2020 Board of Directors Nominations

CFTA Directors are elected members that serve the governing body of the association. There are five (5) Director seats in the association and each serves a 3-year term with alternating start years, for purposes of staggering Board turnover.  An election occurs annually during the CFTA Conference.  CFTA Officers do not have terms and are chosen in such a manner as determined by the Board of Directors.

2 Director positions are available for the term of August 2020 - August 2023

Active members interested in serving as a Director are welcome to submit a Willingness to Serve Form. Others interested in nominating someone they believe will be successful in this role may submit a Board of Directors Nomination Form.

Director Qualifications

  • Be a voting* member of the Association in good standing.
  • Have demonstrated a personal dedication to the work and goals of the Association through active participation in past Association activities.
  • Have attended at least two (2) annual conferences of the Association within a four (4) year period prior to serving on the Board of Directors**.
  • Maintain active membership in the Association and be able to commit to active participation, attend member conferences, and attend Board meetings during that person’s service on the Board of Directors.
  • Have expressed a willingness to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.

*Campus members are voting members; Business Partners are non-voting members
**One of the two conferences attended within a 4-year period may include the conference where election will occur.

Director Responsibilities 

  • Board of Directors serve as the fiduciaries of the Association and set policies that guide the growth of CFTA in accordance to its mission.
  • All directors shall serve three (3) year terms, which begin and end during the All Member Meeting at the annual CFTA Conference.
  • All directors shall hold their offices until the terms of the offices expire and their respective successors are elected and have qualified.
  • Board of Directors meet remotely on average once monthly for a two (2) hour meeting using web-based meeting tools.
  • Board of Directors meet in-person annually in conjunction with the Association’s annual conference to receive reports from the Officers of the Association and conduct whatever business is appropriate and necessary.  Typically this meeting occurs the day before the official conference start date (historically on a Monday).
  • Board of Directors are responsible for reviewing monthly Board meeting minutes prior to monthly meeting as well as other preparation as-needed for intent of active participation.
  • Participate in special projects related to governance issues, as assigned by the President.
  • Chair task forces as assigned by the President.

Important Dates

January - June:  Nominations Accepted and Reviewed
July/August:  Election 
July/August:  New Term Begins

Meet the Candidates

Maria Martinez | Digital Assets Administrator 

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Facilities Services Design Services

Maria Martinez is the Digital Assets Administrator at the University of Tennessee Knoxville overseeing staff and projects under the Space, Archives, GIS and BIM disciplines.

Before this role, she worked as a GIS Coordinator for 20 years. Maria holds a B.S. in Natural Resources Conservation from the University of Florida and a M.S. in Geography from the University of Tennessee.

When she is not at work, Maria enjoys exploring nature, hiking, camping and kayaking, and spending her evenings writing and reading on her favorite chair.

Pamela Locke | FIS Coordinator  

University of Massachusetts Lowell, Facilities Information Systems

Pamela is the FIS Coordinator for the University of Massachusetts, Lowell where she manages their Space Inventory, GIS and Campus Viewer, as well as assists departments with data collection and other space related needs.

She has worked in the GIS world for over twleve years and has been at UMass Lowell for the last five. Pamela received her Bachelors in Geography from Clark University and a Masters in GIS from Penn State.

Outside of work, Pamela enjoys playing with her dog Toasty, reading, traveling and renovating her 1800’s house with her husband Matt.