The AER Board of Directors consists of five officers, one representative from Canada, one representative from each of the geographic districts as designated by the Board of Directors, the chair of the Council of Chapter Presidents, one representative from each of the categories of divisions as established by the Board of Directors, one of whom is the chair of the Council of Division Chairs, and one non-voting student representative.
Directors serve a two-year term, which begins after the biennial business meeting. The board president appoints chairs of task forces, standing and ad hoc committees.
AER divisions elect a chair, secretary, chair-elect and additional officers or board as determined by division members. Division leaders serve two-year terms that align with the board of directors.
Each chapter elects leadership as determined by its individual bylaws.