Sunday, February 15, 2009

So You Want To Be President

From CA:

The Columbia Association (CA) Board of Directors, along with the Board’s Citizens Advisory Committee and DHR International, has narrowed their search for a new president to lead the Columbia Association. This selection follows a process that began in February 2008, when the Board hosted its first president forum soliciting input from residents on what qualifications and experience they would like in the next CA president. In October 2008, members of the community were sought to participate in the Board’s Citizens Advisory Committee to aid in the selection of CA’s next president. This committee has helped the board and DHR International, an executive search firm, in the recruitment, selection and interview process for the next CA president.

The three final candidates are as follows:

· Rob Goldman , vice-president and director of CA’s Sport & Fitness division

Rob received a B.A. in English from Trinity University and has previously served as president of the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA).

· Milton Matthews , president of the Reston Association

Milton received a B.A. in government and history from Virginia Union, an M.P.A. from Syracuse University and a master’s in city and regional planning from Ohio State University .

· Phillip Nelson, city manager of Troy , Michigan

Phillip received a B. A. in political science from Fort Hayes University and an M.P.A. from Wichita State University .

The Board will host a presidential candidate forum on Sunday, Feb. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Stonehouse in the Long Reach Village Center wherein all three candidates will be introduced to the public. The forum will allow community members to hear the presidential candidates address questions from CA residents, and a final presidential selection will be made in the days following the event. Those who would like to submit questions for presidential candidates may do so via an online form at . No questions may be asked the day of the forum. All questions must be submitted in advance through the online form. Questions must be submitted by Thursday, Feb. 19 at 11:59 p.m. CA will officially welcome its new president on May 1.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mr. Matthews is actually the chief executive officer of the Reston Association (RA). Robin Smyers is the Board President of RA.