As the Chairman of the Nominations Committee for the upcoming term spanning 2024-2025, I am reaching out to formally invite you to put forth recommendations for a highly capable individual who exemplifies the qualities of an ideal ALD Board Member. Our paramount goal is to curate an exceptionally qualified pool of candidates for the upcoming term.


Below, please find an outline of the Characteristics and Attributes of an Ideal ALD Board Member for your reference. I kindly request you dedicate a few thoughtful minutes to submit your recommendations by April 18, 2024.

The nominees will be officially announced to the ALD membership by June 18, 2024. Subsequently, the election of Officers and Board of Directors is scheduled to take place during the ALD Annual Conference on Saturday, September 21, 2024, at Marriott Phoenix Chandler in Chandler, AZ. Your active participation in this significant event is much appreciated.

For a comprehensive understanding of the responsibilities associated with each leadership position, please refer to your copy of the ALD Constitution and Bylaws. If you require an additional copy, kindly download it HERE or contact the Executive Director via email at [email protected] or by phone at 813.444.1011.


We highly value your active involvement in this crucial process and appreciate your dedication to the advancement of ALD. Thank you sincerely for your time and consideration.


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Walid Altayeb, DDS, MScD, PhD
President-Elect & Chair of Nominations Committee
Academy of Laser Dentistry



Characteristics and Attributes of an Ideal ALD Member


Proven Performance
Leadership requires knowledge, talent, skill, vitality and the ability to make a difference. In the association environment, that translates into a solid track record of contributing to the success of programs, events or projects.


Serving as an association leader is both an honor and a reward, but it requires a demonstrated commitment to the organization and its mission and goals.


Time to Serve
Participating fully in association activities requires extra time to prepare for travel and attend meetings.


Understanding of Team Work
Many people contribute their efforts toward the realization of an association's goals and objectives - no one does it alone. Well developed interpersonal and communication skills are essential to effective teamwork.


Sound Judgment and Integrity
In many instances, popularity brings potential leaders into the limelight of an association. But popularity must be tempered with good judgment and integrity.
Decisions may need to be made that are not popular with the members.


Communication and "Teaching" Skills
By virtue of their position, current leaders serve as mentors and teachers to future leaders.


A zest for serving the association is an important ingredient that leaders must be able to pass along to their successors.


Ability to Subordinate Special Interests
Leaders often emerge because of their special expertise or effective representation of a specific constituency. Leadership, however, may require
subordinating those interests for the greater good of the association.


Be a Strategic Thinker

Intuitive and interpretive skills enable leaders to understand the people around them, internalize the data they receive, recognize the relationships that exist between the leadership and membership.






2024-2025 Nominations Committee


Need Additional Information? For current ALD Board of Directors visit the ALD website.
We welcome your comments directly by phone 813.444.1011 or send an email to: [email protected].