ACS Board of Directors
The ACS Board of Directors, the Society's chief governing body, is chartered to "have, hold, and administer all the property, funds, and affairs of the Society." The Board is made up of 16 members:
- Six District Directors, elected by the membership of the region from which they are to serve;
- Six Directors-at-Large, elected by Councilors;
- The ACS President, President-Elect and Immediate Past President;
- The Executive Director of the Society
Bonnie A. Charpentier, President
Bonnie A. Charpentier is Senior Vice President of Regulatory, Quality and Drug Safety at Cytokinetics, Inc. She earned her bachelor’s degree in anthropology and her Ph.D. in biology (plant physiology) from the University of Houston. Her first job in industry was as an analytical chemist, followed by a career in drug development. She has been an active member of ACS since 1982.
Peter K. Dorhout, Immediate Past President
Peter K. Dorhout is Vice President for Research at Kansas State University. He received his bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1985 and earned his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Ames Laboratory at Iowa State University and has been a research collaborator with Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has been a member of the American Chemical Society since 1986.
Luis Echegoyen, 2019 President-Elect
Luis Echegoyen is the Robert A. Welch Chair Professor of Chemistry at the University of Texas at El Paso. He was the Director of the Chemistry Division at the NSF from 2006 until 2010 and served as Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Clemson University. He was also Professor of Chemistry for 19 years at the University of Miami. He received a BS in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has been a member of the American Chemical Society since 1973.
John E. Adams, Chair
Director, District V
John E. Adams is a Curators’ Teaching Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1981. He earned his Bachelor's degree at the Rolla campus of the University of Missouri in 1974 and his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley in 1979. He has been a member of the American Chemical Society since 1974.
Thomas M. Connelly, Jr., Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer
Thomas M. Connelly, Jr. is the Executive Director and CEO of the American Chemical Society. Dr. Connelly retired from DuPont in December 2014, where he was Executive Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer. At DuPont, Dr. Connelly led businesses and R&D organizations, while based in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
Dr. Connelly graduated with highest honors from Princeton University with degrees in Chemical Engineering and Economics. As a Winston Churchill Scholar, he received his doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Cambridge. He has served in advisory roles to the U.S. Government and the Republic of Singapore.
Katherine L. Lee
Director, District I
Katherine L. Lee is a Research Fellow in Inflammation and Immunology Medicinal Chemistry at Pfizer, Inc. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, with Distinction in Chemistry, from Yale University in 1991 and her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996. Katherine was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin before joining Mitotix, Inc. (now Agennix) in 1998. She moved to Wyeth (now Pfizer) in 2000 and joined Pfizer in 2009. She has been a member of the American Chemical Society since 1991.
Christina C. Bodurow
Director, District II
Christina (Chris) Bodurow is Senior Director of External Sourcing in the Medicines Development Unit at Eli Lilly and Company. She received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Kalamazoo College in 1979 and earned her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Princeton University in 1984. She joined Eli Lilly in 1984 in the Chemical Process Research Division, and has held multiple R&D leadership roles during her career. She has been a member of the American Chemical Society since 1980.
Teri Quinn Gray
Director, District III
Teri Quinn Gray is Global Technology Integration Leader for Transportation & Advanced Polymers at DowDuPont Inc. She is co-chair of the Delaware STEM Council, serves on executive committee of the Delaware Foundation for Science & Math Education and advisory board for Delaware Campaign for Action Now. Teri holds a B.S. in chemistry from Jackson State University in Mississippi and doctorate in analytical chemistry from University of Maryland, College Park. She has been a member of the American Chemical Society since 1989.
Director, District IV
Rigoberto Hernandez is the Gompf Family Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Johns Hopkins University. He served on the faculty at Georgia Institute of Technology for 20 years and is an Adjunct Professor through 2018. He earned his B.S.E. degree in chemical engineering and mathematics at Princeton University in 1989, and his Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1993. He has been a member of the American Chemical Society since 1992.
Paul W. Jagodzinski
Director, District VI
Paul W. Jagodzinski is Dean of the College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences, Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. He earned a Bachelor's degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1973, and a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 1979. He has been a member of the American Chemical Society since 1976.
Wayne E. Jones, Jr.
Wayne E. Jones Jr. is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of New Hampshire. He earned his BS from St. Michael’s College in 1987 and his PhD in inorganic chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1991. He has been a member of the ACS since 1989.
Lee H. Latimer
Lee H. Latimer is a Consultant in drug development with LHLatimer Consulting, formerly with Elan Pharmaceuticals. He earned his B.S. degree in chemistry at Tulane University in 1971, and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1976. He has been a member of the American Chemical Society since 1972.
Ingrid Montes is the Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Research Program, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. She earned her Bachelor's degree at the University of Puerto Rico in 1980, and her Ph.D. in 1985. She has been a member of the American Chemical Society since 1980.
Dorothy J. Phillips
Dorothy J. Phillips retired from Waters Corporation in 2013. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University in 1967 and her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati in 1974. She has been a member of the American Chemical Society since 1973.
Barbara A. Sawrey
Barbara Sawrey is the Associate Vice Chancellor – Undergraduate Education, and a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, at UC San Diego. She received her B.S. in chemistry from Baldwin-Wallace College, and then worked as an industrial chemist for a number of years. She earned her Master's degree from San Diego State University and her Ph.D. in physical inorganic chemistry jointly from UC San Diego and SDSU. She has been a member of the American Chemical Society since 1975.
Kathleen M. Schulz
Kathleen M. Schulz is the President of Business Results Inc. and is retired from Sandia National Laboratories/Lockheed-Martin Corporation. She has worked in every sector of the chemical enterprise - academe, industry, consulting, and government contracting in health, environment, nuclear and defense applications. She earned her Bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Eastern New Mexico University 1964, and a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has been a member of the American Chemical Society since 1964.