Realigning the Board for Successful Strategic Planning

Realigning the Board for Successful Strategic Planning

two arrows merging on road sign June 30, 2017 By: Michael Johnson

After a merger, one association found a way to realign its governance and strategic planning efforts to improve the board's structure and leadership and to provide a pathway for new and younger members to get more involved.

When two associations—the National Stone Association and the National Aggregates Association—merged to form the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, the organization gave little focus to governance. The governing documents of the two associations were merged to create NSSGA's initial bylaws, with a heavy emphasis on ensuring that only members with "decision-making authority" for their respective companies were involved in association leadership....