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Nominations to ABO’s Board of Directors

The leadership of the Algae Biomass Organization is critical in moving the industry toward commercialization. At this time, we are seeking nominations for the Board from the ABO’s membership. For those ABO members interested in making a nomination, check out the information on the process below:

Directors are expected to:

  • Continuously be a member in good standing of the Algae Biomass Organization
  • Actively participate on one ABO committee
  • Attend 70% of all Board calls, held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 11:00 a.m. CT
  • Attend two in-person meetings: September/October as part of the Algae Biomass Summit; and a Board Retreat in January/February; expenses not covered by ABO
  • Be active in membership recruitment and retention

Per the ABO by-laws, the goal of recruitment is to identify 1.5 candidates for each of the 8 open positions or 12 candidates as a minimum.

The Director Recruitment committee consists of:

  • Tim Burns, BioProcess Algae
  • Jose Olivares, Los Alamos National Labs
  • Tim Zenk, Sapphire Energy

The Director Recruitment process will occur on the following schedule:

  • Solicitations of candidates – Beginning on December 1, 2013
    • Candidates will be requested to provide:
      • A current resume or CV
      • Statement of interest on why they should be considered for the Board
      • A recent portrait photograph (jpg or eps)
  • Slate of candidates identified for the ABO Board – February 2014
  • Candidate interviews – February-March 2014
  • Three week election period – April 2014
  • Terms of service commence May 2014

How to apply:

  • To submit your interest to become a board candidate please use the form on ABO’s contact page or reach out to Barb Scheevel, ABO Administrative Coordinator. You can find her information on the contact page as well.

Benefits of Membership

Put yourself at the forefront of the algae industry, where algae products, services, and research meet the challenges of our planet’s most pressing issues today.
Members also benefit from:
  • A voice on ABO policy initiatives.
  • Access to members-only resources.
  • Discounted pricing to ABO events, and more!
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