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Governance

Governance of the Wireless LAN Association

Executive Committee and Officers

The Association is overseen and managed by an Executive Committee consisting of the following Executive Officers:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Secretary-elect
  • Treasurer
  • Operations Committee Chairperson
  • Standards Committee Chairperson
  • PR & Marketing Officer

The members of the Executive Committee are subject to election to their positions, every 3 years.

Along with the responsibility to manage the affairs of the Association, the Executive Committee also has the power to engage “Appointed Officers” who, although not subject to election, are retained and released at the will of the President and/or Executive Committee, and act under the direction of the President and/or Executive Committee.

Committees

Committees may be established by the Executive Committee to supplement its work and focus on the Association's areas of need.

Operations Committee (OC)

The Operations Committee is tasked with the day-to-day running of the Association, along with management of all aspects of membership.

The Operations Committee is to be led by an elected Chairperson, who will also serve as a member of the Executive Committee.

Appropriately-certified Members are, on a volunteer basis, encouraged to assist the OC in this mission.

Standards Committee (SC)

The Standards Committee is tasked with creation of the Best Practices Framework document for the Association (“Red Book”).

The Standards Committee is to be led by an elected Chairperson, who will also serve as a member of the Executive Committee.

Appropriately-certified Members are, on a volunteer basis, encouraged to assist the SC in this mission.

Local Chapters and Chapter Managers

At its discretion, Wireless LAN Association may establish Local Chapters to provide focus for regional groups.

See the Local Chapters webpage for more information

Elections and Voting

The Wireless LAN Association elections shall be managed by its assigned officers.

All election information will be broadcast to the membership community, both at the General Assembly meeting, and through electronic media, prior to an election taking place. Voting is encouraged for all Association members.

Please refer to the Election Guidelines document for further information.

Governing Documents

See the Association website for copies of its current additional governing documents.