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    Board Member Duties and Responsibilities 

    The FTTH Council plays a significant role in promoting the development of FTTH and other all-fiber networks.  It has an operating budget of over $2 Million and represents over 300 members.  The Board of Directors is responsible for effectively representing the members of the FTTH Council and assuring that proper oversight and strategic direction is provided. Effective and committed Board members are needed to bring experienced strategic thinking, financial acumen, executive leadership and general business experience to ensure the continued advancement of the Council.   Board members also provide guidance to the Council’s full-time staff members for meeting the Council’s five-year strategic plan and the goals of each annual Operating Plan.  Board members assume a fiduciary responsibility for proper governance of this not-for-profit market interest group.

     

    Commitments and Accountabilities

    Expected Board Member Resource Commitment and Performance Levels include:

    • Attending FTTH Council Board meetings, both face-to-face and conference calls.  The performance metric is 75% attendance of conference calls and an objective of 100% attendance at face-to-face Board meetings.  Performance of Board duties (other than for Board officers) is estimated to consume about 10 hours per month (exclusive of travel time to face-to-face meetings or all day sessions).
    •  Traveling on the member company’s budget to Board meetings, including any regional meetings, the Annual Conference & Expo and the 4th quarter Strategy Session, and for speaking engagements representing the FTTH Council (as they may arise) and other meetings associated with Board membership.
    •  Interacting in a professional manner with all other the Board members, FTTH Council staff, and members.  Board members are expected to serve as examples of professional conduct during the execution of their duties.
    •  Representing the views of the FTTH Council in all public arenas when representing the FTTH Council, regardless of any opinions or conflicts with the positions of (the Board member’s employer) your member company.
    •  Following the Council’s Anti-Trust Guidelines.
    • Serving as Board liaison with one of the FTTH Council committees, which will require preparation time and conference call participation.
    • Preparing for Board meetings by reviewing financial documents, contracts, strategic plans, conference plans ahead of board meeting, which will require about 2 hours of preparation for each Board meeting. 

    Key measurements-

      • Board conference call attendance (75%)
      • Board meeting attendance (objective 100%)
      • Represented committee conference call attendance (75%)

    Reporting relationship- FTTH Council members            

    Compensation/staff- None

    Jerome Day, Consulting Engineering Program Director 

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