The National Association of Government Contractors is guided by an advisory board and run by a professional staff headquartered in Washington, D.C. The staff is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the association, while the board sets the priorities for the association in accordance with our mission.
The National Association of Government Contractors is an advocate for policies that benefit America's business community in the government procurement process. NAGC provides programs and events that increase business opportunities for member companies.
Board of Advisors
A Board of Advisors directs the advocacy mission of the National Association of Government Contractors. Members meet annually to select priority issues and establish the government relations agenda for NAGC at meetings and via membership surveys. The Board meets twice each year to direct the advocacy mission of the association. Board members serve three-year terms and are chosen by the Nominating Committee. To nominate a board candidate, please review the Board Nomination Process.
The National Association of Government Contractors Education Foundation oversees the accreditation of the Certified Government Contractor Programs. The Foundation certifies study materials and exam content each year to assure compliance with new government standards and agency procedures.
The Founders Circle is a group of long-term members who have made a commitment to government contracting and the future of the National Association of Government Contractors. The Founders Circle membership is by invitation only to long-term members of NAGC.
Board Nomination Process
The National Association of Government Contractors accepts nominations from the membership for vacancies on the Board of Advisors and the Board of the Educational Foundation. Board rotation allows for three new members each year, serving three-year terms and other vacancies shall be filled in the same manner. The nomination form is available in pdf and may be submitted throughout the year for consideration at the NAGC Annual Meeting.
Each year there are three vacancies on the Board of Advisors.
NAGC wants its Board to include individuals in the government contracting arena with diverse work, life, social and educational backgrounds so that it can make well-rounded decisions that reflect its entire membership. NAGC seeks diversity -- in terms of age, ethnicity, gender, industry, location and work roles -- in its Board.
Criteria for Board candidates
The only requirement of Board candidates is that they are NAGC members and have been a member for at least two years. Assuming they meet membership requirements, the Nominating Committee will evaluate Board candidates based on their background, including their credentials, past leadership experience and association industry tenure; their NAGC experience, including their past involvement in NAGC committees and programs; and their personal characteristics, including their communication skills, leadership style and commitment to government contracting.
Board Member Responsibilities
Board members are responsible for strategically thinking, planning and evaluating on behalf of the association. While association staff and volunteers typically execute NAGC programs, the Board is responsible for envisioning the direction of advocacy programs and evaluating them for progress and success. As leaders, Board members help set the advocacy agenda for NAGC.
Board Time Commitment
Although Board members must be willing to invest time in preparing for and thoughtfully participating in Board meetings, the time commitment is not onerous. The NAGC Board meets twice a year for no more than a full day. Finally, Board members are expected to attend NAGC's Annual Meeting.
NAGC members may nominate themselves for Board service by following the same procedures they would use in order to nominate someone else.
NAGC's Nominating Committee will accept Board nominations throughout the year and consider nominations for vacancies at the Annual Meeting in March of each year.
Submit a Nomination
If you know of an individual who meets the Nominating Committee's criteria, and who might be willing to serve on the NAGC Board, please complete and return the nomination form.