Members encouraged to run, vote in upcoming board election

By NBB Staff | September 11, 2014

Members of the National Biodiesel Board have numerous ways of guiding their organization throughout the year. One of the biggest opportunities comes every fall during the November membership meeting with the governing board elections.

The 15 board members serve two-year terms that are staggered so each year there are either seven or eight terms expiring. This year in St. Louis, members will vote to fill seven seats.

“Being active and engaged in your industry’s membership organization was a simple decision for me,” said Steven J. Levy, current NBB chairman. “The NBB brings together all segments of the biodiesel industry, collaborates, and then executes a clear path forward. There are many opportunities throughout the year for members’ input on the direction of the organization, but there is no greater level of engagement than serving on the governing board.”

The election committee appointed by Chairman Levy is currently seeking nominations from the membership to fill the seats and the full membership will vote in November.

“These leadership positions are critical to our industry and manageable in your current job,” said Levy. “The industry has faced tremendous challenges this year but is still in a position for long-term growth. Our collective efforts as a strong, unified industry have allowed us to survive the ups and downs of being a new fuel in the marketplace and our continued collaboration is necessary to continue to grow.”

The current board is comprised of a diverse cross section of the industry and includes members from large and small producers, marketers, renderers and soybean farmer leaders. Members are strongly encouraged to attend and vote for the candidates who will best serve the needs of the industry.

While in St. Louis, NBB members will also discuss current industry issues, hold committee meetings, and review and update the organization’s Resolutions and Position Handbook. For additional details about governing board positions or the upcoming membership meeting please contact Donnell Rehagen ([email protected]) in the NBB office.

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