The National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) is currently seeking nominations for the 2010-2011 Board of Directors. Voting will take place at the NSSTA Annual Meeting at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC in early May 2010. Accompanying the request for nominations was this detail of the roles and responsibility of a board member (shown below).
Notably missing below is a requirement of adherence to the published NSSTA Code of Ethics. The NSSTA has a published Code of Ethics which it posts on its website.
Although fundamentally good people voluntarily serve its Board, given that (1) the structured settlement watchdog has unfortunately had to call out a number of current Board members concerning promotion of the NSSTA Certified Structured Settlement Consultant (CSSC) designation in a manner outside of NSSTA's own published guidelines and (2) certain members have been nominated by Board members to leadership positions on association committees despite an apparent prior violation of the published Code of Ethics, this author opines that Board Members and those who they nominate for leadership positions need to uphold the highest standard, for the credibility to NSSTA membership and the public. What do YOU think?
Roles & Responsibilities