Board Members are responsible for assuring Leadership Pinellas accomplishes its Mission through setting strategic direction, ensuring fiduciary responsibility and organizational performance, and positioning Leadership Pinellas in the community.

Periodically, the Board shall determine its work plan and the structure of the board necessary to accomplish the work. This may involve the establishment of board committees or ad hoc task forces as well as, from time to time, delegate specific responsibilities to individual board members. All Board members, regardless of title or position, understand that they govern as a body of the whole with no individual member possessing authority to act or speak on behalf of Leadership Pinellas unless expressly delegated to do so by the full board.

Duties of the Board of Directors

Members of the Leadership Pinellas, Inc. Board of Directors shall be expected to attend all Leadership Pinellas board meetings, respective committee meetings, and general membership. Regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held no less than six times a year at such time and place as are set by the President and shall be held with the Bylaws or Policies and Procedures of the Corporation demand it to meet to take such corporate action that is required to occur.

Members of the Leadership Pinellas, Inc. Board of Directors are required to attend a minimum of two-thirds of the regular Board of Directors meetings.

General Powers of the Board of Directors

  • Except as otherwise provided in the Articles of Incorporation, or by law, the powers of this Corporation shall be exercised, its properties controlled, and its affairs conducted by the Board of Directors, which may, however, delegate the performance of any duties or the exercise of any powers to officers and agents designed by resolution of the Board of Directors.
  • The Board of Directors may, by resolution duly made, adopt Policies and Procedures of the Corporation, which shall remain in effect until repealed or amended by further action of the Directors of the Corporation. Such adopted Policies and Procedures shall be reduced to writing, shall be maintained among the records of the Corporation, and shall be published to the members of the Corporation.
  • The Board of Directors may determine, by resolution duly adopted, to delegate in whole or in part, the management, investment, and disposition of the property of the Corporation for the purpose of earning an income from that property, as distinguished from the matter of applying property and funds to charitable purposes, to a finance committee consisting of not less than three (3) members of the Board of Directors who shall be appointed by the President of the Corporation and approved by majority vote of the Directors, or to one or more trust companies or banks duly authorized to conduct a trust or banking business under the laws of Florida.
  • The Board of Directors may, by resolution duly adopted, establish one or more common trust funds for the purpose of investing the Corporation’s funds and those of any religious, beneficial, charitable, or educational institution affiliated with the Corporation, whether the Corporation holds the funds or property as a fiduciary or otherwise, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Articles of Incorporation of this Corporation and by law.
  • The Board of Directors shall consider and adopt annually a budget for the Corporation. Once the annual budget has been so adopted, expenditures of Corporation funds not included in the approved budget must be approved by the Directors of the Corporation, except for the situations noted in Policies and Procedures. The Directors retain the power and authority to alter or amend an adopted budget.


President – 1 Year Term

Duties:  The President shall:

  • Preside at all meetings of the Corporation
  • Be an ex-officio member of all committees
  • With the Treasurer, sign all contacts and obligations authorized by the Board of Directors
  • Call special meetings of the Board of Directors or of the members, stating the purpose of the meeting in the call
  • Represent the organization at outside meetings unless he/she delegates this duty to another individual approved by the Board of Directors
  • Continue as a member of the Board of Directors for one (1) year after his/her term as President ceases as the immediate Past President

Qualifications:  The President should have served as President Elect the year prior to serving as President. The term is one (1) year or until his/her successor has taken office.

President-Elect – 1 Year Term

Duties:  The President-Elect shall:

  • Assist the President and perform those duties assigned him/her by the Board of Directors
  • Perform the duties of the President in his/her absence
  • Upon the resignation or removal of the President from office, succeed to that office
  • Oversee and implement the Class Project

Qualifications:  The President-Elect shall serve on the Board of Directors for at least one (1) year prior to holding this office, however, service on the Board need not immediately precede service as President-Elect. The President-Elect shall serve as President the following year.

Secretary – 1 Year Term

Duties:  The Secretary shall:

  • Have charge of the permanent records of the meetings, correspondence, and business of the organization
  • Keep the minutes and attendance of the membership and the Board of Directors
  • Notify the Directors and members of the meetings in a manner prescribed by the Board of Directors
  • Have charge of the correspondence of the organization
  • Perform such other duties as the Board of Directors my direct
  • Turn over the organization files in an orderly condition at the end of his/her term to the successor

Treasurer – 1 Year Term

Duties:  The Treasurer shall:

  • Have custody of the funds of the organization
  • Keep proper records thereof
  • Keep the funds in such depository as the Board of Directors shall direct
  • Pay all organization bills which have been approved by the Board of Directors
  • Present financial reports at each Board meeting and membership meetings that clearly reflect the financial status o the organization
  • Keep an accurate list of paid up and delinquent members
  • Send out notice of dues to the membership each year

*If the Board of Directors requires the Treasurer to give bond, it shall be executed by a responsible guarantee company chosen by the Board of Directors and the expenses shall be borne by the Corporation.

Additional Board Members

Director – 3 Year Term

  • Three directors are elected each year for a total of nine (9) directors

New Alumni Director – 1 Year Term

  • New Alumni Director is a member of the most recent graduating class and is voted on by that class. This director must have completed the program to achieve alumni status by the start of the term.

Make Your Nomination(s)

Leadership Pinellas 2021 Board Nomination

Thank you for taking the time to submit a nomination for our open board positions. We have three director positions available and executive positions of Secretary, Treasurer and President Elect. It is important that you have each nominee's consent before submitting their name. All nominees must consent in order to be considered for the ballot by the Elections Committee. You also must be current on your dues to nominate and vote. Once you have entered in the information for each nomination, please scroll to the bottom of the nomination page and click the Submit button. You will receive a message on your screen to confirm your nomination was received. Thank you so much for your participation.

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