NBB prepares to elect governing board members

By | September 18, 2009
The National Biodiesel Board is gearing up for the annual election of directors to the governing board. The election will be held at the NBB meeting in Washington, D.C., on November 16 to 18. The governing board and election process is designed to reflect the diverse makeup and interests of the industry. Representatives are elected by members in farmer, render/producer, producer and at-large categories.

Eight of the 15 directors' terms are set to expire, including Ed Hegland, a farmer; Gary Haer and Kris Kappenman, producers; Jim Conway, a renderer, Darryl Brinkmann, Bob Metz and Jeff Trucksess and Ed Ulch, all of whom are at-large.

NBB is among the most diverse trade associations in the world. NBB's membership is comprised of state, national and international feedstock processor organizations, biodiesel suppliers, fuel marketers and distributors, and technology providers. In an effort to capture the assorted and varied membership makeup and accompanying complexity, the NBB election includes both a straight and weighted voting selection process. The straight voting (one vote per voting member) elects one candidate from the farmer category, one candidate from the render/producer category and two candidates from the producer category. The weighted voting (member votes are calculated in consideration of total financial contribution to NBB) elects four candidates at large. Candidates serve two-year terms. The election of officers, chairman, vice-chairman, secretary and treasurer, will follow the governing board election. All officers serve a one-year term.

The NBB governing board directs the strategic planning, project development and overall direction of the NBB. All NBB members are encouraged to attend the November meeting and participate in the election.
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