members or more shall be entered on the ballot.
For one month beginning in late July, the election for the national board of directors will take place and will be conducted via the Internet. Members wishing to vote by mail and receive a paper ballot have the opportunity to opt out of electronic voting. Those elected will be inducted into office during the SBE National Meeting held in the fall of that year.