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2020 Board of Directors Call for Nominations
Nominate yourself or another worthy member!

The itSMF USA is calling for nominations to serve on its Board of Directors.  Individuals are being nominated for the board of directors in general, not for a specific board position.  The Board of Directors is a working board and time commitment is estimated to be approximately 20-30 hours per month on average.  Directors are expected to attend 2-3 in-person meetings, participate in 20-25 conference calls each year, attend at least 2 LIG meetings, and attend the itSMF USA annual convention, FUSION.  This may require up to 15 days of travel.

There is no compensation for service on the Board of Directors; however, travel and itSMF USA business-related expenses are subject to reimbursement. 

For 2020, there will be 3 openings.  

IMPORTANT:  Please be aware that itSMF USA policy is that not more than two (2) of the Board of Directors may be partners, employees, officers or directors of the same organization, corporation, or affiliates thereof. Further, no more than two (2) of the Board of Directors may represent the same Local Interest Group, or reside within the same geographic area, (defined to be State or within a 150 mile radius) of an established LIG.


The nomination period will formally begin Friday, September 20, 2019. All nominations must be received on or before Friday, October 4, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time, to be considered in the nomination process.


Any voting member of the itSMF USA in good standing may be placed in nomination for the Board of Directors. The Governance Chair will review all nominations and certify their membership status. The Nomination Committee is made up of the President Elect and a minimum of 2 other members of the Board of Directors.  The Nominations Committee will review all nominations and make recommendations to the membership. The criteria they will use were developed for the purpose of interviewing each candidate.  The Nominations Committee will make every effort to see that their choices for recommendation are guided by geographic diversity and balance.


Criteria for Candidate Evaluation


Each Candidate must be willing to spend at a minimum:

  • 20-30 hours on itSMF USA business per month

  • Up to 15 days per year traveling on itSMF USA business (including annual conference)

  • Responding to itSMF communications within 3 days

  •  Must be willing to manage a Board Portfolio and Chair a Board Committee, if elected.


Each Candidate must be willing to manage a Board portfolio and Chair a Board Committee if elected.


Qualities and skills required include:

  • Business

    • Business sense/acumen

    • Marketing savvy

    • Practitioner background

    • Sense of vision/direction/big picture

    • Confidence in and works to build a team

    • Builds relationships

    • Financial and/or accounting background (1 position only)

  • Personal traits

    • Collaborative

    • Poised

    • Action oriented

    • Has a sense of urgency

    • Innovative

    • Focused

    • Goodwill/trust

    • Cooperative and open

    • Not controlling

    • Respectful

    • Selfless (no hidden agendas)

    • Understands how to prioritize

  • itSMF

    • Passion for itSMF

    • Committed to the ITSM community

    • Adherence to and support of the itSMF USA Code of Ethics and the Board of Directors Code of Conduct

  • General

    • Experience with IG Leadership, Business Management, Finance, or Educational Institutions would be greatly desired.


  • Must be committed to the objectives and purposes of itSMF USA as listed on the itSMF website (

  • Must be an active itSMF USA Voting member in good standing, and membership dues paid in full

  • Must understand and accept responsibilities of the position

  • Previous  experience in an itSMF USA leadership position is a plus



    In addition to these qualifications, board members will be required to sign two documents (copies of which are available upon request):

  • A mutual confidential information non-disclosure agreement.

  • Conflict of Interest disclosures and a Code of Conduct for itSMF USA Board Members.



In submitting an individual for nomination please give thought to the following:

  • Does the individual meet the qualification criteria?

  • Has the individual demonstrated leadership and professionalism in IT Service Management?

  • What level of experience in the IT Service Management industry does the individual have?

  • Is the individual recognized as a thought leader in IT Service Management?

  • Does the individual have a track record of collaboration and openness in working with different types of companies and organizations?

  • Does the individual have good interpersonal and communication skills?

Submit your Nomination here!

Peter Beasley
President-Elect, itSMF USA

 Nominees: Please complete the electronic form which automatically submits to

Deadline for candidate submissions is Friday, October 4, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


If you are nominating someone else please download the nomination form, click here and email to