The By-Laws provide that the control of the Institute and its affairs and property is vested in the Board of Directors.
The Board consists of a representative from each chapter, qualifying Past International Presidents of the Institute who continue their membership and consent to serve as directors, and the number of elected officers of the Institute (President, Senior Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and 11 Regional Vice Presidents).
Chapters have final authority to select their representatives to the Board of Directors. The Board is required to hold at least two meetings annually. The meeting of the Board must have one-third of its members present (including by phone) to transact business.