President Elect: The president is a convener within the organization. Their focus is on understanding the organizational workings of the VDA (by reading its bylaws) and developing relationships with state and component leadership and staff, as well as committee (or council) chairs so that he or she can effectively carry out the responsibilities of the president during the subsequent year.
President: The president is voice of the members and the link between the ADA, the state organization, board members, component leadership and student networks. The president is the spokesperson for statewide initiatives during his or her term and works closely with component leadership, as well as committee chairs, to make sure program details and expectations are communicated and understood by those executing them. The president is also the state’s eyes and ears, collecting programmatic cues from the ADA and other state associations.