Now accepting nominations for the 2020 CVC Board of Directors!

The Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta (CVC) Nominating Committee, led by Michael Swearingen of Mercedes-Benz USA and Imara Canady of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2020 Board of Directors. Nominations are being accepted now through Wednesday, November 20. All nominations are welcome, and self-nominations are encouraged. To make a nomination, please email Cheryl Kortemeier at

Serving as a CVC Board Member is a great way to cultivate new leadership skills, strengthen business-to-business relationships and support the organization. Most terms are two years, with the exception of Executive Committee roles which are elected annually. The Board of Directors meets in person every other month, and each Board Member takes a leadership role within one of the committees. Committees typically meet monthly or as-needed.

Directors must be representatives of corporate member companies in good standing. Nonprofit member partners are not eligible to serve on the CVC board but are invited to nominate corporate colleagues.

The following positions are available:

Executive Committee Positions - One Year Term

  • President: The president shall be the principal executive officer of the CVC and shall in general supervise and control all of the business and affairs of the organization. The president shall preside at all meetings of the members and of the Board of Directors, as chairperson of the board.
  • Vice President/President-Elect: The CVC Board Vice President performs the responsibilities of the President if and when the President cannot be available. The Vice President works closely with the President, Executive Director and Board of Directors to execute the CVC’s strategic plan and achieve the organization’s mission. The Vice President may also lead special CVC initiatives as determined by the board and helps monitor effectiveness of CVC committees. The CVC Vice President serves as the organization’s President-Elect.
  • Secretary: The CVC Board Secretary is responsible for ensuring and maintaining accurate documentation to meet legal and fiduciary requirements for the CVC and the Board of Directors. This will enable authorized persons to determine when, how, and by whom the board's business was conducted. In order to fulfill these responsibilities, and subject to the organization's bylaws, the Secretary records minutes of meetings, ensures their accuracy and availability, proposes policies and practices, submits various reports to the board, maintains membership records, fulfills any other requirements of a Director and Officer, and performs other duties as the need arises and/or as defined in the bylaws.
  • Treasurer: The CVC Treasurer assumes the primary responsibility of overseeing the management and reporting of the CVC’s finances; including, maintenance of the CVC’s bank accounts and investments. The treasurer will also be accountable for transactional oversight such as bills, income, and general cash flow. The treasurer will supervise the creation of annual budgets for the organization’s committees. The treasurer supervises and is accountable to the CVC’s financial policies and makes regular reports on key financial events, trends, and concerns in a timely fashion.

Committee Chair/Co-Chair Positions - Two Year Term

  • Governance (Co-Chair): The Governance Co-Chair identifies potential new board members and may fulfill a parliamentary role within the CVC of Atlanta – ensuring that there is a transparent framework of rules, practices, and procedures to hold the organization and the board of directors and stakeholders accountable to members and the organization. The Governance committee consistently develops policies and supervises the actions and bylaws of the CVC to ensure ongoing distribution of information, qualified succession planning, and transfer of knowledge in the organization. The committee sets expectations and the performance evaluation of the executive director (annually).
  • Communications (Co-Chairs): The communications committee communicates CVC news, events, and resources for CVC members, as well as CVC P.R./Media news for the Atlanta community, general public, partners, etc. This committee also manages the CVC website, email alerts, and social media as the organization’s primary communications sources.
  • Revenue (Co-Chairs): The revenue committee is responsible for developing the CVC’s year-round sponsorship opportunities and prospect lists for IMPACT awards and other programs and events. This committee also explores strategies for future sponsorship initiatives and other sources of grants and philanthropic revenue for the CVC.
  • CORE (Cultivation, Onboarding, Recruitment, and Engagement) (Co-Chairs): The CORE committee represents memberships, special events, and programs. This committee is divided into two subcommittees; the Cultivation and Recruitment Subcommittee focuses on prospecting, targeting and confirming new members and the Onboarding and Engagement Subcommittee focuses on member benefits once companies join including programs, events and IMPACT. 

To nominate yourself of another, please email Cheryl Kortemeier at

Remember, the deadline is Wednesday, November 20!

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