The President is
the official representative of the association and is responsible, in
partnership with the Board of Directors, for the organization’s activities. The
President presides at all meeting, works with the Vice President to determine
appointments to standing committees (with approval from the Board), maintains
dialogue with other professional organizations and serves as an ex-officio
member on all committees.
The Vice President actively aids the President and performs the duties of the
President when required. The Vice President assists the President with
orientation of new officers and committee members, consults with the President
regarding the termination of committee appointments and provides assistance in
finding replacements, and recognizes outstanding achievements among members and
The Treasurer is responsible for the collection, disbursement, protection and
accounting of association funds under the guidance of the Board of Directors
and pursuant to the AST
Policy Manual. The Treasurer chairs the Budget and Finance
Committee, supervises the preparation of the semi-annual financial reports, and
advises the Board of unbudgeted financial expenditures.
The Secretary records the proceedings of the Board of Directors and House of
Delegates. The Secretary furnishes a copy of the Board meeting minutes, ensures
that the Minutes Readers Committee reviews the minutes of the House of Delegates
meetings, assists with writing motions concerning the intent of the Board of
Directors, presents an oral report to the House of Delegates and serves as the
chair of the Policy and Procedures Committee.
Board of Directors
The AST Board of Directors includes the four national officers and seven
elected Directors. The Board transacts business on behalf of the organization
in between meetings of the House of Delegates, formulates policies and
procedures for the organization, establishes standing committees, reviews
committee reports and enacts responses, and contracts for the services of the
Chief Executive Officer.
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