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National Board Election

In just a couple of months, voting opens for the NSP Board of Directors election. Before then, eligible voters will have several opportunities to learn more about the candidates.


The Board of Directors runs NSP, so understanding who the Board candidates are is critical to the success of the organization. The Board is comprised of 13 members. Every year 4-5 members are elected. Four members will be elected this year. Board members serve three-year terms and can serve up to two consecutive terms

You can read about the nine candidates in their own words on the NSP website. Here, you will find their Statement, Resume and Application.

Meet the Candidates

You can also meet the candidates virtually through several upcoming Candidates Forums hosted by NSP Division Directors. The dates are:

  • Thursday, October 13 @ 2030

  • Thursday, October 27 @ 2030

  • Wednesday, November 9 @ 2100

Information regarding how to join the forums will be posted on the NSP website in early October.

Following is the timeline for the 2021 election, as established in Article X of the NSP Bylaws: 

September 15 - Announcement of nominees selected by the Nominations Committee

October 15 - Voting opens 

December 1 - Voting closes

January 1 - New board members take office

How to Vote

Last year's process was:

  • Log in to

  • Click on the "Vote" icon (see below)

  • Vote for up to four candidates

  • If you have any questions, or would like to talk about our choices, contact Skip Mudge.

Who should I vote for?

We can't tell you who to vote for. We recommend that you read the candidates' applications, resumes, and position statements and decide who you feel is best suited to lead the organization into the future. The Eastern Division Board (all 15 Region Directors) have evaluated all the candidates and are recommending the following three candidates:

  • Paul Kelly

  • Bob Scarlett

  • Richard Pietrafesa


There are four open slots, and many highly qualified candidates. You can vote for one, two, three or four candidates. If you would like to discuss this, please contact Skip Mudge

You should have received an email from the division with our recommendations. A copy is here for your convenience.

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