(By Christina Guenther, Past Chair of the Entrepreneurship Division & Chair of the ENT Nominations Committee)

    As the immediate Past Division Chair, I have the honor to work with the ENT Nomination Committee to oversee the Division elections for the next executive leader of the division (PDW Chair) and new Representatives-at-Large (RALs).  These positions are central to the continued success and growth of the ENT Division. Those elected will help shape the ENT Division over the next few years and bring their ideas and enthusiasm to enhance the vibrancy, professionalism, and friendliness of the division.

    There will be two steps in the election process (you will be notified through an email sent by the AOM Headquarters):

    STEP 1 – NOMINATIONS: February 1 – February 28

    STEP 2 – ELECTIONS: April 16 – May 17

    In Step 1, all ENT members will be able to nominate (or self-nominate) members for the open positions that I mentioned: PDW Chair and Representative-at-Large. Once the Nomination Committee has reviewed the Division’s nominees for these positions, we will work diligently to finalize the slate of candidates for all positions.

    In Step 2, starting from April 16, the Elections website will be opened for all the members, and this is your opportunity to be part of this important election process by voting for your preferred candidates.  The voting process will end on May 17. By voting, you ensure that the elected officers will represent the preferences of our members.  Elected officials will also feel that they have the mandate of the membership – a very important aspect as they take their positions to help move the ENT Division advance its mission to grow entrepreneurship scholars

    I look forward to your participation in this election process. In late May, we will notify everyone of the results.