The Web Analytics Association Board of Directors election is imminent and my name is on the ballot. There are 17 great candidates running for 6 positions, so it will be a tough race. Dear blog reader, I need your vote!
Polls will be open March 24 - April 7, 2008. You must be a WAA member to participate. If you're reading this and you're not a WAA member, you really oughtta sign up.
As part of the election application process each candidate had to answer 3 questions; here's how I responded:
What major contribution will you bring to Web Analytics Association and its membership?
I have spent most of my long career in web analytics as a practitioner, in the trenches, actually doing the work. With that experience under my belt, I bring first-hand knowledge of the challenges we face and the values we hold as web analysts. I have grown up with this field and now I want to help shape it.
My subject-level interests include web analytics career development, mentoring, education, community, local presence and providing demonstrable benefit to all members.
Why should members vote for you?
I live up to high professional standards in all work I do, and I intend to bring these standards with me to the WAA Board:
- I am 100% committed to active participation and follow-through. Since Board members are volunteers, I feel that this is especially important. We’re here because we want to be here, and we are as involved as we want to be. I want to be involved.
- Ethical responsibility is very important to me and I will strive to do what’s right for our industry as a whole, with no preferential treatment of any strata, company or individual.
- I am diplomatic, I enjoy bringing people together, and I am committed to the idea that we must work together to achieve the best for our field.
- I will listen to what you have to say and take it seriously. I take pleasure in corresponding with all members of the web analytics community, and I will make sure that your input is given the attention it deserves.
Where do you think the Web Analytics Association should be in the next two years?
Our field is growing – there are more web analytics professionals every day. We must work to ensure that the WAA member base continues to grow along with our field, and, at the same time, we must provide existing members with benefit that will encourage continued involvement.
Our field is also evolving – the scope of what we do now is broader than it has been in the past. We must acknowledge this shift, forge connections with related associations, and remain open to new ideas. It’s important for the WAA to continue to represent the most current scope of our profession, and think forward to where it’s headed yet even further down the road.
Speaking as someone who has paid WAA membership dues out-of-pocket for 3 years running, I aim to ensure that, 2 years from now, membership carries the clout and offers the value that will justify the expense for every one of us.