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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-US link="#0563C1" vlink="#954F72" style='word-wrap:break-word'><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-bottom:12.0pt'>Dear Kantara Initiative Leadership Council,<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>I hope this email finds you well. This email is serving as an official notification that the nomination period for the Leadership Council positions is now open.<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>Currently, the positions are held by Andrew Hughes, Jim Pasquale and Sal D'Agostino respectively and all positions are open for new candidates.  <o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><b>The Officer positions applicable are:</b><o:p></o:p></p><ul type=disc><li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l2 level1 lfo3'>Chair<o:p></o:p></li><li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l2 level1 lfo3'>Vice-Chair<o:p></o:p></li><li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l2 level1 lfo3'>Secretary<o:p></o:p></li></ul><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><b>If you would like to be a candidate for Chair, Vice-Chair, or Secretary, please submit your nomination (or agree to be nominated by someone else) via email to </b><a href="mailto:staff@kantarainitiative.org" target="_blank"><b>staff@kantarainitiative.org</b></a><b> with the following information no later than 5pm Eastern next Friday, November 13th.</b> <o:p></o:p></p><ul type=disc><li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo6'>Name:<o:p></o:p></li><li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo6'>Officer Role being sought:<o:p></o:p></li><li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo6'>Organization (if applicable):<o:p></o:p></li><li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo6'>Candidate Statement (optional up to approx. 500 words):<o:p></o:p></li></ul><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>The LC will be notified of the candidate slate on Friday, November 13th. If there is a contest for any of the positions, an eballot will be opened Wednesday, November 18th and will close November 24<sup>th</sup>. After which the successful candidates will be announced.<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to <a id=OWAAM552394693D484EE88AC7389C118B76D9 href="mailto:staff@kantarainitiative.org"><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;text-decoration:none'>@Kantara Staff list</span></a>.<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>Sincerely,<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>Isabella<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-bottom:12.0pt'><b>Isabella Mendoza</b><br>Kantara Initiative, Inc.<br>Membership Administrator<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt'><a href="https://kantarainitiative.org/"><span style='text-decoration:none'><img border=0 width=143 height=46 style='width:1.4916in;height:.4833in' id="Picture_x0020_2" src="cid:image001.png@01D6B11A.70B27D20" alt=Kantara-Logo></span></a><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><a href="https://signup.e2ma.net/signup/1889513/1769625/">Receive Kantara News & Updates</a><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><a href="https://kantarainitiative.org/about/10th-anniversary/" target="_blank">Kantara Initiative</a>, <a href="https://edufoundation.kantarainitiative.org/" target="_blank">Kantara Educational Foundation</a> & <a href="https://kantarainitiative.eu/" target="_blank">Kantara Europe</a><o:p></o:p></p></div></body></html>