American Chemical Society announces Emily B. Kunchala as Treasurer and CFO

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Emily B. Kunchala, CPA
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WASHINGTON, April 6, 2023 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Emily B. Kunchala as its next ACS Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). She succeeds Albert G. Horvath, who moved into the role of Chief Executive Officer on Jan. 1.

Kunchala joins ACS from The Research Foundation for The State University of New York, where she served as CFO and Vice President of Finance and Administration since 2016. She will assume her ACS duties on May 15 and will report to Horvath. She will be a member of the ACS Executive Leadership Team and will also serve as an officer of the Society.

“We are very pleased that Emily has agreed to join ACS,” says Horvath. “She brings with her impressive experience in the finance area, and she understands how to effectively work in an environment aimed at supporting science and education endeavors. She is a strong, positive communicator, and I look forward to her joining our leadership team.”

“I am excited about joining the American Chemical Society, and I am honored to have been appointed as the Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer,” says Kunchala. “I have heard about the value that ACS provides to its members and community, and I look forward to contributing to further the mission of this important organization.”

At The Research Foundation, Kunchala was responsible for financial and administrative activities. Prior to her current role, she was Vice President and Director of Internal Audit. Before joining the foundation, Kunchala worked at KPMG as a Senior Associate, Manager, and then Director of the Government and Higher Education Practice from 2002 to 2010. She also worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Senior Associate in the Not for Profit and High Technology Practice from 1999 to 2002. She holds a B.S. in accounting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Isenberg School of Management.


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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