Nominations for TIA Policy Committees Open

February 28, 2013 | Toy Industry Association (TIA) members are invited to help set the strategic direction of the Association and maximize their membership investment by submitting nominations for qualified candidates to serve on any of TIA’s 16 Policy Committees.

“One of the main goals of our Strategic Plan for 2013-2015 is to foster the active engagement of all TIA members,” said Carter Keithley, TIA President. “The greatest value our companies can obtain from being a TIA member is through active participation in the organization … Becoming a part of one of our committees is a great way to be heard – and to make a difference.”

Full descriptions, chairs and volunteer interest forms for the following Committees can be found on the TIA website:

Operations and Administration

  • Credit Committee
  • Investment Committee
  • Audit Committee (Board-level committee; restricted membership)


  • Environmental Sustainability Committee
  • Federal Government Affairs
  • Responsible Marketing to Children Committee
  • Safety Standards and Technical Committee
  • State Government Affairs
  • Strategic Marketing and Communications Committee
  • Publicity and Promotion Subcommittee

Events and Membership

  • Membership Committee
  • PlayCon Committee
  • Toy Industry Hall of Fame Committee
  • Toy of the Year (TOTY) Committee
  • Trade Events Committee
  • Toy Industry Foundation Committees

With the exception of the Audit and Investment Committees, which have 4-6 participants, all committees allow for a flexible number of 6-12 participants from Regular member companies. All Regular members of TIA are eligible to have either full voting or “corresponding” (i.e., information only) members on any of the Advocacy committees, or on the Toy of the Year (TOTY) committee; corresponding members are eligible to attend and partake in meetings.

“Corresponding” constituents of the Safety Standards and Technical Committee may be either Regular or Associate members of TIA; “corresponding” members are eligible to serve on the Publicity and Promotion Subcommittee of the Strategic Marketing and Communications Committee, but not on the parent committee. Committees may elect to appoint subcommittees of members or Advisory Councils that may include TIA Associate members or non-TIA members.

Input received during this call for nominations process will be compiled by TIA staff and considered with the committee chairs. TIA member companies are encouraged to share this information within their organization and to nominate candidates for multiple committees; a single voting representative will be considered per organization / per committee. To submit nominations or to request additional information, contact or complete the online form.