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APMP Board Criteria Guidance



Serving on the APMP International Board of Directors is a prestigious and important role. Every member of the Board is a representative for APMP. The Board is responsible for developing, maintaining, and implementing the strategic long-range plan (LRP). The Board proposes ideas, innovations, programs, and initiatives aimed at driving APMP forward and maximizing revenue. The current Board is in place to help APMP thrive years in the future.

The Board reports directly to the Board Chair. As a Board member, you will be expected to contribute to the growth and strategic direction of the global association. Your performance and contribution will be evaluated on an annual basis.

Serving on the Board is a two-year term.


  • Act in the best interest of APMP and put APMP’s best interests ahead of any other interests; consider the overall well-being ahead of all other considerations, including their own chapters. As a Board member, you are visioning and advocating on behalf of the entire organization and not your chapter.
  • Disclose other interests and avoid conflicts.
  • Maintain information in strict confidence.
  • Serve as an ambassador of APMP International and act in a manner consistent with APMP’s mission.
  • Review materials prior to all board meetings and be prepared to contribute to discussions in a meaningful way.
  • Complete onboarding.
  • Participate in APMP Leadership Academy.
  • Identify strategic ideas or projects that advance our association/industry forward and increase membership.
  • Lead or support committees and working groups, as required.
  • Participate in vision discussions related to strategic agenda items during board meetings and be prepared to cast your vote.
  • Present all industry and external speaking engagement opportunities/requests through the Executive Committee (ExCom) for vetting.

Characteristics of Ideal Board Member:

  • Believes in diversity, equity, and inclusion: Understands that diversity promotes creativity and innovation.
  • Interested in more than the honor inherent in the position: Selection for board participation represents a serious commitment; it is not merely a reward.
  • Put APMP first: Expected to put APMP as a whole above all chapter, business, personal, or regional biases.
  • Devote adequate time: Must be willing to commit to attending four virtual board meetings annually and two in-person meetings. Board and committee work will require about 15 hours per month.
  • Work effectively with others: Must demonstrate effective communication skills and the ability to work in teams.
  • Strategic mindset: Understand that the board is responsible for setting policy and engaging in both strategic and long-range planning. The board is not a forum for operational management.
  • Potential chair: Each board member will be evaluated if they have potential to become chair and if they have the ability to actively lead APMP.
  • Active within the industry: Each board member should be an active industry practitioner or vendor for their complete term.

Nomination Process

Members interested in nominating themselves should prepare a six-minute video answering the following key questions:

  1. Why do you want to serve on the APMP board of directors?
  2. What ideas do you have to help increase APMP membership?
  3. What makes you an effective leader and how do you think that helps APMP?

Videos that do not directly answer these three questions or are not within the six-minute requirement will be automatically disqualified.

To help guide our strategic Long Range Plan, we are seeking members who have expertise in pricing and marketing.

You should submit your video to Rick Harris at with a copy of your resume.