The Beacon Governance Committee has presented a slate of candidates for election to serve on the Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning January 2019 and ending December 2021. The nominees are:
Anthony has spent the last seven years with Trion as a senior consultant in the employee benefit space. With more than 20 years of consulting experience in the healthcare and technology industries, Anthony has built a solid reputation by adopting and practicing the following principles: treating clients like family, building trust and collaborative relationships, ethics, morals, transparency. He maintains the philosophy that ‘what you cast out you get back.’ Anthony is passionate about his convictions and builds customer relationships that are based on understanding the key values from which customers will benefit. Simply put, every company, every situation offers Anthony a chance to create something tailored and special that will fit the unique needs of their employees.
Specific to Beacon, Anthony has been a valued member for the organization for over seven years. Anthony currently serves as a new member Guide and is a former chair of the New Jersey at Daybreak Subgroup – now Beacon’s Leader’s Edge. Anthony has a passion for networking and prides himself as someone who can deliver value, provide positive energy, and bring a creative approach to helping folks establish real relationships.
Robert H. Jarvis
Bob is a senior technology manager with over 35 years’ experience in e-commerce, financial services and consulting. He’s been Chief Quality Officer, led development organizations, built project management teams from scratch, is a certified six sigma black belt, and has managed a $65 million consulting P&L (350 consultants) and individual quality teams of 130+ team members. Over those years, he frequently observed that individuals, teams, and managers were constrained from doing their best work not because they lacked the necessary skills and motivation, but due to issues in the environment beyond their control.
He left the full-time corporate environment and formed a consulting business to specifically address this problem. The charter of Quality Enablement LLC (“Enabling quality, from the organization to the individual.”) is to work with senior management to identify and remove those barriers to quality. Bob is also a presenter at international and regional quality conferences on agile development and requirements management.
Outside his professional career, he’s been active in soccer for 35+ years, and currently runs the referee instruction program for U.S. Soccer in Delaware. In addition to the Beacon Board of Directors, he also serves as Director of Recruiting for the Delaware chapter of SCORE.
Bruce H. Rubin, CPIM, MBA
Bruce is a principal in the consulting company BHR Global Associates, Inc. and a partner in the consulting company Nenko Advisors International, LLC, providing expertise in the areas of global sourcing, supply chain management, product development, logistics support, and sales and marketing to both new and existing businesses.
Bruce has over thirty years of experience in product development and introduction, supply chain management, purchasing, inventory management and control, systems implementation, serving as the project team leader for both a BPCS and MAPICS implementations, and retailer interface for consumer products companies. Bruce has worked with most major retailers in the US to develop products and merchandising programs and working with their supply chain organizations. He also has built extensive relationships on an international level, including China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Korea, Germany, India and Israel.
Bruce has also served on boards for APICS as well as his Condominium Association where he served as President as well.
Joshua Selekman, SPHR
Josh is a trusted, forward-thinking, and results-oriented senior human resources executive with a proven record of accomplishment in HR strategy development, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, coaching and mentoring, leadership development, employee relations, succession planning, HR operations leadership, and change management. He leverages strong interpersonal skills along with extensive international experience to work effectively across large, complex, and diverse organizations. Josh is a strategically minded and a customer-focused leader who uses HR and business knowledge to develop and execute strategies that drive organizational objectives for both for-profit and nonprofit enterprises.
Josh has had held multiple HR roles with three global organizations: Hexion, W. L. Gore & Associates and DuPont. Recently, Josh established Selekman Business Solutions, LLC, consulting with CSL Behring on a team leading change management, communication and training to support the implementation of a critical global project.
Josh received his MS in Human Resource Development from Villanova University. He received his BA in Psychology with a Spanish minor from Villanova. Finally, Josh earned his Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification in 1999.
Selection Criteria & Process
Our selection criteria are based on the criteria established in the bylaws, Values & Code of Conduct, and as guided by the Board of Directors. Those criteria include active Beacon membership with the organization, involvement in Beacon subgroups and/or committee activities, demonstrated leadership within Beacon or other nonprofit organizations, the perceived ability to work well with other members of the Board of Directors and demonstrated ability to meet the skill sets suggested by the Beacon leadership.
The Governance Committee reviews applications, interviews candidates and determines the list of nominees presented to the membership for election.
Members of the Board are elected by the members of Beacon by electronic ballot; the election will take place November 5 - 7, 2018; and results will be announced November 12th on the website. Those elected will serve a term of three years beginning January 1, 2019 and ending December 31, 2021. The Beacon Board of Directors is comprised of 9-12 individuals whose terms are staggered to provide both continuity and fresh perspectives with each new term. Following completion of one three-year term, members are eligible for nomination to a second three-year term. Once elected, the Board goes through a nominations process and elects its officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary) for the year.
Election Process Timeline
Call for Nominations Posted
Deadline for Applications & Nominations Submissions
Election by Members
|Election Results Announced
Board Roles and Responsibilities
Members of the Board will:
- Have the opportunity to work with peers and colleagues to establish the policies, vision and goals for Beacon and help the association grow and thrive;
- Provide insight and input to help Beacon members find value and achieve their professional and personal goals;
- Collaborate with the Executive Director to monitor progress toward Beacon’s strategic goals and contribute to establishing and revising strategies as appropriate; and
- Contribute to ensuring that the Board fulfills its corporate duties of care, loyalty and obedience to the members and to Beacon in accordance with governing documents and policies.
The Board of Directors in 2019 will hold approximately six in-person meetings, tentatively scheduled for the fourth Monday of January, February, April, June, September and November from 6:00 to 8:00 pm., and a December meeting immediately preceding the holiday social event. (A final schedule for Board meeting times and dates will be determined based on the best dates for the members selected as well as checking against holidays and other conflicts.) The Board may also meet by conference call when business decisions require such phone meetings.
In addition to the routine business meetings, Board members will have an orientation session to establish common understanding of key organizational matters and standards for operation and communication, as well as a meeting focused on the mission, vision and strategic plan goals to ratify/suggest changes as appropriate. On average, directors can expect to spend 8 to 10 hours monthly on Board activities and preparation. Between meetings, members of the Board will:
- Receive, review and evaluate documents intended to keep the Board apprised of organizational performance, events and activities, and issues that may require Board attention or oversight;
- Attend Beacon major events and activities and meetings of committees and subgroups as appropriate (generally at least one per month) to remain informed, represent Beacon, and carry out specific work as assigned;
- Seek out opportunities to gather information from members, staff, allied groups, media, etc., so that the Board’s decisions are informed by available knowledge/data/environmental factors relevant to its decisions;
- Volunteer/be willing to serve on committees, task forces or working groups, and/or as a member or Board liaison, to carry out the work of Beacon;
Demonstrate the leadership qualities appropriate to Board membership by supporting decisions of the Board, being an enthusiastic representative of Beacon to internal and external audiences, and engaging in principled and robust dialogue to help the Board reach good decisions that will serve the Association and its members.