Committee on Nominations and Elections

What We Do

The primary purpose of the Committee on Nominations and Elections (N&E) is to oversee the nomination and elections process for selecting ACS Officers. ACS members submit names to the committee that should be considered for potential nominees for President, the Board of Directors, and members of the Council’s elected committees. The committee is committed to selecting from among the broad diversity of the membership candidates who can provide quality leadership.

Who We Are

The committee is composed of 15 voting Councilors elected by Council, and is responsible for the following:

  • Receiving suggestions of persons who should be considered when selecting proposed nominees for Society offices; receiving proposals for nomination by Councilor petition; and receiving nominating petitions from ACS members.
  • Preparing slates of nominees for District Directors and President-Elect, and of candidates for Director-at-Large, together with a summary of the qualifications of those named.
  • Supervising all Society elections.
  • Receiving and reviewing credentials of Councilors and determining eligibility for admittance to Council meetings, and conducting elections in the Council.
  • Serving as an election appeals board for all Local Section or Division elections when there is reason to believe that significant election procedure violations have occurred.

As the need arises N&E will form subcommittees or working groups to facilitate the work of the committee. Currently, in addition to the subcommittees responsible for developing ranked slates of nominees/candidates for elected committees: Council Policy Committee (CPC) and Committee on Committees (ConC), President-Elect 2025, Directors-at-Large, and District Directors; there are three:

  • Subcommittee on Diversifying Slates
  • Subcommittee on Global Councilors
  • Subcommittee on N&E Standing Rules



  • Kevin J. Edgar, 2024


  • Michelle V. Buchanan


  • Kathryn Uhrich


  • Allison Aldridge
  • Amber F. Charlebois
  • Alan B. Cooper
  • Holly L. Davis
  • Peter K. Dorhout
  • Jetty L. Duffy-Metzner
  • Kelly M. Elkins
  • Arlene A. Garrison
  • Zaida C. Morales-Martinez
  • Ellene Tratras Contis
  • Linette M. Watkins


Flint Lewis

Staff Liaison, American Chemical Society

Tiffany Hoerter

Assistant Staff Liaison, American Chemical Society

Frida Aakerberg

Committee Support