The GSCA Board of Directors is the legally recognized governing body for the association, responsible for upholding the association’s bylaws and ensuring sound financial and administrative management. GSCA’s board members foster cooperative relationships, develop, and implement strategic plans and initiatives, promote the profession, and encourage the professional development of GSCA members.

Agreeing to serve on the GSCA Board of Directors is the highest level of volunteer service for the organization, which requires a commitment to the duties of loyalty and care and a high degree of professionalism. Board members must possess an ability to focus on strategic issues and outcomes. Serving in such a leadership role is a personally and professionally rewarding opportunity, allowing individuals to give back to the profession, to share their experience and expertise, and to help chart the future of the organization.


Successful board members possess the following qualities:

  • Strategic Thinking—Thought leaders who are focused on high-level, long-range, strategic issues.
  • Proven Performers—Demonstrate knowledge through contribution to the industry.
  • Commitment—Serving GSCA is an honor and a reward, but it also requires a commitment of time and dedication to the association’s mission and goals.
  • Collaboration—Well developed interpersonal and communication skills are essential in board service, including an ability to listen, analyze and assess situations, and act responsibly as a member of a unified, collegial board.
  • Sound Judgment and Integrity—Exercise powers in the interest of the organization, maintaining a high degree of confidentiality and free from conflicts of interests.

General Qualifications

Nominees for the Board of Directors must be a GSCA member in good standing. A member in good standing is one whose dues are paid and who has agreed to uphold the bylaws, ethics statement, and goals of GSCA.


  • Board members will know and promote an understanding of the vision, mission, and strategic plan of GSCA.
  • Board members will maintain the organization on a sound fiscal basis and exercise a strong sense of fiduciary responsibility on behalf of the organization.
  • Board members will avoid participating in discussions and votes when a personal conflict of interest arises.
  • Board members will represent GSCA and the profession in a positive and informative manner.
  • Board members will lead/participate in strategic planning and budgeting.
  • Board members will attend all board meetings and the annual conference, prepare for meetings adequately, participate in discussions thoughtfully and responsibly, and support the majority decision on issues decided by the Board.
  • Board members will support the efforts of all directors and committee chairs by thoughtfully reviewing and providing feedback on materials presented for input.
  • Board members agree to adhere to the GSCA Code of Conduct Declaration.

Time Commitment

  • Directors on the GSCA Board serve a two-year term effective January 1, 2023.
  • Board participation requires time to prepare for, travel to, and attend meetings.
  • The GSCA Board usually meets in person two times a year, typically in March at the Film Expo and in September at the conference, at to-be-determined locations; also, conference calls are scheduled 3-4 times annually.
  • Directors are expected to serve on at least one GSCA committee throughout the year.
  • Frequent communications with GSCA members, board members and staff.
  • Board Members are not reimbursed travel expenses or event registration.