Association for Consumer Research

Call for Officer Nominations

The ACR Officer Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for three ACR Board positions. 

Nominations: Members of the Association entitled to vote may nominate themselves (self-nomination) or may nominate any other member by the date specified in the call for nominations. Self-nominations are encouraged. Those who were not top vote-getters in previous elections are particularly encouraged to self-nominate for this election.

Please note that, consistent with the revised by-laws of ACR, up to ten nominees may run for each position. Those nominated will be solicited for their agreement to stand for election by the nominating committee. Nominees who are not self-nominated must confirm their willingness to stand for election. If more than ten nominations are received, the first ten nominees received will stand for election.

Nominees must be current ACR members. A nominator may nominate an ACR member for more than one Board position; however, no nominee will be slated for more than one position.

Nominations should include the nominee’s name, place of employment, open position(s), and a brief letter explaining why the nominee is qualified for the position; for self-nominations, include this in the cover letter. Examples of information that could be included to indicate qualification for the position include involvement with ACR or ACR conferences over the past 5 years (e.g., presentations, attendance, reviewing, program committee) and other leadership positions in the field.

Voting Process: Approval voting enables members of the association to vote for all candidates they approve for a position – that is, they can endorse one, a few, all, or none of the candidates for a position. All valid ballots submitted within the time limit prescribed on the ballot shall be counted by the Executive Director. The persons receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected to the offices for which they were nominated. In case of a tie, the winner will be determined by a runoff election between the tied candidates. The chair of the Nominating Committee shall monitor the votes.

There are three (3) positions open for nominations in the elections to be held this year: 

2025 President-Elect: 

The President-Elect of the Association shall perform the duties prescribed and approved by the Board of Directors, all of the duties of the President in his/her absence, and in the event a vacancy occurs in the position of President, shall automatically assume such position. The President-Elect shall also appoint the chair(s) of the North American Conference for the year of his/her presidency. 

The President-Elect serves a three-year term on the Board, assuming the duties of President-Elect on January 1, 2025, President on January 1, 2026, and Past-President on January 1, 2027. 

2025 Treasurer-in-Training:

The Treasurer of the Association is an officer and shall provide financial oversight of the Association and the Executive Director, monitor the Association’s financial activities, review and ultimately authorize conference budgets and other budgets, and report annually on the Association’s financial status and activities to the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall retain a Certified Public Accountant approved by the Board of Directors for the purpose of auditing the financial records of the Association. The Treasurer shall approve all expenditures in excess of an amount set from time to time by the Board of Directors.

Every other year, one individual shall be elected to serve as a Treasurer-in-Training.  On January 1 of the first year following election, the duties of the Treasurer-in-Training shall be to work closely with the Treasurer to prepare to serve as the Association’s Treasurer the following year.  On January 1 of the second year following election, the Treasurer-in-Training shall become the Treasurer and serve in that position for a two-year term.  During the first one-year training period, the Treasurer-in-Training shall not be a voting member of the Board of Directors but shall automatically become a member of the Board of Directors the following year upon becoming the Treasurer. 

2025 At-Large Director:

The At-Large Director is responsible for representing the overall membership perspective on the Board.

The At-Large Director will participate in and vote on all matters put to the ACR Board of Directors and attend the annual Board of Directors meeting held at the October conference.  Responsibilities include voting, budgets, recommendations to the Board, and evaluating grants and donations. 

The At-Large Director shall be elected for a two-year term on the Board of Directors and shall assume the duties on January 1, 2025.

Please email your nominations to the Chair of the Committee, Tina Lowrey ( and cc by April 30, 2024.