Dear SIWA Members,

Greetings from the 2021 Nominating Committee!

The Nominating Committee (NC) invites all SIWA members to participate in the 2021-2022 Executive Committee nomination process and encourages you to volunteer by serving on the SIWA Board.

As required by Article 10 of our Bylaws, the Nominating Committee will prepare a slate of candidates for the Executive Committee which will be announced by 10 March, two weeks prior to the Annual General Meeting on 24 March 2021 where the officers will be deemed elected by acclamation.

The Executive Committee positions are the following:

The President is the chief administrative officer of SIWA and chair of the Board of Directors. She is an ex-officio member of all SIWA committees except the Nominating Committee. While not performing the actual work, the President has the ultimate responsibility to ensure the functions and activities of SIWA are carried out in accordance with SIWA by-laws and policies. She directly oversees the Welfare Committee.

Treasurer (can be held by up to 2 members)
The Treasurer monitors and manages the financial position of SIWA. She oversees its financial
administration including receipts, disbursements, and performance against budget. She is
responsible for all SIWA financial accounts.

Board Administrator
The Board Administrator maintains the records of the Board, ensures effective management of SIWA records, and is responsible for all aspects of planning Board meeting and activities. She also manages all Google tools, such as Google Groups and Google Drive.

Vice President (3)
There are three Vice Presidents who coordinate and oversee the functions of assigned Standing Board Committees in each vertical. At least one of the Vice-Presidents must be able to speak and write Korean fluently and shall act as liaison with the Korean Community at large. One of the Vice Presidents will assume the President’s job function when necessary.
Currently SIWA’s functions are organized under three Vice Presidents:

Vice President, Brand Communications
Responsible for the development of SIWA’s brand strategy and contribute to the organization’s overall strategic planning process. She will develop a world-class brand management plan for SIWA, directly managing activities that promote, enhance, and protect the organization’s brand reputation. Manages and collaborates with all social media platforms, i.g., eNewsletter, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Website, Public Relations and Photography

Vice President, Operations
Responsible for managing SIWA’s membership and her core activities. While maintaining SIWA’s flagship social events, she further develops programs that enhance member experience through friendship and enrichment. Manages and collaborates with Hospitality, Membership, Tours & Interest Groups, Newcomers

Vice President, Fundraising
Responsible for managing all fundraising efforts on behalf of SIWA, including but not limited to Annual Charity Gala & SIWA and Diplomatic Community Bazaar. She is further responsible for developing a fundraising strategy that will better position SIWA within the corporate domain in Korea. Manages and collaborates with Special Events, Sponsorship and Marketing

Interviews will begin on 25 February 2021.
If you are interested in a position, want to nominate a candidate, please contact the committee chair, Bockhee Lee at

•2021 Nominating Committee: Bockhee Lee(Chair), Sejung Jang, Tere Han, Irene Nuutila.

Thank you.
Best Regards,
Bockhee Lee
Nominating Committee Chair 2021