Leadership Development

Serving on the IDA Board

The IDA Board of Directors is a diverse group of individuals who reflect the composition of the IDA membership. IDA ensures that its Directors represent different company sizes, industry tenures, experience and geographical locations. (Read the FAQ to learn more.)

The IDA Board is charged with governing the association in accordance with the bylaws, identifying industry influences, and developing initiatives to positively impact the industry as a whole. 

A Director’s term is three years, with the possibility to be reelected for a consecutive three-year term. Directors are elected (or reelected) annually by the IDA membership. It is recommended that all candidates be a member of IDA for at least one year. Submitting a name for candidacy does not guarantee selection by the Nominations Committee to be on the ballot. 

If you are interested in being considered for candidacy on the IDA Board of Directors, complete the Nominee Application. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Dealer Members must be an owner, partner or employee of a Dealer Member company.
  • Supplier Members must be an owner, partner or employee of an Industry Member company holding a responsible position.

Immediately following the IDA Annual Meeting of Members during the IDAExpo in the spring.

The slate of Director Nominees is selected in October during the Board of Directors Meeting. 

The Board routinely meets four times each year. One of the meetings is conducted in conjunction with the IDAExpo. On occasion, a Committee may require an additional meeting, but in most cases additional meetings are conducted via conference call and do not require travel.

Yes. Currently, Directors are reimbursed for travel, lodging and meals.

Directors are responsible for establishing the direction of the association, and monitoring its progress in maintaining that direction. In addition, Directors comprise the leadership for IDA Operating Committees. Each Director serves on a minimum of three Committees. Committee meetings are typically conducted three times a year. 

For the majority of the Board, Committee meetings are conducted on Thursday, with the Board meeting conducted on Friday. Depending on the location of the meeting, most Directors arrive on Wednesday afternoon, and depart Friday afternoon. A limited number of committees meet on Wednesday, and may require some Directors to arrive on Tuesday afternoon/evening.

Campaigning is not required, but most nominees do some sort of promotion to the applicable voting members to inform them of their qualifications and interests. Email lists for this purpose are provided by IDA.

The IDA membership is notified of the slate of nominees as approved by the IDA Board immediately following the meeting at which the slate is approved. Approximately 45 days following this notification, all voters receive a ballot electronically. Members have 30 days to vote. Ballots are tabulated by a third-party company specializing in association elections.