NBB members encouraged to take on leadership role

By NBB | August 26, 2013

The upcoming National Biodiesel Board membership meeting  to be held Nov. 18-20 in Washington, D.C., is one of three major membership meetings at which industry participants can help set the direction for the future of the biodiesel industry.

“Any successful industry association is made up of actively engaged members who are educated about our issues and volunteer their time to execute the membership’s vision for the future,” said NBB Chairman Gary Haer. “There are many opportunities throughout the year for members to guide the direction of their trade association but no greater opportunity than serving on the governing board.”

The main business at the November membership meeting will be the election of eight board positions created by term expirations. The election committee appointed by Chairman Haer 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 Haer. “The industry is in a tremendous position for continued growth but there are sure to be significant challenges still ahead. The collective efforts of a unified industry will be necessary to face those challenges.”

While in Washington, D.C., NBB members will conduct Hill visits with members of Congress and the administration on important industry issues including the renewable fuel standard and the biodiesel tax incentive. The annual review and update to the organization's Resolutions and Position Handbook also takes place in the fall.

For additional details about governing board positions or the upcoming membership meeting, please contact Donnell Rehagen in the NBB office.

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