American Meat Science Association

Council Members

Foundation Logo SmallThe following AMSA members, with their position and term of office, serve as Council members on the Development Council.

Development Council Meetings

An annual meeting of the Development Council will be held concurrent with the annual meeting of the AMSA. Additional meetings will be held as necessary. All decisions by the Development Council will be made by majority vote when a quorum (4 of the 7) of voting members are present. Electronic balloting may be used as a binding means of decision-making.

Board Officers

The officers of the Development Council consist of the Board Chair and Vice Chair. The officers are elected by the Development Council from among its members. The AMSA Secretary-Treasurer serves as the Treasurer of the Development Council.

  • The Council Chair:
    • Ensures the effective action of the Board in governing and supporting the Council .
    • Represents the Council to the AMSA membership.
    • Develops agendas for meetings in concert with the AMSA CEO.
    • Presides at board meetings.
    • Appoints committees as necessary.
  • The Vice Chair:
    • Presides over meetings in the absence of the Chair.
    • Chairs the donor recognition committee.
  • The Treasurer (AMSA Treasurer):
    • Ensures that appropriate financial reports are made available to the Development Council.
    • Reports to the Council the findings and recommendations of the Council's annual financial statement auditor's report.
    • Recommends and manages investments (with the CEO)
    • Acts a liaison between the AMSA Board and the Development Council.

Trustee Responsibilities

  • Support the purpose of the Council.
  • Communicate the purpose and work of the Council to AMSA's members and other constituency groups.
  • Serve on committees of the board as appointed by the chair.
  • Prepare for and attend Board and committee meetings.
  • Assume leadership roles in fundraising campaigns and special events.
  • Make a personal gift to the Council.

Role of the Council Members

  • Pursue fulfillment of the Council purpose.
  • Establish operating and fiscal policy for the Council .
  • Coordinate fundraising
  • Maintain communication with AMSA members.
  • Maintain a donor relations program.
  • Monitor and evaluate the Foundation's performance in relation to its goals and objectives.
  • Ensure fiscal accountability through the budget approval process and review of audited financial statements.

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