2019 Board of Directors candidates announced

July 3, 2019 11:00

This fall, seats will be open on the RTDNA Board of Directors for one Chair-Elect, 6 Regional Directors and two Directors-at-Large. Today, we are announcing the candidates for those positions.

The Chair-Elect position is a one year term, after which the Chair-Elect becomes the RTDNA Chair for one year, then serves for one year as RTDNF Chair.

Regional Directors represent members in their geographic regions. Directors-at-Large represent the membership as a whole. Director positions are two-year roles.

Online voting closes at 12pm EDT on Saturday, September 9. Additional candidates may be nominated during the Excellence in Journalism opening business session on Thursday, September 5; however, votes cast prior to that time may not be changed.

Election results are announced at the closing business session of the Excellence in Journalism conference at 2pm CDT on Saturday, September 7.

Eligible voters are current, dues-paid members of RTDNA in the TV News Director/Manager, Radio News Director/Manager, TV News Staff, Radio News Staff, Online News Professional, New Professional, Educator or Retired membership categories.‚Äč Voting members will receive an email when voting opens (as well as periodic reminders until voting closes) with voting instructions. To vote, you will need to log into your account on the RTDNA member portal

Qualified non-members who join before or during the voting period become eligible to vote. 

The Board of Directors shapes RTDNA’s and the industry’s future by setting priorities, guiding training initiatives and responding to threats to press freedom.

Meet the candidates for this year’s open seats here.