Al Horvath became the Chief Executive Officer of the American Chemical Society on January 1, 2023. He served as the ACS Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer since February 2019. Prior to joining ACS, he served as Chief Operating Officer and Under Secretary for Finance and Administration at the Smithsonian Institution. In that role, he was responsible for financial, business and administrative activities of the largest museum, research and educational complex in the world. Prior to joining the Smithsonian, Mr. Horvath spent more than two decades working in senior administrative roles for some of the leading research universities in the country including Penn State, Columbia University, California Institute of Technology, New York University, and Carnegie Mellon University. He began his career at Mellon Bank in his hometown of Pittsburgh before moving into higher education. Mr. Horvath earned his master's degree in business administration at Duquesne University and his bachelor's degree in accounting at Penn State.