Section 1.  The officers of the National Plant Board shall consist of a president, vice-president, and a secretary-treasurer elected annually for a maximum of two years, or until their successors are elected and qualified.  The Past–President serves in an advisory capacity to the NPB Officers, Executive Committee, the Board of Directors and NPB membership.  The officers shall perform the duties usually performed by such officers, together with such duties as shall be prescribed by the Articles of Incorporation and bylaws, or the Board of Directors. All officers shall, on expiration of their terms, surrender to their successors all National Plant Board property.  The Board may also employ an Executive Secretary.

Section 2.  President.  The president shall be the principal executive officer of the National Plant Board and shall, in general, supervise and control all business of the National Plant Board. The president shall preside at all meetings of the members and of the Board of Directors.  The president is authorized to appoint committees or designate National Plant Board representatives to carry out the purpose of the organization.

Section 3.  Vice-President.  The vice-president shall assume the duties and powers of the president in the president’s absence and will perform such other duties as the president or Board of Directors may direct.

Section 4.  Secretary–Treasurer.  The secretary-treasurer, under the direction of the president, shall keep the minutes of all National Plant Board meetings and meetings of the Board of Directors, and will submit the minutes for approval by the Board of Directors.  The secretary-treasurer shall maintain all books of account of the National Plant Board and ensure that a record is kept of all votes in case of any Board of Directors member so voting at a Board of Directors meeting.

Section 5.  Executive Secretary.  The Board of Directors may employ an Executive Secretary and prescribe the administrative and operational duties to be performed by that person.  The Executive Secretary shall report to and be under the direct supervision of the President.  The Board of Directors may authorize the Executive Secretary to enter into contracts or execute and deliver any document or legal instrument on behalf of the National Plant Board.  The Executive Secretary, with the concurrence of the Board of Directors, may employ and terminate staff members as necessary to carry out the work of the National Plant Board.  The Executive Secretary shall have ex officio, non-voting status on the Board of Directors.  The Executive Secretary shall not represent a member agency while serving as Executive Secretary.

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Updated March 2018