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Dear SERA Members,


In preparation for the upcoming election on September 13, the SERA Nominations Committee is now accepting your nominations for three SERA offices that will be coming open this fall. As the heading above promises, this is a unique opportunity to actively participate in the SERA organization, network with fellow registrars, and gain valuable professional experience. You are invited to take a minute or two to consider the offices below.  Would you like to join our leadership team?


This year, SERA will hold elections for the following three offices:




Vice Chair


Treasurer/Membership Chair


Job descriptions for these offices can be found here.


We wish to highlight one office in particular, Treasurer/Membership Chair, for which there is special need for nominees.  If you wish to learn more about this office, Austin Bell, who will be wrapping up his term as Treasurer/Membership Chair this fall, would be happy to talk with you about the duties of this position and his experience in it.


Joining SERA's board in any officer position is an effective means of becoming known in our field and can serve as a building block for leadership positions in professional organizations at the regional and national level. Service as a SERA officer also provides opportunities to develop new skills that complement and expand upon those used in one's day-to-day work.  Fellow SERA board members provide a network of supportive colleagues with a valuable knowledge bank.


No previous experience as a SERA officer is required to be a nominee; one must only be a current (dues-paid) member of SERA. Former and current SERA officers are also invited to offer their nominations. However, officers may not run for more than two consecutive elected terms for currently-held offices.


The above offices are for a two-year term that begins immediately following the SERA business meeting at which the new officers will be announced.  This year's business meeting will be held during the SEMC Annual Meeting in Chattanooga, October 25-27, 2021.


We look forward to hearing from you!  Please email your nominations to Christy Sinksen, Kimberly Terbush, Alyssa Magnone, or Holly Tripman Fitzgerald.


If you wish to nominate yourself, you need only submit your name, a brief bio, and the SERA office in which you are interested. We also welcome any questions you might have.


The deadline for nomination submissions is TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2021.


Thank you, and best wishes,


The SERA Nominations Committee


                Christy Sinksen, Chair

                Associate Registrar, Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens


                Alyssa Magnone

                Collections Manager, Aiken County Historical Museum, Aiken, South Carolina


                Kimberly Terbush

                Registrar, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro


                Holly Tripman Fitzgerald

                Independent Museum Professional, Wilmington, North Carolina