Election Results for Director-at-Large

The elec­tron­ic elec­tion for six Direc­tor-at-Large posi­tions is now com­plete.

I am pleased to announce that the fol­low­ing indi­vid­u­als have been elect­ed to a four-year term as Direc­tor-at-Large from a slate of 13 can­di­dates:
• Jing­guang Chen (Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty)
• Jim Dumesic (Uni­ver­si­ty of Wis­con­sin)
• Maria Fly­tzani-Stephanopou­los (Tufts Uni­ver­si­ty)
• Bruce C. Gates (Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia at Davis)
• Chris Jones (Geor­gia Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy)
• Fabio H. Ribeiro (Pur­due Uni­ver­si­ty)

They will be seat­ed as NACS Board mem­bers at the start of the Board Meet­ing on June 4, 2017.

Stu Soled (Exxon­Mo­bil) was elect­ed as the First Alter­nate and Abhaya Datye (Uni­ver­si­ty of New Mex­i­co) was elect­ed as the Sec­ond Alter­nate. They will suc­ceed in that order any elect­ed Direc­tor-at-Large who can­not com­plete their term because of res­ig­na­tion or of elec­tion as Offi­cer.

Votes were received from 425 of the 1720 NACS mem­bers of record. The elec­tron­ic bal­lots were col­lect­ed, record­ed, and cer­ti­fied by Cre­ative Scan­ning Solu­tions, Inc. an inde­pen­dent orga­ni­za­tion con­tract­ed by the North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety for this pur­pose.

On behalf of the Soci­ety and of the catal­y­sis com­mu­ni­ty at-large, we would like to thank the 13 nom­i­nees for their will­ing­ness to stand for elec­tion and to serve NACS.

Enrique Igle­sia
Pres­i­dent, North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety