FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | January 10, 2014

American Chemical Society announces 2014 officers

WASHINGTON — The American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society, has announced its officers and board members for 2014.

Chair, ACS Board of Directors

William F. (Bill) Carroll, Jr., Ph.D., vice president at Occidental Chemical Corp., Dallas, Texas

ACS President

Thomas J. Barton, Ph.D., emeritus distinguished professor of chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames

ACS President-Elect

Diane Grob Schmidt, Ph.D., section head in Research and Development, The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, Ohio

Immediate Past President

Marinda Li Wu, Ph.D., founder and president of the Science is Fun! Company, Orinda, Calif.

Other Directors

Pat N. Confalone, Ph.D., independent consultant, Confalone Consulting LLC and vice president at DuPont, Global Research & Development [retired], Wilmington, Del.

Bonnie A. Charpentier, Ph.D., senior vice president, regulatory affairs and compliance, Cytokinetics, Inc., South San Francisco, Calif.

Valerie J. Kuck, adjunct professor at the College of St. Elizabeth Chemistry Department, Morristown, N.J.; retired from  Lucent Technologies – AT&T Bell Labs

Ingrid Montes, Ph.D., chemistry professor at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras 

John E. Adams, Ph.D., Curators’ Teaching Professor of Chemistry, University of Missouri, Columbia

Kathleen M. Schulz, Ph.D., president of Business Results, Inc., Albuquerque, N.M.

Rigoberto Hernandez, Ph.D., professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga.

Barbara A. Sawrey, Ph.D., associate vice chancellor for undergraduate education and faculty member in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego

George M. Bodner, Ph.D., Arthur E. Kelly Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Education and Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

Thomas R. Gilbert, Ph.D., chemistry professor, Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.  

Dorothy J. Phillips, Ph.D., retired, Waters Corporation, Milford, Mass.

Other top officers include:

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Madeleine Jacobs, ACS executive director and CEO and an ex officio member of the ACS Board of Directors; former editor-in-chief of the ACS weekly newsmagazine, Chemical & Engineering News


Flint H. Lewis, secretary of ACS board of directors and council; serves as ACS’ general counsel


Brian A. Bernstein, ACS treasurer and chief financial officer

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 163,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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William F. Carroll, Jr.
Thomas J. Barton
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