Board Member Responsibilities

SEFA Board service is a voluntary, non-compensated position.  The minimum term is two (2) years, however most representatives consider it an honor to be selected by their industry peers for this role and historically serve for multiple terms.  

The Board of Directors meets during SEFA’s Annual Meeting in the Fall and convenes every other month via web conference.  These calls typically last for about one hour. 

Board Members/Directors receive and respond to email communications on subjects of import to the Association, such as membership applications, and SEFA programs.

In addition to the general responsibilities listed above, each officer has the following responsibilities:


  • Presides at all meetings of the Association and the Board of Directors;
  • Appoints the Chairperson of all standing or special committees as the need for such may arise;


  • Presides over the Nominating Committee and proposes the annual slate of Officers and Directors;


  • Presides at all meetings of the Association or of the Board of Directors in the absence of the Chairman;
  • Perform such other duties as the Chairman or the Board of Directors may direct;


  • Oversees the preparation of the minutes of all Board Meetings and the maintenance of all Association records and financial statements;
  • Provides periodic reports to the Board of Directors and membership on the financial condition of the Association;
  • With the approval of the Board of Directors, the Secretary/Treasurer may delegate certain of his responsibilities to staff members retained by the Association;

If you would like to be considered for Nomination to SEFA's Board of Directors click here to download the application form and email it to [email protected] along with a copy of your CV or resume.  If you have any questions, please contact a SEFA Staff Member.