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ASPB Call for Council Nominations 2024

Nominations Open Wednesday, January 3, 2024
Nomination Deadline: Friday, February 23, 2024 (11:59 p.m. ET)


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Please nominate individuals whom you feel are well suited to serve the Society as president-elect, and secretary-elect of the council.

President-Elect: This is year one of a three-year term that includes serving as Chair of the Nominations Committee, member of the Program Committee, member of the ASPB Council, and Chair of the ASPB Board of Directors. The ideal candidate has a comprehensive vision for the future of the Society, experience in leadership positions, a willingness and ability to devote time to address ASPB's needs, experience with budgets, and an awareness and sensitivity to the needs of the national and international scientific communities. Log in to learn more about the President-Elect’s responsibilities here

Secretary-Elect: In this four-year term, the Secretary serves on the ASPB Program Committee, ASPB Board of Directors, and ASPB Council. The ideal candidate can balance a need for confidentiality on sensitive matters with transparency and openness; has high-level experience with budgets and budgeting; has some experience in science management, team science, and/or developing policy; and is familiar with planning and organizing scientific meetings. Log in to learn more about the President-Elect’s responsibilities here
Current Listing of 2023-2024 Officers and Council Committee Members
American Society of Plant Biologists
Please note officers listed below are already serving now

  • Gustavo MacIntosh, Immediate Past-President, Chair (2021-2024)
  • Leeann Thornton, President (2022-2025)
  • Hong Ma, President-Elect (2023-2026)
  • Ian Wallace, Secretary (2023-2025)
  • Sreekala Chellamma, Treasurer (2023-2026)
  • Sarah Wyatt, Elected Member [elected by ASPB membership] (2023-2027)
  • Elena Monte, Elected Member [elected by ASPB membership] (2021-2025)
  • Karen Hicks, Elected Member [elected by ASPB Council] (2023-2024)
  • Ruth Welti, Chair, Membership Committee (2021-2025)
  • Danielle Ignace, Chair, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (2016-2025)
  • Steve Theg, Chair, Publications Committee (2016-2025)
  • Erin Friedman, Chair, Education Committee (2019-2025)
  • Patricia Leon, Chair, International Committee (2021-2024)
  • Tessa Burch-Smith, Chair, Science Policy Committee (2020-2024)
  • Rebecca Roston, Chair, Women In Plant Biology Committee (2023-2026)
  • Josh Gendron, Rep to Council, Northeastern Section (2021-2024)
  • Marco Burger, Rep To Council, Western Section (2023-2026)
  • Shunyuan Xiao, Rep To Council, Mid-Atlantic Section (2022-2024)
  • Kathrin Schrick, Rep To Council, Midwestern Section (2021-2024)
  • Aruna Kilaru, Rep To Council, Southern Section (2023-2026)
  • Christopher Vincent, Rep to Council, Environmental and Ecological Plant Physiology Section (2023-2026)
  • Karen Hicks, Rep to Council, Primarily Undergraduate Institutions Section (2021-2024)
  • Stefan de Folter, Rep to Council, Mexico Section (2021-2024)
  • Brianna Griffin, Rep to Council, Early Career Plant Scientists Section (2023-2025)
  • Janeen Braynen, Rep to Council, Ambassador Alliance (2023-2025)
  • Al Meyers, Rep to Council, Early Career Representative (2023-2024)

Council committee members terms of service can be viewed here

Please contact Sylvia Lee for assistance:

Sylvia Lee
American Society of Plant Biologists
Executive and Governance Affairs Administrator
15501 Monona Drive
Rockville, MD 20855
Email: slee@aspb.org
Phone: 301-296-0898
Fax: 301-279-2996