Keeping ACS Strong


It has been a pleasure to represent you as a Director-at-Large for the past six years. As I run for re-election for a term starting in 2017, 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 (especially new graduates), globalization, open access, public image challenges, and more.

In a world filled with uncertainty, 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 experience, wisdom, time 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. Board members need to be willing and able to devote the time and attention required for full participation. Highly effective Board members also need to be excellent team players, who are 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.  My candidate statement will be published in the Sept. 12 issue of C&EN; after that date, it will also be posted here. To communicate with me personally, please click here.

Thanks to those who placed their trust in me as Director-at-Large these past six 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 diligently to understand and represent your interests during the past five and a half years, and have regularly reported at my Director-at-Large website. The website includes information on my experience and qualifications, a “Contact Me” page, and regular updates – current news updates, quarterly plans and activity reports. To see previous monthly reports, click on “Older Entries” at the bottom left of any report page. To promote openness and accountability, I will continue the practice of reporting my activities to you quarterly. 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!