Organizational Structure

AERC Committees

Volunteering on Committees

The Board of Directors has approved AERC’s committee structure. These committees are comprised of AERC members and non-members. Committees are responsible for the establishment of AERC procedures, policies, and programs which are then presented to the Board of Directors for final approval before implementation. Committees may form subcommittees or task groups to work on individual projects.

Committee participation is necessary to achieve the overall objectives of the AERC and coordinate activities in an efficient and effective way. AERC committees, sub-committees, and working groups are tasked with developing the technical, marketing, certification, and organizational policies and procedures for the AERC. All committees are led by a committee chair, who is responsible for leading the work of the committee, tracking progress and establishing deadlines, recognizing issues as they arise , and assigning tasks to committee members.

Sub-committees are responsible for the development of specific programs or procedures. Working Groups are responsible for more specific tasks and are convened on an as-needed basis.

Committee participation is open to interested member companies, organizations, and individuals. One membership equals one vote.

Current AERC Committees

Executive Committee

Oversee operations of the board; often acts on behalf of the board during on-demand activities that occur between meetings. Sets strategic direction for the organization. Responsible for initial outreach to government agencies.

Governance Committee

Oversees membership and Board of Directors recruitment, development of AERC internal policies.

Finance Committee

Oversees development of the budget, ensures accurate tracking, monitoring, and accountability of organization funds; oversees development of and ensures proper financial controls.

Technical Committee

Responsible for development of the physical testing and simulation procedure development.

Marketing Committee

Responsible for overseeing development of organizational marketing materials, education and labeling guidelines and materials.

Certification Committee

Oversees development of the certification program and assist, oversee, and provide feedback to ATI.

The Commercial committee is responsible for planning the development of AERC’s commercial sector program.

AERC uses Asana, a project management platform. To sign up for a committee or sub-committee, log into Asana and go to the AERC Membership Team, and click on the relevant Committee Sign-Ups project (Technical, Marketing, Certification, Governance, Finance, etc). You will then see a list of the available sub-committees and working groups. To add yourself to a committee or sub-committee roster, click on the relevant committee/sub-committee and add your name as a subtask. You will need to add your name to each committee and sub-committee that you are interested in serving on. Once you have added your name, AERC staff will grant you access to the corresponding committee/sub-committee team in Asana.