Leadership for a Strong Society

Click here to view my official ACS candidate video. (3 minutes)


It has been a pleasure to represent you as a Director-at-Large for the past three years. As I run for re-election for a term starting in 2014, it continues to be a challenging time for ACS, its members and their employers. Important challenges include funding for R&D and STEM education, unemployment or underemployment for members, globalization, open access, public image challenges, and more. In a world where the only constant is change and new challenges, the ACS Board must ensure that our Society is strong and able to provide the best possible service to members and the chemical enterprise. It’s a big challenge that requires wisdom and constant attention!

To provide effective leadership in the face of current and future challenges, Board members need…

  • Deep knowledge of the Society and how it works
  • Keen understanding of the issues affecting the chemical enterprise
  • Understanding of diverse member needs

In addition, Board members need to have consistently demonstrated leadership qualities of authenticity, integrity, openness and accountability in their ACS work. Highly effective Board members also need to be great at listening and collaborating with others.


Please consider my qualifications and record as Director-at-Large vs. criteria important to you.  If you don’t know me, I encourage you to talk with your fellow Councilors and other ACS leaders with whom I’ve worked.  To read their testimonials, click here.  To read my candidate statement, click the link at the top of this page, or consult the Sept. 16 issue of C&EN. To communicate with me personally, please click here.

Thanks to those who placed their trust in me as Director-at-Large these past three years. After review, I hope you will choose to enthusiastically cast one of your two Director-at-Large votes for me.  I would appreciate your vote.


If elected, I will work hard with other Board members and with you to ensure we continue “improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry”.

I have worked hard to represent your interests during the past three years, and have posted quarterly reports of my activities on the web. To promote openness and accountability, I will continue the practice of reporting to you quarterly, as well as posting monthly news updates at: Director-at-Large website. I will also retain the “Contact Me” feature which a number of Councilors have used to directly communicate with me during this term.

Thank you for your consideration!