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  • Elected Offices

    AST relies on the resources of expertise, diversity and creativity available through our members to meet the goals of our Strategic Plan. You have the ability to be involved and to be an influential voice in issues related to achieving the mission and vision of AST. Willingness to become involved with AST leadership, committees, work groups, projects and events is your first step in beginning your journey to personal and professional fulfillment.

  • 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 2024 election, the positions of Secretary and four Director positions will be filled.

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    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.

    Vice President
    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.