Board Members Duane Peterson and Beth Rusnock enjoying each other’s company at the 2021 VBSR Awards Ceremony. (Photo by JAM Creative)
Nominate Someone for the VBSR Board of Directors
VBSR especially seeks board members who identify as women and non-binary, people of color, veterans, individuals with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, rural businesses, and other identities and lived experiences traditionally underrepresented in dominant business culture.
Any individual who is employed by or an owner of a VBSR member in good standing and serves as a strategic decision-maker for the organization is eligible to serve on VBSR’s board of directors, including both non-profit and for-profit members. Members are corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and sole proprietors. Individuals may join VBSR as “Friends of VBSR” but are not eligible for board service and holding office. Cooperative businesses are considered for-profit members.
Terms are for three years, from January 1 – December 31.*
*As of August 2022 terms are for three years, however, pending approval by the VBSR membership in November 2022, terms will be two years effective in 2023.
The Committee looks for a demonstrated commitment to the mission, vision, and values of VBSR and individuals whose representation on the board will contribute to a strong diversity of perspectives based upon multiple factors:
- organizational identity, including size and maturity of organization, geography, and industry
- personal identity, including stage of career, gender identity, race and ethnicity, and lived experience
- knowledge, skills, and interests
The committee especially seeks individuals who identify as women and non-binary, people of color, veterans, individuals with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, rural businesses, and other identities and lived experiences traditionally underrepresented in dominant business culture.
VBSR committee participation (prior or present) is preferred but not required.
Learn more about the Board Election Process.