Assistance may be in the form of any action needed for the preparation and implementation of the conference. Regional Directors in large, populated regions may request additional Regional Directors based on the needs of the region and Board approval. Each additional representative shall be known by the title, Associate Regional Director. The Associate Regional Director shall represent the region in in the absence of the Regional Director. Regional Directors and Associate Regional Director must live and/or work within the region they serve. All Regional Directors and Associate Regional Directors have a vote on the Board of Directors.