Standing Committees

The Laboratory Guild is built with a hierarchical circle form of governance, which means that at least one member of the Board of Directors is appointed to serve on each committee as a Board Liason. The Board Liason position is critically important to the communication to the Executive Committee in which all of the Directors sit. The Board Liason also is responsible for facilitating the committee meetings for the committee membership, which is an amalgamation of the Guild Members and Partners.

Executive Committee
The Executive Committee runs the organization. This committee is comprised of the Presidential Cabinet, the Board of Directors, the Executive Director as well as executive staff. All communications from the Guild must pass through this committee prior to publication. The Executive Committee also has direct control over the decisions that the organization makes.

Standards Committee
The Standards Committee is comprised of any appointed members as well as a Board Liason. This committee is responsible for developing the standards that the Guild publishes as our white papers. This committee will work with the entire membership to ensure that only the highest standards are being promoted.

Policy Committee
The Policy Committee is comprised of any appointed members, a Board Liason, the Executive Director as well as the Legislative Director. This committee will be responsible for tracking any updates or policy changes with the state agencies and legislature. This committee will be directly involved in creating and executing stakeholder advocacy.

Research Committee
The Standards Committee is comprised of any appointed members as well as a Board Liason. This committee will serve as the workhorse committee for the Guild. Any research project will be managed by the Standards Committee.

Education Committee
The Standards Committee is comprised of any appointed members as well as a Board Liason. The Education Committee will be responsible for developing the white papers and any other educational material for the Guild. This committee will also be intrinsic in developing the Guild’s annual educational events.