Time to Vote!
No, I don’t mean the national election, I mean for the new Regional Vice President of the Northeast Region of IIE!
Region Vice Presidents are part of the Regional Operations Board or International Council. RVPs serve three-year terms and represent the needs of the members in their region by supporting chapters and the regional communities. They are responsible for providing support for chapter and region leaders and working closely with them to foster strong relationships between the chapters, regions, members and IIE as a whole. Region vice presidents report directly to the senior vice president, regional operations.
The term lasts three years and you are not eligible for re-election, so its time to hold elections on my replacement. Soon you should be receiving information on our two candidates, Brad Parrish and Mike Lalle. They are both excellent candidates and I’m sure they will do an excellent job.
There are other volunteer opportunities with the regional staff, and I would like to take the opportunity to welcome Christine Young as the assistant regional vice president (ARVP) for our Southern Region (Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and parts of New York). She will be responsible for helping me, Amy Thompson (the other ARVP) and the rest of the region to assist the chapters. Welcome aboard!
A quick note for student and professional chapters: Please send me information on your upcoming events, so I can get them in the newsletter, and potentially visit your chapters. Thanks!
Kevin DrevikIIE Northeast Region VP