FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | December 21, 2010

Albuquerque, N.M., businesswoman elected to board of world’s largest scientific society

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2010 — Kathleen M. Schulz, Ph.D., president of Business Results, Inc., Albuquerque, N.M., has been elected to the board of directors of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society. She will begin her three-year term as director-at-large on Jan. 1, concurrent with the start of the International Year of Chemistry 2011.

Schulz received her B.S. summa cum laude from Eastern New Mexico University and her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. Trained as an analytical chemist, Schulz has applied her interests in chemistry and leadership development to strengthening science-based businesses.

An ACS member since 1965, Schulz has served on numerous ACS national committees and task forces, including the Council Policy Committee, 2008-2010; Committee on Local Section Activities, 1999-2001; the Presidential Task Force on Innovation in the Chemical Enterprise, 2010; and the Advisory Board for Industry Relations, 1999-200. Schulz is also a member of the Central New Mexico Local Section.

A founder of the successful ACS effort to create leadership development programs, Schulz served on the Presidential Task Force on Leadership Development, 2000–01; Board Oversight Group on Leadership Development, 2004–05, co-chair, 2004–05; and as workshop facilitator for the ACS Leadership Development System, (Extraordinary Leader, Developing Communications Strategies, Engaging Colleagues in Dialogue, Strategic Planning), 2009 to date.

Her honors include: ACS Fellow, 2009; Appreciation Award for Contributions in Public Outreach, ACS, 1996; Sandia President’s Quality Award-Advanced Sales Training Program, Sandia National Laboratories, 2005; Professionalism Award, Midwest Research Institute Council of Principal Scientists, 1989; Outstanding Young Women in America, 1974, and others.

“With the recession, employment concerns, globalization and serious environmental discussions, these are challenging times,” said Schulz. “But ACS is a strong organization with more than 161,000 remarkable members. We can chart a secure future for chemistry and for our country if we engage our membership to be strong advocates for sound, science-based solutions.”

Schulz resides in Albuquerque, N.M., with her husband, Wally, who is also a chemist.

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