Dentists committed to helping lead organized dentistry are wanted as candidates for the positions of Wisconsin Dental Association president-elect, vice president, and speaker of the House of Delegates.
Individuals may nominate colleagues or themselves by submitting candidates’ names by June 3, 2013 to the Nominating Committee (see box). This committee will meet via a noon conference call on June 5 and then present its slate of candidates to the WDA House of Delegates on Nov. 16, 2013 in Middleton. Nominations will also be accepted from the House floor at that time.
Nominees’ digital headshots and curriculum vitae should be sent to Lisa Chandre in the WDA Executive Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or FAX 414-755-4105 by August 2 for publication in the September EDU and October WDA Journal.
President-elect and vice president
The president-elect serves for one year before automatically advancing to the presidency. Duties include hosting Legislative Day and working with WDA staff and the Michigan Dental Association delegation chair to coordinate caucus meetings for the American Dental Association’s 9th District. The vice president also serves for one year.
The president, president-elect and vice president work closely together to represent the dental profession in meetings with government officials and state legislators. These three officers support one another in serving as WDA spokespersons with the media and other organizations.
Speaker of the House
Working with staff, the speaker sets the WDA House of Delegates’ agenda. He or she presides over all House meetings, performing duties according to parliamentary procedure, and guiding the Reference Committee when necessary with resolution wording and procedures. He or she also serves as an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees.
The Speaker of the House is elected for a one-year term that can be renewed indefinitely.
Please contact Executive Director Mark Paget at 800-234-4515 (toll-free, direct) or email@example.com for detailed position descriptions.
Dr. Jodi Slominsky, Chair, Phone: (715) 831-8875, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Martin Williams, Phone: (920) 662-1600, Email: email@example.com
Dr. Russell Dunkel, Phone: (414) 427-8565, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. H Michael Kaske, Phone: (262) 877-2161, Email: email@example.com
Dr. Randall Ballweg, Phone: (608) 643-8505, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please direct questions about the nominating process to your regional representative or Executive Director Mark Paget at 800-234-4515 (toll-free, direct) or email@example.com.