• Society Election Results

    The results of the 2020 election are in. Thank you to all the nominees for their willingness to serve and all those who voted in the election. Position descriptions, desired experience and knowledge, and time commitments for each role are provided below.


    President-elect Secretary (2022 President)
    Carlos Mandolesi

    Scott Reynolds

    Executive Board Members: Geographic
    Rajesh Rathi
    Ashley Weckwerth

    Executive Board Member: Operational
    Jim Garrison

    Executive Board Members: Technical
    Ken Belteau
    Prabhu Soundarrajan

    Automation & Technology Vice President
    Edward Naranjo

    Image & Membership Vice President-elect
    Jon DiPietro

    Standards & Practices Vice President-elect
    David Lee

    Thank you to everyone who voted. Voter turnout reached 9.43%.

    Nomination and Election Process

    Nominations for the 2021 election will be sought in early 2021.

    • All nominations other than District Vice President are reviewed by the Nominating Committee
    • Any ISA member may submit a nomination
    • All eligible nominees are asked to submit a candidate packet
    • The Nominating Committee reviews and evaluates candidate packets and may conduct interviews
    • Nominations are also accepted by petition in accordance with ISA Bylaws
    • The election is open in June to eligible voters
    • District Vice Presidents nominations and elections are coordinated by the District Nominating Committee
    • Any member of the District may recommend a candidate for District Vice President


    The responsibilities of each group are outlined in the Society's Manual of Organization and Procedures. Below is a list of attributes desired in all elected leaders. Also included are detailed descriptions of the responsibilities of each role. Before applying for a leadership role, please review the obligations and ensure that you are willing to and have the support from your employer and family to meet these commitments.

    ISA Leadership Attributes

    • A contagious passion for promoting the ISA brand and the automation profession
    • Strong knowledge of ISA’s core competencies, products and services
    • An interest in visioning the role ISA plays in the future of the automation community
    • The desire to understand the diversity of ISA’s constituencies and a commitment to act in the overall interests of the Society
    • An understanding of basic financial principles with the ability to exercise sound business judgments
    • An innovative mindset and ability to engage and empower members in driving change to meet strategic objectives
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills
    • The ability to develop and lead teams with a willingness to hold volunteers accountable

    Position Descriptions