CANDIDATE STATEMENTS: NOMINATING COMMITTEE: PRIVATE PRACTICESusan R. Cordes, MD
The Nominating Committee must select candidates with knowledge and experience in all aspects of otolaryngology including education, research, advocacy, and socioeconomic/grassroots issues.
What do you see as the priorities of the Nominating Committee in selecting the future leaders of our Academy?
The Nominating Committee must select candidates with knowledge and experience in all aspects of otolaryngology including education, research, advocacy, and socioeconomic/grassroots issues. Individuals who have demonstrated commitment to the Academy and served in various capacities will be best positioned to advance the objectives of Academy members. There is a wealth of talent within our membership, and the Nominating Committee must search for reliable, inspiring, honest, and forward-thinking members to unite our membership and tackle the challenges facing otolaryngology. Our future leaders must be able to appreciate diverse perspectives and make sound decisions that will promote the advancement of the specialty and ultimately the care of our patients.
In my Academy experience, I have learned to identify and appreciate the characteristics of good leaders. My service to the Academy includes involvement in the Board of Governors as Member-At-Large, Chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee, and five years on the Executive Committee. I am a member of multiple committees, vice chair of the Humanitarian Efforts Committee, and I chaired the Women in Otolaryngology Section. I will welcome the opportunity to utilize my experience and knowledge as a member of the Nominating Committee.