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ILA Government
(Scroll to bottom of this page or click links for current board members and contact information, as well as committees.)

ILA Board, Committee Members, Documents, and History

Information concerning the governing of the ILA can be accessed on this site.  The current executive board serves until 2017. Information dealing with the Constitution and Bylaws and a list of past Presidents are all available by clicking on the links provided.

Nominations needed when Convention held in Odd numbered Years--2 year terms except VP Elect and Nominating Committee; 6 year term limit

1st VP Elect (moves up to VP Elect/Convention Planner, President, Immediate Past President)
Secretary
MAL Global
MAL PR
Nomination Committee Members
Nominations needed when Convention held in Even numbered Years--2 year terms except VP Elect and Nominating Committee; 6 year term limit
1st VP Elect (moves up to VP Elect/Convention Planner, President, Immediate Past President)
2nd VP Membership
Student Member
MAL Special Projects
Nomination Committee Members
ILA Executive Board

Elected officers only (1-10 below) are voting members of the Executive Board. The Executive Director is required to attend Executive Board meetings but is a non-voting member.

Quorum--The constitution reads: " A majority of the voting members of the Board constitutes a quorum of the Board."

All elected officers will be limited to a six year term limit, combined across all elected positions. Members may self-nominate or be nominated to serve in an elected position following a three year sabbatical.

Elected 2014-18

1--President (3rd year of 4 year term)

Kent Zimmerman

Elected 2015-19

2--1st VP (2nd year of 4 year term)

Charles Veenstra

Elected 2016-20

3--1st VP Elect (1st year of 4 year term)

Helen Ralston

Elected 2013; 2015

4--Secretary

Kae Van Engen

Elected 2013; 2015

5--MAL, PR

Michael Z Murphy

Elected 2013; 2015; +
Previous 2 year term as secretary

6--MAL, Global

Michelle Pence

Elected 2016 

7--2nd VP Membership

John Backman

Elected 2016

8--MAL Special Projects
(2 year term)

Sheila Bentley

Vacant

9--Student Member
(2 year term)

Vacant

Elected 2013-17

10--Immediate Past President (4th year of 4 year term)

Philip C. Tirpak

Appointed 2007Executive Director (non voting) (no term)Nanette Johnson-Curiskis

Appointed 2011-14; 2014-17

IJL Editor (non voting, ex-officio) (3 year term; 4th year as mentor)

Margarete Imhof

Appointed 2013-2016; 2016-19

Listening Post Editor (non voting, ex-officio) (3 year term; 4th year as mentor)

Gayle Pohl

Hired 2014-17

Web Editor (non voting, ex-officio) (3 year term; 4th year as mentor)

Beth Montgomery

Appointed 2012-2015; 2015-2018

Listening Education Editor (non voting, ex-officio) (3 year term; 4th year as mentor)

Erica Lamm


ILA 2016-2017 Committees

Committee membership is open to active members

The Purpose of the Association is to advance the practice, teaching, and research of listening throughout the world.

The purpose of the Association will be accomplished in the following ways:

           1.  The Association will establish a network of professionals committed to promoting the study and development of effective listening.

           2.  Members will exchange information by sharing teaching objectives, learning activities, promotional methods, materials and additional professional experiences.

           3.  Members are encouraged to pursue listening research as listening affects humanity on multiple levels of economic, educational, racial, cultural, and international relations.

           4.  Members will pursue management strategies and efforts promoting effective listening in government and business.

 

The Vision of the Association is to be the international leader of listening practices, teaching and research.

Archives
Nan Johnson-Curiskis, Chair
Harvey Weiss

Awards
Ray McKelvey, Chair
Chair-Elect, TBA

Business Committee
Helen Ralston, Chair
Chair-Elect, TBA

Bylaws Revision Committee
First VP-Elect and Secretary, Co-Chairs
(Helen Ralston and Kae VanEngen)

CLP Committee
Philip C. Tirpak, Chair

Education Committee
Melissa Beall, Chair
Chair-Elect, TBA

Financial Review Committee
First VP-Elect and Secretary, Co-Chairs
(Helen Ralston and Kae VanEngen)
Melissa Beall

Global Outreach Committee
Member-at-Large #3

Michelle Pence, Chair

Health Care Committee
Elaine O'Mullane, Chair
Chair-Elect, TBA

Local Arrangements 2017
First VP, Chair Charles Veenstra,
Marlene Veenstra
Kae VanEngen
Membership Committee
Second VP, Chair (John Backman)

Nominating Committee
Amber Kimmell, Chair 
Chris Bond
Jennie Grau
Kathy O'Brien
Gayle Pohl

Program Planning Committee
First VP, (Charles Veenstra)
Research committee chair
Education committee chair
Healthcare committee chair
Business committee chair

Publications Committee
Gayle Pohl, Listening Post, Chair
Melissa Beall, Chair-Elect

Public Relations Committee
Member-at-Large #1
Michael Z Murphy, Chair

Research Committee
Erica Lamm, Chair
Chair-Elect, TBA

Special Projects Committee
Member-at-Large #2
Sheila Bentley, Chair

The chairs of the Standing Committees appointed by the President are:
Archives,
Awards,
Business,
Education,
Healthcare,
Local Arrangements,
Certified Listening Professional, and
Research


International Listening Association
C/O Dr. Nanette Johnson-Curiskis, Executive Director
943 Park Drive, Belle Plaine MN 56011 USA
Phone and TEXT: 1.952.594.5697 
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