WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2012 — Bonnie A. Charpentier, Ph.D., a chemist and vice president of Metabolex, Inc., in Hayward, Calif., has been re-elected Director of District VI of the Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society. ACS District VI covers 11 western states, including Alaska and Hawaii, and part of Canada.
Charpentier has served on the ACS Board of Directors since 2006, including the last two years as Chair of the Board. She will serve a three-year term as district director from 2012-2014.
“Chemistry employment is one of the most urgent issues for our members,” Charpentier says. “ACS has strong and evolving programs for career development, leadership, job search, and interview skills. Our additional focus must be advocacy for chemistry jobs in this country and new ways of encouraging job growth and entrepreneurship.”
An ACS member since 1982, Charpentier has served on and chaired a variety of Society committees and task forces at the local and national levels, including those dealing with policy, finance, government affairs, public outreach, nominations, local sections, and grants and awards.
She received a B.S. degree in 1974 and a Ph.D. in 1981 from the University of Houston. She lives in Oakland, Calif., with her husband Lee Latimer.