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Welcome to the Connex Board of Directors Application Site


Connex is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who are career professionals working in the industry, selling to and/or servicing multi-site facilities. The 2022-23 Board will consist of 11 Directors: six retail and five supplier members who serve three-year rotating terms. In addition, three alternates, two retail members and one supplier member, serve as non-voting Board Members available to step into a Board seat should a vacancy occur on the Board during a term.

As the legal body of Connex, the Board of Directors establishes policy and guidelines and leads by setting the strategic direction of the Association. This requires knowledge and experience in business, mature judgment, vision, and the ability to influence and empower others. Members of the Board of Directors must be able to perform at this executive level as part of a collaborative team with other Board Members.

The primary responsibility of the Board Member is to provide leadership to the organization, enabling it to be a powerful influence in the retail facilities maintenance industry. In addition, the member has a fiduciary responsibility to ensure that Connex functions in an ethical and legal manner in all its business practices.

Underlying the success of Connex’s Board has been the Directors' dedication to preparing for and participating in all meetings, as well as contributing their experience and critical thinking in setting the strategy of the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities

As the legally constituted governing body, the Board oversees the affairs of Connex; provides leadership to the profession; and represents the Association and the profession to other groups.

Major functions in carrying out these responsibilities include:

  • Envisioning the future of Connex and setting its strategic direction.
  • Establishing policy for Connex.
  • Approving and monitoring the progress of the strategic plan.
  • Reviewing and approving the budget annually.
  • Representing Connex to members and groups.

Term of Office

An individual selected for the Connex Board will serve a three-year term from April 2022 through April 2025. An individual selected as a Board alternate will serve a one-year term from April 2022 – April 2023.

The Connex Nominating Committee is charged with selecting qualified members in each category for the Board of Directors’ elections per the Association’s Bylaws. The process for selecting these leaders is outlined below.

Applications are being accepted until November 30, 2021 (12:00 pm CST), for candidates to apply for the official ballot. The Connex Association Nominating Committee will review each applicants' qualifications in depth. Connex Primary Members will vote on the final slate of nominees for the Board of Directors in March 2022. Newly elected Board Members will take office at Connex2022 National Conference, April 24, 2022, in Long Beach, CA.

We look forward to receiving your application!.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Current Connex Association Member with at least one-year membership preceding nomination, in good standing having no outstanding ethics violations;
  • Experience of at least five years in the facilities maintenance profession, property management, retail, asset management professions, or other complimentary fields.
  • Ability, commitment and approval support by their company to participate in Board Duties as described in the Term of Office and Time Commitment (face-to-face Board meeting, conference calls, events, etc.).

Other Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to Connex and to the credibility of the profession.
  • Demonstrated leadership as evidenced by professional accomplishments and other voluntary activities.
  • Knowledge and experience in retail facilities maintenance as evidenced by work performance.
  • Significant core competencies to further the Association’s goals such as strategic thinking, strategy and organizational development, structure, and the relationship of strategy to trends in business and maintenance management.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities within Connex in a voluntary role (committee service, writing articles or best practices, host of member events, etc.).
  • Demonstrated leadership within their company employer.
  • Demonstrated leadership within other voluntary membership groups – industry, professional or community organizations.
  • Experience in strategy development, strategic planning, finance, thought leadership, marketing, education, public relations, volunteer governance, and business development are very desirable.
  • Ability to represent Connex with members and other groups at industry events and to speak effectively about then Association’s mission, strategic initiatives, and programs.
  • Willingness to share expertise and ability to collaborate with Board colleagues, reach consensus, and support the consensus.
  • Willingness to share expertise and ability to collaborate and effectively work with other volunteers and staff team.

Personal Characteristics

  • Integrity, character;
  • Positive professional reputation;
  • Passion for the industry;
  • Enthusiasm;
  • Flexibility;
  • Team player.

Time Commitment

Board service requires a commitment of three (3) hours a month on average. In addition, the Board of Directors holds four (4) face-to-face Board meetings: two (2) of those are held in conjunction with its major conferences (National Conference and Connexions) each year; one (1) summer session; and one (1) winter meeting in February. Conference calls are held as needed.

Board Members also assist in leading and/or serving on the Association Board committees and are expected to participate in committee conference calls.

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