Board of Directors Role Descriptions

Last Revised: April 7, 2016

President

The President is the lead officer of the Chapter and is responsible for calling and presiding at Chapter board meetings as well as providing direction and coordination to other board officers, members of the board and the members of the Chapter. 

Past President

The past president is an officer of the Board of Directors having completed duties as president of the Chapter. The past president may participate in the recruitment of future.

President-Elect

The president-elect generally assists and assumes responsibilities of the president when s/he is not available. The combination of the president-elect position helps to ensure a smooth leadership transition as the future president gains experience in a leadership role prior.

Treasurer

The treasurer has charge of and responsibility for all funds and securities of the Chapter, including oversight of deposits and disbursements. Duties shall be conducted in conformance with the approved budget, Chapter’s fiscal policies and any financial decisions previously made by the BOD. The treasurer ensures that regular financial reports and an annual audit are presented to and interpreted for the Chapter BOD and HIMSS.

Membership Liaison

Provide leadership to the membership committee in the development of annual recruiting, retention and value/benefits plans for members.

Secretary

Records all actions of the Chapter board and membership and prepares meeting minutes. Maintains Sharepoint site, which contains the permanent corporate record of the Chapter.  Oversees BOD elections and member surveys.

Director Business Development and Vendor Relations

Lead the development and strategy for annual and event sponsorship plans. Act as primary contact with existing sponsors and solicit potential new sponsors.

Director of Marketing and Communications

Provide leadership to the communications committee in the development of a strategy to communicate regularly and markets with members and appropriate members of the healthcare community about Chapter activities and membership opportunities.

Director of Programs (special events)

Provide leadership to the program committee to develop annual educational, professional development and networking opportunities for members and healthcare. Responsible for Texas regional HIMSS event, HIMSS/HFMA symposium and special events as requested.

Director Programs (local events)

Provide leadership to the program committee to develop annual educational, professional development and networking opportunities for members and healthcare. Responsible for coordinating lunch and learns along with networking socials.

Academic and Student Liaison

Provide leadership to the academic committee to create, promote, judge and award HIMSS local scholarship awards. Represent HIMSS to the academic community.

Committee Liaison

Provide advocacy for volunteers/community on obtaining available resources as well as develop methods for committee formations. Liaison between committees and volunteer corps to achieve mission and objective the Chapter.