American Chemical Society announces election results for 2024 officers and directors

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2023 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) is announcing the results of its national election.

A petition to add international representation to the ACS Board of Directors was approved by Council and the Board of Directors and ratified by the ACS Membership. As a result, the Board will add as a voting member a new international district director, while eliminating one director-at-large position from the Board. The election of the first international district director (2025-27) will take place during the 2024 ACS Election beginning in September. Nominate a candidate by accessing this form.

Society members elected the following officers and members of the Board of Directors for 2024: 

Dorothy J. Phillips, retired, director of strategic marketing, Waters, Milford, Massachusetts

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Bonnie (Helen A.) Lawlor (District III), retired, executive director, National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services, Philadelphia

Jeanette M. Van Emon (District VI), retired, research chemist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Las Vegas

Wayne E. Jones Jr. (director-at-large; reelected), provost and vice ​president of academic affairs, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire

Carolyn Ribes (director-at-large; reelected), business analytical leader, Dow Chemical, Terneuzen, Netherlands

These newly elected officers will join or continue service on the ACS Board of Directors in 2024. The list of current board members, their photos, 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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