The AGD Executive Committee is comprised of seven elected officers: the president, president-elect, vice president, secretary, treasurer, speaker of the House of Delegates, and editor. The powers, duties, terms of office, and method of election of each officer is determined by the AGD Constitution and Bylaws.
Only an active, emeritus, or retired AGD member in good standing shall be eligible to serve as an elected officer. A candidate may only run for one office per election.
- All AGD officer positions open for candidacy are announced in AGD Impact 120 days prior to the annual meeting.
- Any member who wishes to be a candidate for AGD office must present a hard copy or electronic petition of 25 members in good standing to AGD's secretary no later than 60 days prior to the annual meeting.
- Each candidate in a contested election may have an AGD member speak on his or her behalf for no longer than two minutes.
- An AGD officer must declare for a new office at least 30 days before Board Meeting III, and resign his or her current office effective at the close of the annual meeting. Once an incumbent declares for a new office, said resignation is irrevocable.