American Chemical Society announces election results for 2023 officers and directors

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2022 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) has announced the results of its national election. Society members elected the following officers and members of the Board of Directors for 2023: 

Mary K. Carroll, Dwane W. Crichton professor of chemistry at Union College, Schenectady, New York

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Kimberly Agnew-Heard (District II), director of regulatory affairs at Altria Client Services, Richmond, Virginia

Lisa Houston* (District IV), vice president of process analytics at Petroleum Analyzer Co., Houston

Malika Jeffries-EL (director-at-large), associate dean for the graduate school in arts and sciences and professor at Boston University

Will E. Lynch (director-at-large), chair and professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry, and interim dean of the college of science and mathematics at Georgia Southern University, Savannah

   *Candidate marked with an asterisk was reelected.

These newly elected officers will join or continue service (indicated by an asterisk) on the ACS Board of Directors in 2023. The list of current board members, their photos and official biographies, and other information about Society governance is available on the ACS website.


The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. ACS’ mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and all its people. The Society is a global leader in promoting excellence in science education and providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple research solutions, peer-reviewed journals, scientific conferences, eBooks and weekly news periodical Chemical & Engineering News. ACS journals are among the most cited, most trusted and most read within the scientific literature; however, ACS itself does not conduct chemical research. As a leader in scientific information solutions, its CAS division partners with global innovators to accelerate breakthroughs by curating, connecting and analyzing the world’s scientific knowledge. ACS’ main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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