2021 Elections

Make Your Voice Heard

This fall AUTM members will elect four new Board members for 2021. The newly elected Directors will begin their terms at the conclusion of AUTM’s 2021 Annual Meeting, March 15 – 18.
Take time to carefully consider each candidate’s record of service with AUTM, experience in the field of technology transfer, ability to work in a team, leadership qualities, and strategic vision for our Association.

View Candidate Applications        Watch Virtual Candidate Event

Voting will commence October 26 and conclude at 5 pm CST on November 24. Note: To ensure the ballot reaches you, consider adding autm.net to your email inbox whitelist, also called the “Approved” or “Safe Sender” list. In Outlook, this can be found under Home/Junk Email Preferences.

In order to be a candidate for the position of and serve as a Director, an individual must be a Regular Member or an Emeritus Member in Good Standing at the time of submission of their candidate materials.
Members will vote for three general candidates and a Treasurer through a dual-ballot process. 
Election Policy, Guidelines and Rules
For details on how AUTM conducts its elections, candidate expectations and Association policy, click here
Additional Questions?
For questions concerning your ballot, email Colleen Loeffler Phonwiang, Administrative Director, or call +1-847-686-2244.

Election Timeline
Sept. 10, 2020 Election Rules Announced to Membership – Application Window Open
Oct. 15, 2020 Deadline for receipt of candidate materials – Application Window Closed
Week of
Oct. 19, 2020
Leadership Development Committee and staff confirm the candidates meet qualifications
Oct. 22, 2020 Candidates are proposed to AUTM Membership 
Oct. 26, 2020 Electronic voting opens
Oct. 28, 2020 Virtual Candidate Forum (4 pm EST, US)
Nov. 24, 2020 Electronic voting closes (5pm CT, US)
Dec. 1, 2020 2021 Board Members announced
March 2021 New Board inducted at Annual Meeting