What is the AAC?
The Athletes’ Advisory Council (AAC) of USA Boxing is made up of athletes only; 14 regional representatives (one from each geographic region of USA Boxing), three athlete board of director members, and one member who sits on the US Olympic Committee’s (USOC) AAC.
The purpose of the AAC is to ensure 20% athlete representation in all decision-making bodies of USA Boxing, including the Board of Directors, the Foundation, and any and all committees and task forces. The AAC advocates on behalf of athletes in all areas of USA Boxing. They also strive to broaden the communication between athletes and the national governing body.
Who can serve on the AAC?
To be eligible for this position, you must:
- Have represented the United States in the Pan American Games, Olympic Games, or World Championship within the last ten years,
- Within the last ten years demonstrated that you are actively engaged in amateur athletic competition by finishing in the top half of the NGB’s national championships defined as US Nationals, National Golden Gloves, and the National Police Athletic League. (Note: winning one bout at any of these national championships will place an athlete in the top half of finishers.)
- Be 18 years of age or older and a US Citizen.
- Be an active registered member of USAB at least 60 days prior to the election.
- Have access to an active, personal email account and telephone service.
What does the Chair of the AAC do?
Any leadership position on the AAC requires a time commitment. The term for this position is four years.
- The Chair schedules and runs the AAC meetings – one annual meeting (in person) and several conference calls each year.
- The Chair attends USA Boxing Board meetings – one to two in-person meetings per year and at least monthly conference calls.
- The Chair oversees all AAC elections and athlete participation in Board elections.
- The Chair helps to set yearly and long-term USAB AAC goals and objectives, and ensures they are met.
How can I become the next AAC Chair?
If you meet the qualifications as stated above, the next step is to fill out the nomination form which you can find by clicking here. USAB AAC Chair nomination FORM
The form can be filled out on your computer, or you can print it out and handwrite it. Submit the nomination form, along with your resume, to the USA Boxing national office.
Mail to: USA Boxing
Attn: Betsy Nielsen
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Or email: email@example.com
Or fax: 719-866-2132
The deadline to submit your nomination is 2:00pm MT, October 3, 2012.
All qualified athletes’ paperwork will be sent to the AAC for review. Then, at the AAC Meeting to be held on October 11, 2012, each candidate will be given an opportunity to speak to the group about why they should be elected. You can either do this in person (at your own expense) or via conference call. After all candidates have had a chance to speak, the AAC members will cast their vote via paper ballot for the candidate of their choice.
The votes will be counted by AAC leadership, and the new Chair will take office directly after the USAB 2012 annual meeting
How can I find out more information about this position and the AAC?
Contact Angel Bovee, the current AAC Chair, at 914-490-6938, or firstname.lastname@example.org