The ISTO Board of Directors oversees the financial operations of the organization. In this capacity, the Board approves the ISTO Business Plan and related outputs. Directors also serve to promote the benefits of industry and government organizations partnering with ISTO. Comprised of industry professionals, director candidates are nominated through a formal process via a nominations committee of program peers. Once nominated, a ballot is distributed annually to all Board members of active ISTO Programs to elect new and/or returning directors to the Board. In this way, members of the ISTO Federation, are empowered to help guide the future direction of the organization.