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The Slate Presented by the Nominating Committee 


  • Jeffrey K. Hollingsworth (Running unopposed)


  • John West
  • James Kenneth Cliburn, Jr.


  • Rajeev Thakur
  • Wilfred Pinfold


  • Raghunath Raja Chandrasekar
  • Anne Fitzpatrick
  • Torsten Hoefler
  • Suzanne K. McIntosh
  • Michela Taufer

    Petitioning to Appear on the Ballot

    In accordance with the SIG Bylaws, additional candidates may be placed on the ballot by petition.  All candidates must be Professional members of ACM, as well as members of the SIG.  Anyone interested in petitioning must inform ACM Headquarters (Pat Ryan, ACM, 2 Penn Plaza, Suite 701, NY, NY 10121; ryan_p@acm.org) and the SIG Viability Advisor (Will Tracz, will.tracz@acm.org) of their intent to petition by 15th March.  Petitions must be submitted to ACM Headquarters for verification by 31 March 2016.

    Voter Eligibility

    In order to vote in the election members must have an active SIGHPC membership before the eligible voter cut-off date.  The eligible voter cut-off date for this election cycle is April 1st.  Anyone wishing to vote in the SIGHPC election must be active members of SIGHPC on or before April 1st. 

    Election Process

    The election will go live April 15, 2016.  An email from the Election Company (ESC) will go out to all the members of SIGHPC to vote in the election.

    The online election voting site closes at noon on June 3rd.  

    The Nominating Committee Chair will receive the election results 5-7 days after the election closes. At that point the candidates will be notified and the results will be announced on the SIGHPC web site.

    New officers assume their roles on July 1, 2016.

    Description of Offices

    The SIGHPC Executive Committee, which includes both elected and appointed officers, meets by phone each month to review and plan the activities of the SIG. Additional ad hoc meetings are held during the year to plan for special events, such as the annual members meeting during SC.  There are no budgeted funds for SIGHPC meetings; members of the Executive Committee attend by telephone or use outside sources to pay travel expenses.


    The Chair is the principal officer and is responsible for leading the SIG and managing its activities. The duties of the Chair are:

    • Calling, organizing, and presiding at Executive Committee and Business Meetings;
    • Conducting SIG activities in accordance with the policies of ACM;
    • Making appointments and filling vacancies as authorized in the by-laws of the SIG; and
    • Serving as the primary interface to ACM (e.g., provide updates to ACM 3-4 times a year, prepare an annual report of SIG activities and finances, represent SIGHPC at SIG Governing Board meetings twice a year, respond to calls for SIG comments from the ACM Council or its Boards, ensure that the SIG Executive Committee intranet and the SIG public website are kept up-to-date, etc.).

    The overall time commitment is substantial, averaging 15-20 hours/month over the course of the year.


    The Vice-Chair assists the Chair in leading and managing the group.  Duties include:

    • Participating in Executive Committee and Business Meetings;
    • Reading and responding to proposals/requests associated with routine SIG business;  
    • Maintaining the SIG’s official records and correspondence;
    • Keeping and distributing the minutes of business and Executive Committee meetings of the SIG;   
    • Serving as the primary interface to SIGHPC chapters; and
    • Presiding at meetings when the Chair is absent.

    The time commitment averages 4-6 hours per month.


    The Treasurer manages SIG finances according to the Financial Accountability Policy of the ACM. This includes:

    • Participating in Executive Committee and Business Meetings;
    • Reading and responding to proposals/requests associated with routine SIG business; 
    • Preparing the annual budget;
    • Monitoring the SIG's disbursements for adherence to the annual budget;
    • Working with ACM to ensure approved payments and reimbursements are made;
    • Preparing financial reports as required ; and
    • Serving as backup to Chair and Vice-Chair when needed.

    The time commitment averages 3-4 hours per month.


    Members-at-Large represent the community and provide broader insights when decisions are made.  Duties include: 

    • Participating in Group's Executive Committee and Business Meetings;
    • Reading and responding to proposals/requests associated with routine SIG business; and
    • Leading or participating in task groups in response to special needs/requests.

    The time commitment is estimated at 2-4 hours per month.