for ACS Director District IV
Our ACS is an outstanding professional society with a passion for professionalism, chemistry in the broadest sense, diversity and inclusion, and being all it can be for members. The Society is a highly valued and effective force for the chemistry enterprise. As a volunteer driven organization, chartered by Congress, we have many responsibilities and have achieved so much in 140 years of existence. Going forward, we must build on our strengths and achievements in publications, scientific information management, chemical education, and member career development. My vision is that the ACS of the 21st century will be the first choice professional home for all individuals employed in chemistry and the chemical related sciences.
As a prior District IV Director and with years of commitment to and continued residence in this District, I am ready to serve and represent your interests. I am a high-energy person with a tireless work ethic who enjoys personal interactions and collaborations. Those who know me can attest that I am very focused and rarely engage in discussions and email threads when I haven’t brought myself up to speed on an issue. I listen, learn, and then engage in an informed manner, which is an important trait for a Director.
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Becoming an ACS Fellow (2014)
My experiences coupled with my passion for our profession and the Society have prepared me well to serve on the ACS Board of Directors. While we face many challenges ranging from information technology to financial constraints to globalization to employment uncertainties, we also have many opportunities arising from these challenges. Addressing these requires breadth of experience, collaborations with colleagues, and a willingness to make bold choices that assure ACS’s financial strength and benefit our members and the chemical enterprise.
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