The executive board is the association’s corporate board of directors and is elected at the annual business meeting. The nominating committee presents a recommended slate of officers to the voting members in advance of the annual business meeting.
Note about the officer flags:
The officer flags were designed by Whitney Smith and adopted by the executive board in 1977. The red background and blue chevron on each officer’s flag is adopted from the flag of NAVA; the gold used for the symbols is the traditional color of authority. The symbols themselves come from many cultures and countries indicating the universal extent of our interest and they derive from different symbolic media. More detail about the officer flags can be found in Issue 11 of Flag Research Quarterly, which is available in the Publications section here.
With their flags (Left to right): Ralph Spence, vice president; Whitney Smith, president; John Cross, corresponding secretary; Ashley Talbot, recording secretary; John Lyman, treasurer. Photo: Nick Artimovich.
In 1987, the executive board decided that former officers could display the normal rank flag for the office in question, but with the red-and-blue colors reversed.