Thank you for your interest in joining the Hospitality Minnesota (HM) Board. By completing this form, you are acknowledging that you have read and understand the Hospitality Minnesota Board of Directors Position Description. Please use this form to provide useful information about yourself to ensure the best match for you and our Association. Applications will be accepted through Friday, September 30, 2022.

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* 1. Full Name

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* 2. Current Position/Title

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* 3. Email

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* 4. Work Phone

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* 5. Cell Phone

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* 6. I am nominating

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* 7. If you are nominating someone else, are they aware of your nomination?

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* 8. Nominee's Full Name (if not yourself)

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* 9. Nominee's Business Name

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* 10. Nominee's Current Position/Title

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* 11. Nominee's Role

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* 12. Describe board candidate's business offerings and locations

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* 13. Mailing Address (street, city, state, zip)

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* 14. Nominee's Cell Phone

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* 15. Nominee's Business Phone

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* 16. Nominee's Email

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* 17. Number of years with present company

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* 18. Number of years in hospitality:

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* 19. Election to the Board of Directors requires that nominees be a member in good standing at the time of election and throughout your service.  Are you, or the person you are nominating, a current member of Hospitality Minnesota?

The vision, mission and value proposition of Hospitality Minnesota are:
  • Vision | Uniting Minnesota’s hospitality industry to lead and shape the future.
  • Mission | Driving the growth and success of Minnesota’s hospitality businesses through knowledge-sharing, advocacy, and workforce support and development. | Inform. Engage. Advocate. Lead.
  • Value Proposition | Helping our members solve the problems of today while providing the vision for tomorrow to achieve financial and operational success.

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* 20. Given these, why are you interested in serving as a member of the Hospitality Minnesota Board of Directors, or why do you believe the person you are nominating is interested in serving?

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* 21. In addition to helping HM fulfill its mission, what do you personally hope to learn and experience during your service? If you are nominating someone, how do you think they would benefit from the experience?

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* 22. Please list other community service/leadership activities in which you, or the person you are nominating, have been involved in the past two years.

The entire Board is legally responsible for all areas immediately listed on the next page. Please thoughtfully consider how your background and experience, or that of the person you are nominating, can best contribute to these areas of responsibility.

Board Responsibilities
  1. Business planning -- strategic and annual
  2. Programmatic direction -- alignment with industry trends and needs; succession planning; recruit/retain chief executive, audit/accounting firm and attorney
  3. Annual operating budget and interim reports; provide financial and resources oversight
  4. Capital structure and capital expenditures; longer-term infrastructure investments
  5. Legal matters --  by-laws, elections, compliance, ethical integrity
  6. Board governing policies and processes; clearly delineated from management policies
  7. Committee oversight -- agendas, assignments and outcomes

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* 23. Which areas of professional expertise would you, or the person you are nominating, bring to the Board’s work? Check all those that apply:

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* 24. For those checked, briefly describe how these might be used to assist Hospitality Minnesota achieve its mission and goals:

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* 25. Similarly, people serve on boards to develop new strengths. Regardless of the expertise or experience you identified above, what areas are you most interested in focusing on as a board member? If you are nominating someone, we will ask them directly as part of the process. Check all those that apply:

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* 26. Do you have experience serving on other governance boards?

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* 27. I am submitting this application to

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* 28. Signature (enter full name)

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* 29. Date

Thank you for taking the time to submit your application of interest by the end of the day on Friday, September 30, 2022. It will be reviewed as part of the nominations process, and candidates will be contacted directly regarding their status, and if they are selected to be interviewed by the Nominating and Governance Committee. The selection of the slate will be compiled and presented to the membership for vote at an annual meeting on November 15, 2022.

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