Call for Nominations for CSW Officers, Councilors, and Managers

The annual election of officers, councilors, and managers of the Chemical Society of Washington will be held in November 2017, in accordance with the Bylaws and Standing Rules of the Section. All CSW members are invited and encouraged to submit nominations for the open positions. Self-nomination is acceptable. Elected members have general charge of the business and affairs of the CSW. Managers and Alternate Councilors serve on the Board of Managers and are expected to serve on at least one of the CSW committees.  Councilors also serve on the Board of Managers and, along with serving on CSW Committees, they are expected to serve on ACS Committees and attend the Councilor meetings held during the ACS National Meetings.

Nominations should be submitted to the CSW Office no later than Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Nominations can either be mailed to the CSW office or by email to [email protected] with the subject line of “CSW Nomination.” All CSW members are eligible for nomination, and CSW welcomes all who are willing to participate, including those who have not previously held positions in CSW. Incumbents are eligible for nomination to the same position (if the term expires) or any other position as an officer, councilor, or manager. Please note that all candidates will be provided with a form to fill out to prepare the ballot for publication in the Capital Chemist, on the CSW website and in the materials to be sent out.

The following positions are open for election this year:

  • 3 Councilors and 3 Alternate Councilors serving three-year terms
  • Secretary (serving a two-year term)
  • President-Elect (one year as President-Elect, one year as President, one year as Past-President)
  • 6 Managers (serving two-year terms)

To nominate yourself or someone else, download the nomination form:


Current Officers:

President: Jason Schaff, U.S. Federal Government, President-elect: Allison Aldridge, Food and Drug Administration, Past President: Dennis Chamot, National Academy of Sciences (ret), Secretary: Jennifer Tanir, ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute, Treasurer: Wesley Farrell, NIST


Through 2017: Regina Cody, NASA (ret); Monika Konaklieva, American University; Stefanie Wittenberg, US Patent and Trademark Office

Through 2018: Allison A. Aldridge, US Food and Drug Administration; Christopher Avery, U.S. Global Change Research Program; Kim Morehouse, US Food and Drug Administration

Through 2019: Alan Anderson, Bowie State University; Joseph Antonucci, NIST (ret); Judith Faye Rubinson, Georgetown University

Alternate Councilors:

Through 2017: David Carrillo, Department of the Air Force; Chris Hollinsed, University of Maryland; Bhushan Mandava, Consultant

Through 2018: Darryl Boyd, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory; Dennis Chamot, National Academy of Sciences (ret); Matthew Windsor, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Through 2019: Richard M Goodman, Richard M Goodman Consulting LLC; John Malin, ACS (ret); Jason Schaff, U.S. Federal Government


Through 2017: Alan Ehrlich, Stein IP, LLC; Zory Glaser, Johns Hopkins University; Mukes Kapilashrami, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Amol A. Kulkarni, Howard University; Sara Orski, NIST; Nevart Tahmazian, Montgomery College

Through 2018: Robert J. Bahde, National Cancer Institute; Philip DeShong, University of Maryland; Melissa V. Fernandez, National Cancer Institute; Daron Freedberg, Food and Drug Administration; David E. Harwell, American Geophysical Union; Bradley Scates, Naval Air Station Patuxent River