Board Committee on Professional & Member Relations (P&MR)

Committee Information Sheet

Committee Committee on Professional and Member Relations
Type Board committee, appointed by the Board chair
Mission Statement The core mission of the ACS Board Committee on Professional and Member Relations (P&MR) is to understand and advance the professional and economic interests of ACS members. Two key areas of focus include reviewing and strengthening the benefits of ACS membership, and promoting the effective interchange of information among members and other stakeholders.
Responsibilities & Duties

A. Develop plans to advance the members’ professional and economic interest and stature and obtain best possible understanding of the members’ wishes concerning Society policies and activities in these areas.

B. Assure a similar understanding by the membership of the Society’s objectives, policies, and activities in the professional and member relations field and to seek ideas about ways to extend Society influence in these areas.

C. Suggest policies and procedures for promoting the effective interchange of information and ideas among the national officers, Board of Directors, Council, staff, and members of the Society.

D. Responsible to the Board for increasing Society membership and reviewing and advising on the services that the Society provides to its members.

E. Under delegated authority, P&MR is responsible for the review and approval of requests for cosponsorship of meetings, cooperative or nominal, when the Society is a sponsor. Cooperative cosponsorship requests that exceed the financial commitment level specified in Regulation VI, Section 3 ($100,000) require the additional approval of the Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of the Committee, unless the funds are available for this purpose with an approved budget.

F. Under delegated authority, P&MR is responsible for the review and approval of ACS International Alliances and Partnerships whether nominal or cooperative, when the Society is a sponsor. Cooperative alliance requests that exceed the financial commitment level specified in Regulation VI, Section 3, ($100,000) require the additional approval of the Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of the Committee, unless the funds are available for this purpose with an approved budget.

G.  Review ACS Green Chemistry Institute operational results annually.

Normal Meeting Schedule Four times per year prior to the start of the Board of Directors’ meeting.
2014 Roster
  • Barbara Sawrey, Chair
  • John Adams
  • Thomas Gilbert
  • Rigoberto Hernandez
  • Ingrid Montes
  • Dororthy Phillips
  • Diane Grob-Schmidt
  • Marinda Li Wu
Staff Liaison Denise L. Creech Phone: 202-872-4414 E-mail: d_creech@acs.org Fax: 202-833-7716

New for 2014 - Updated Reporting Relationship between ACS GCI and P&MR

CHANGES to Board Regulation III, 11 e

11.  ACS Governing Board for the Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI)

Operation of the Governing Board for the ACS Green
Chemistry Institute. The Governing Board for the ACS Green
Chemistry Institute shall meet at least two times a year, and
is authorized to use committees or subcommittees in carrying
out its responsibilities, and to adopt rules consistent with these
Regulations and the objects of the SOCIETY. The Executive
Director shall hire the Director of the ACS Green Chemistry
Institute, upon recommendation of the Governing Board. The
Governing Board shall review the ACS GCI mission statement,
prepare statements on principles of operation, and develop
appropriate planning documents. The Governing Board shall
present ACS GCI operational results annually to the Standing
Committee on Professional and Member Relations and to the
ACS Council.
Any statement on a public policy matter to
be issued by the ACS GCI on its or the SOCIETY’s behalf
must comply with the provisions of the Bylaws and/or this
Regulation. (12/7/13)

P&MR - ACS BOARD REGULATION III, 17

17. Standing Committee on Professional and Member Relations.

The Committee on Professional and Member Relations shall be responsible for developing plans to advance the members’ professional and economic interests and stature; to obtain the best possible understanding of the members’ wishes concerning SOCIETY policies and activities in these areas; to assure a similar understanding by the membership of the SOCIETY’s objectives, policies, and activities in the professional and member relations field; and to seek ideas about ways to extend SOCIETY influence in these areas.

(4/4/08)

The Committee shall suggest policies and procedures for promoting the effective interchange of information and ideas among the national officers, Board of Directors, Council, staff, and members of the SOCIETY; it shall also be responsible to the Board for increasing SOCIETY membership and reviewing and advising on the services that the SOCIETY provides to its members. (9/10/03) The Board of Directors delegates to the Committee authority to approve requests for cosponsorship of meetings, whether cooperative or nominal, when the SOCIETY is the sponsor. Cooperative cosponsorship requests that exceed the financial commitment level specified in Regulation VI require the additional approval of the Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of the Committee, unless the funds are available for this purpose with an approved budget. (12/4/04)