Do not confuse our Advisory Council with a board of directors. Our Council does just that: advises. It does not direct. Our Advisory Council provides input to the Executive Director on matters involving how the Academy can best meet the needs of its members.

It is the position of this Academy that a board structure is incongruent with our focus on service to our members. By their nature, boards of directors create additional organizational layers and, as a result, greatly reduce the speed at which decisions can be made and services provided.

It is the Academy’s goal to deliver world-class customer service to our members — as effectively and as efficiently as possible.