2019-2020 Board of Directors and Technical Council Nomination Process

The nomination and election process for the 2019-2020 Board of Directors and the Technical Council is now open.

Every voting member company should consider nominating candidates for election. You may nominate yourself or a company colleague. We also encourage non-voting member companies to become voting members (contact member services) to participate in the upcoming SNIA elections. Nominations are due August 31, 2019.

The Board of Directors is the governing body of SNIA, and for voting purposes it is composed of 10 Directors elected by the membership, and up to 3 Directors appointed by the Board.

The Technical Council is the body of technical experts that guides the technical direction of SNIA. It is composed of 8 members elected by the membership and up to 3 members nominated by the Technical Council and appointed by the Board.

Nomination Deadline: August 31, 2019

Submit your nomination here

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2019 Schedule of Activities

August 1 Board of Directors and Technical Council Nomination/Election Notice Distributed to Members as “Call for Nominations”
August 1 – 31 Nominations accepted from qualified candidates
August 31, Midnight PT Nominations are closed
September 1 Notice to Members of Election Period and Issuing of Election ballot by e-mail from SNIA Executive Director as “Call for Elections”
September 4 Candidate bios, photos, and Candidate statements (as available) posted on SNIA Website
September 1–30 Voting–Member Company designated Voting Representatives submit their ballot. Only the Executive Director and one designated SNIA Staff member manage the balloting results. Votes may be changed by submitter any time during the voting period
September 30, Midnight PT Voting is closed
October 3 Results of votes disclosed to Candidates
October 24, 8AM PT Election Results will be announced during our 2019 Annual Membership Teleconference Meeting


Board of Directors — Voting Members

1.) David Dale (NetApp, Inc.)  *  Chairman
2.) Jim Pappas (Intel Corporation)  *  Vice-Chairman
3.) Jim Williams (Oracle Corporation)  *  Secretary
4.) Rob Peglar (Advanced Computation and Storage)  Treasurer
5.) Richelle Ahlvers (Broadcom)
6.) Sue Amarin (Micron Corporation)  *
7) PK Gupta (Dell EMC)  *
8.) Tau Leng (Supermicro)  *
9.) J Michel Metz (Cisco Systems)
10.) Chris Lionetti (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
11.) Tatsuya Tanaka (Toshiba Memory)  *
12.) Michelle Tidwell (IBM)  *
* = Term expires this year


Technical Council — Voting Members

1.) Mark Carlson (Toshiba Memory Corporation)  Co-Chairman
2.) Bill Martin (Samsung Electronics)  Co–Chairman *
3.) Curtis Ballard (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
4.) Alan Bumgarner (Intel Corporation) *
5.) Fred Knight (NetApp, Inc.)
6.) Peter Murray (Virtual Instruments) *
7.) Tom Talpey (Microsoft) *
8.) Steve Wilson (Broadcom)
* = Term expires this year