The MSPA is run by its members and for its members. Each chapter - North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, have their own Board of Directors, under the advisory control of the Global Advisory Committee. The board members are volunteers, elected by the Association membership and generally serving on their board for a period of five years.
The Global Board contains representatives from each Chapter, usually the President or Past-president, it operates to provide continuity between the Chapters, to decide policy, to resolve issues and to advice the Chapter Boards as appropriate. The founders of MSPA and all MSPA Regions are represented in the MSPA Global Advisory Committee.
Each Chapter Board is supported by an administrator and support staff as required.