New NAM Officers for 2005–2009

At the recent Board meet­ing of the North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety, elec­tions were held for all offi­cer posi­tions. In addi­tion, the Board vot­ed to expand the role of the Newslet­ter edi­tor to include web page edi­tions. The title of this posi­tion will be Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Direc­tor, which is to be an elect­ed posi­tion with vot­ing priv­elges at the Board meet­ing. The new slate of offi­cers for 2005–2009 are

  • Pres­i­dent, John Armor of
  • Vice Pres­i­dent, Enrique Igle­sia, Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia at Berke­ley
  • Sec­re­tary, Umit Ozkan, Ohio State Uni­ver­si­ty
  • Trea­sur­er, John Byrne, Engel­hard Cor­po­ra­tion
  • Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Direc­tor, Edrick Morales, Lyon­dell Chem­i­cal Com­pa­ny
  • For­eign Sec­re­tary, Curt Con­ner, Uni­ver­si­ty of Mass­a­chu­setts at Amherst

I also wish to express my thanks to those who have left the Board

  • For­mer Vice Pres­i­dent, Gary McVick­er
  • For­mer Newslet­ter Edi­tor, Mike D’Amore
  • For­mer Direc­tors at Large, Kathy Tay­lor and Gary McVick­er

In addi­ton, since no Board mem­ber should hold two vot­ing roles, John Armor has stepped aside as the new­ly elect­ed Direc­tor-at-Large and Stu Soled of Exxon­Mo­bil has been appoint­ed to fill that role.