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December 9, 2022 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 Friday, February 3, 2023. 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. The election for the 2023 cycle will be held in a virtual format during AHPA's Annual Member Meeting on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif. Candidates will be asked to record a short video address in advance for the membership that will be played during the meeting before voting closes. For any questions about the election process, please contact Melissa Do, AHPA Director of Communications, at email@example.com.