AST Elected Offices
Eligibility Requirements for Open Positions:
- All candidates for the Board of Directors must be active (CST with currency or CST, CSFA) members of AST for a minimum of three years immediately preceding nomination.
- Candidates for the Officer positions (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) must have served a minimum of one full term during the previous six years on the Board of Directors.
- Candidates for the Board of Directors must have served at least one complete term on a national committee, whether standing or special (ad-hoc), the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting or a complete two-year term as a director in a state assembly within the last eight years.
For the 2023 election, the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer and three Director positions will be filled.
Interested in becoming a candidate for an elected office?
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 supporters.
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.