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APNA Immediate Past President Position Description

The Immediate Past President serves as a voting member of the board and an ex officio, non-voting member of the nominating committee and performs such other duties as may be prescribed by the board from time to time. Each Past President of APNA shall receive complimentary membership (pay no dues) for their lifetime.


Serves one year as Immediate Past President.


In addition to the responsibilities of all members of the Board, the Immediate Past President:
  • Serves as a mentor to the President and President-Elect
  • Serves as ex officio non-voting member on the nominating committee and assists in identifying prospective qualified candidates
  • Mentors current members of the board and prospective leaders
  • Represents the association as required
  • In collaboration with the executive director, models the partnership philosophy between board and staff
  • Maintains a current knowledge of global trends and developments influencing APNA and all APNA programs, products and services
  • Avoids conflicts of interest and promptly notifies the executive director if a potential conflict arises.


(This position is an automatic succession so all qualifications of President apply)

  • Must be a voting member in good standing
  • Knowledgeable about global trends and issues influencing the association and the association’s programs, projects and services
  • Experience with strategic planning and budgeting
  • Understands and can interpret, analyze and explain financial statements
  • Understands applicable operating ratios and can evaluate the association’s performance relative to association standards
  • Excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills
  • Informal and formal leadership experience
  • Participative leadership style
  • Demonstrated problem solving and ethical decision making experience
  • Excellent time management and organization skills
  • Conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work with diverse styles and personalities and facilitate teamwork and consensus
  • Works well under pressure and is good on his/her feet
  • Experience mentoring future leaders
  • Demonstrates flexible work habits
  • Willing to commit the time and skills necessary to fulfill the expectations of the role.
  • Sets and maintains high standards for personal performance
  • Available to travel to APNA board meetings, annual conference and other APNA or allied organization meetings as may be required.
  • Experienced with public speaking
  • Formal management experience preferred.