2024 AHPA Board of Trustees Call for Candidates

Deadline to submit Intent to Stand for Election is Thursday, February 8, 2024

December 14, 2023

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is issuing its annual call for candidates for elected trustees to the association's Board of Trustees. AHPA's bylaws and election policies govern this nomination process and election.
"AHPA's trustees provide invaluable experience and expertise to our staff and membership, and we are grateful for their leadership and contributions to the association," said AHPA President Michael McGuffin. "We encourage all eligible companies to nominate a representative for this opportunity to help shape the future of this industry."
About the Board
The number of seats on AHPA's Board of Trustees consists of a minimum of 22. Two elected seats are reserved for "small business members," defined as Active Members with $5 million or less in annual herbal revenues. The remaining elected seats are available to all Active Members in good standing. The term of office for all elected trustees is three years.
AHPA's Board of Trustees meets three times each year (including in-person meetings at the Natural Products Expo West and SupplySide West trade shows), and trustees are expected to attend all meetings. In addition, trustees are expected to participate in ongoing functions of the organization. While trustees receive no remuneration for their services, the benefits to the companies represented, and to the industry as a whole, are well recognized.
Nomination & Election
A candidate must be officially nominated in writing by submitting a completed Intent to Stand for Election Form and Candidate's Statement by no later than Thursday, February 8, 2024.
A candidate for AHPA's Board of Trustees may be an owner, employee, consultant, or other designated representative of the company wishing to be represented on the board. All Active Members in good standing are qualified and encouraged to nominate a candidate.
After the call for candidates period closes on Thursday, February 8, 2024, the voting period will open on Monday, February 12, 2024, with the distribution of electronic ballots to all Active Member companies in good standing and eligible to vote.
Absentee votes will be accepted until Monday, March 11, 2024 before the in-person election takes place during AHPA's Annual Member Meeting on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA. Candidates will be invited to give brief remarks in-person or record a short video address in advance that will be played for the membership before in-person voting closes.
For any questions about the election, please contact Daniela Gonzalez at





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