Governance

The official name of the Balaton Group is the International Network of Resource Information Centers (INRIC). It is a tax-exempt organization with the U.S. government under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

INRIC, or the Balaton Group, is governed by a Steering Committee elected from its active membership. The Steering Committee serves as the Board of Directors and appoints the Executive Officers.

Steering Committee members are elected on a rotating basis to fill three-year terms. The Steering Committee meets twice a year to consider the business of the Group and decide the topic for the next annual Balaton Group Meeting. Steering Committee members are elected at each annual meeting. The qualification for nomination are attendance at two of the last three annual meetings and a willingness to serve the Group for a period of three years.

Board of Directors

President
Gillian Martin Mehers, Switzerland 

Vice President
Dennis Meadows, USA

Treasurer
Riichiro Oda, Japan

Secretary
Jan Sendzimir, Austria

Directors
Emelia Arthur, Ghana
David Berry, USA
Justine Braby, Namibia
Cuauhtemoc León, Mexico
Miklós Persányi, Hungary
László Pintér, Hungary
Erik Pruyt, Netherlands
Anupam Saraph, India
Chirapol Sintunawa, Thailand

Former Directors

Cristina Apetrei, Germany/Romania
Alan AtKisson, Sweden (Past President)
Valdis Bisters, Latvia
Hartmut Bossel, Germany
Gerardo Budowski, Costa Rica
Csaba Csaki, Hungary
Joan Davis, Switzerland
Bert de Vries, Netherlands
Joan du Toit, South Africa
Junko Edahiro, Japan
Jelel Ezzine, USA
Thomas Fiddaman, USA
Victor Gelovani, Russia
Nanda Gilden-de Bie, Netherlands
Genady Golubev, Russia
Gyöngyvér Gyene, Hungary
Wim Hafkamp, Netherlands (Past President)
Jamila Haider, UK
Theodore Heintz, USA
John Holmberg, Sweden
Tamás Jászay, Hungary



Karan Khosla, India
Hermann Knoflacher, Austria
Phonchan Kraiwatnutsorn, Thailand
Zoltan Lontay, Hungary
Diana Mangalagiu, France
Donella Meadows, USA (Past President)
Eike Messow, Germany
Niels Meyer, Denmark
Betty Miller, USA
Carlos Quesada, Costa Rica
Kristin Vala Ragnarsdottir, Iceland,
Aromar Revi, India
Elizabeth Sawin, USA
Isak Stoddard, Sweden
Any Sulistyowati, Indonesia
Linda Booth Sweeney, USA
Zoltán Szirmai, Hungary
Natalia Tarasova, Russia
Elek Turda, Hungary
Robert Wilkinson, USA
Diana Wright, USA