USA Volleyball Board of Director Candidate Selection Process
USA Volleyball restructured its governance in 2007. The restructuring followed the principles outlined in the Report and Recommendations of the Independent Commission on Reform of the United States Olympic Committee, which was created in 2003 to “advise the Congress frankly” about the best ways to reform the USOC. The organizing principles of the reform recommended new governance structure following “those of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002… in the corporate world and the best practices in the nonprofit world.” These principles remain valid and the new structure has merit and value.
USAV’s new structure includes a Nominating Committee. The NC is responsible for vetting and recruiting candidates for USAV’s 18-member Board of Directors. The goal was to establish a BOD that is more streamlined; reflects the structure of the sport as is exists today; involves independent expertise and one that empowers professional staff under its direction and supervision.
The cornerstone for making certain that any process to select a BOD is fair and transparent is that everyone understands how it works.
Athlete Board of Director position
In order to be eligible to run and/or vote for the Athlete Board of Director position, athletes must be international athletes, defined accordingly: the Athlete Director must meet the eligibility requirements of having represented the United States in the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, Parapan American Games, Volleyball Nations League, World Cup, FIVB Beach World Tour events, WPV Beach ParaVolley Events, World Championship recognized by the appropriate international federation, or a USOPC-recognized Operation Gold event within the preceding ten (10) years as determined at the time of the election. All of the athletes meeting the criteria requirements shall comprise the electorate.
Call for Nominations