BGC Board of Directors Nomination Process
The Board for Global EHS Credentialing is recognized worldwide for establishing and administering credentials that elevate the technical and ethical standards for professionals who practice the science of evaluating, protecting, managing, and enhancing the health and safety of people and the environment.”
The Board of Directors is comprised of twelve Diplomates (BGC certificate holders) for four-year terms, and one public member for a two-year term. The goal of Board composition is to have a broad representation from the professional community. Two to three new Board members are selected each year.
The Board meets face-to-face, for one to two days, three times per year (February, during the AIHce, and October). The meetings are usually held on a weekend to avoid conflict with work. Expenses related to Board travel are covered by BGC. Monthly conference calls are scheduled to also conduct business and monitor progress.
The BGC is a 501(c)6 non-profit corporation. The Board of Directors has fiduciary responsibility for the work of the organization. In addition Board Members must not engage in actions, which may constitute an actual, apparent, or potential conflict of interest with the mission and activities of BGC, and will disclose to BGC any such conflicts of interest and any business, financial, or organizational interests and affiliations, which are or could be construed to be a conflict of interest. Board members agree to resolve any conflicts of interest or recuse themselves from deliberations or voting on any matter with respect to which they have an actual or potential conflict of interest. (See Note, below)
BGC maintains Directors and Officers liability insurance. Because of the nature of the Board’s work, Directors are expected to abide by the BGC’s Code of Ethics, Governing Documents, Policies and Procedures, and are expected to sign a Confidentiality/Conflict of interest statement.
Additional information on the BGC can be found here on our website or by contacting the BGC Nominations Committee.
We invite you to join this group of committed industrial hygiene professionals by submitting a nomination form for consideration and your resume or curriculum vitae.
Email your Resume or Curriculum Vitae to NominationsCommittee@ehscredentialing.org
|June 30th||Deadline for qualified and interested candidates to submit a Nomination Packet|
|June 30th-July 2nd||Staff verifies that packets are complete and sends acknowledgments to candidates|
|July-September||Board Selection Committee reviews all candidates. Interviews and recommends final nominees to the full Board|
|July 18 – August 6||Finalists will be interviewed virtually by a Board sub-committee|
|September||New Directors elected at the September Board Meeting (held via conference call). Staff notifies candidates of election results|
|October||New Directors attend and observe at BGC Fall Board Meeting|
|October-December||New Director orientation sessions (conducted via webinar)|
|January 1, 2022||New Directors begin their four-year terms of office|
NOTE: The following language on conflict of interest is taken from the May 2020 BGC Governing Policies 2.5.3 A-F Board Member Code of Conduct
3. Board Members must avoid conflict of interest with respect to their fiduciary responsibilities, and also take into consideration the potential for an appearance of a conflict of interest.
A. There will be no self-dealing or business by a Board member with the staff organization, except as procedurally controlled to assure openness, competitive opportunity and equal access to inside information.
B. Board members will annually complete a form disclosing their involvement with other organizations, with vendors or any other affiliations that might be, or might reasonably be, seen as being a conflict of interest. Board members will promptly update their disclosures if, during the year, a material change in circumstances should occur.
C. When the Board is to decide upon an issue about which a member has an actual or potential conflict of interest, that member shall disclose the conflict to the Board, recuse themselves and not participate in discussions, deliberations or votes related to the issue.
D. Board members will not use their Board position to obtain staff employment for themselves, family members or close associates. Board members shall resign from the Board prior to applying for a staff position with the BGC.
E. Except for expenses related to BGC-authorized travel, Board members will not purchase products or services on behalf of BGC for reimbursement without the written consent of the CEO.
F. Board members may not be directly affiliated with a course, activity or material advertised or construed to be preparatory for certification by BGC during the Board Members’ BGC term of office. Promoting ways to prepare to be successful on the exam is acceptable.