I had my telephone interview for the PASS Board of Directors this afternoon and I'm cautiously optimistic that I did well enough to make it on the final slate. We had an hour booked but ended up only taking 30 minutes - I'm not sure if that's good, bad, or just is what it is. I prepared by brushing up on the PASS Bylaws and 2011 & 2012 budget (available on the governance section of the PASS website) which certainly helped with some of the questions I was asked. Overall I think I did OK; I'll find out for sure November 18 when all the candidates are notified of their rankings.
In the interest of full disclosure I'll point out that I know everyone on the Nomination Committee at some professional or personal level, though I suspect that's the case for most of the other candidates as well. That said, I'm confident that they'll be able to put relationships aside to provide a fair assessment of all the candidates. It's not an easy task, especially if it means there's a potential for delivering disappointing news to someone you know.
With the interview over I've done everything I can to make it onto the ballot. Make it or not, I'm satisfied with the changes in the process made by the Election Review Committee earlier this year. Hopefully that means PASS election controversy is a thing of the past!