Applications and Elections

Call for Applications 

Membership on the RCA Board is an honor reserved for the most talented individuals who are eager to support and promote the growth and success of the RCA. As an RCA Board member, you’ll help set the long-term strategic direction for the RCA, and make decisions that bring outstanding value to all members.

How to Become an RCA Board Candidate

Download the 2021-2023 Application


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The deadline to submit applications for the 2021 RCA Board is Friday, September 11. The ballot for the 2021 RCA Board will be distributed to all RCA members on October 14. The ballot will close in late November 2020, and the elected candidates will be announced to all members at the beginning of the new year.

View the full RCA Board applications timeline.


Nominations and Board Development Committee

To maintain strong leadership in RCA, the Nominations and Board Development Committee (NBDC) is charged with identifying and elevating top talent who are willing and able to serve on RCA’s Board of Directors.

Chair Committee Members

Catherine Proper, CEC
Nando's PERi-PERi USA

Charles Hayes
Deli Star, Inc. 
RCA Board Liaison to the NBDC

Erich Chieca
Sadler's Smokehouse, Inc. 

Dolf DeRovira
Flavor Dynamics

Chip Potter
Staff Liaison

The NBDC Committee's Mission

  • Solicit and recruit candidates based on stated eligibility requirements
  • Evaluate potential candidates against current and future needs of the board
  • Present slate of nominees
  • Assure leadership development
  • Advise president and board of directors of potential appointments in the event of vacancies


For more information, contact a member of the Nominations Committee or RCA Headquarters.