Committee on Professional and Member Relations (P&MR)

Who are we?

The Committee on Professional and Member Relations (P&MR) is an eight-member Standing Committee of the ACS Board of Directors. See our roster for current members Mr. John Katz is Staff Liaison.

What do we do?

The core mission of P&MR is to advance through Board-level policy recommendations the professional and economic interests and stature of ACS members worldwide. For more details see the P&MR Information document.

Focus Areas 

ACS Membership

  • Society Membership trends, long-range and short-range plans and experimental programs

ACS National Awards

  • Improving the efficiency of the Selection Process

National Awards Advisory Board (NAAB)

  • Understanding the National Awards from a Financial Perspective 

ACS Fellows

  • Enabling international chapters to nominate their members for ACS Fellows
  • Strengthening guidelines and selection process

Diversity, Inclusion and Respect Advisory Board

Relaunch Core Value to emphasize adding Respect (DI&R)

  • Finish the DI&R Lab Course
  • Report and discuss survey results for input on workshop and/or retreat
  • Conduct a BOD Diversity retreat or workshop 
  • Conduct a DI&R Strategic Plan Retreat/Optimize Structure 

Industry Members Initiative

  • Understand the industry members demographic
  • What industry member problems are we trying to solve? 

Enhancing Member Facing IT

  • Enabling international chapters to nominate their members for ACS Fellows
  • Volunteer Management
  • Member Testing Activities
  • Grants Management 

Have questions?

If you have any questions or comments about the work of the Committee on Professional & Member Relations, please feel free to contact the Committee's staff liaison, John Katz at (202) 872-8070 or via email

ACS International Strategic Alliances

acs committees, technical divisions, local sections, and other acs units may enter into an international strategic alliance to:

  • Generate opportunities for the creation and exchange of scientific and related information;
  • Create and sustain place-based and/or virtual scientific and educational networks;
  • Catalyze advocacy on global challenges where chemistry can provide solutions;
  • Create opportunities for coordinated, increased research funding for chemistry;
  • Further the positive image of chemistry on a global scale.

From select Board and Council Committees. This committee has an ACS membership and member service component.