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ACS News

September 3, 2007
Volume 85, Number 36
pp. 48-59

ACS ELECTIONS

CANDIDATES' ELECTION STATEMENTS AND BACKGROUNDS

TWO CANDIDATES will vie for the office of president-elect of the American Chemical Society for 2008 in this fall's election. They are Thomas H. Lane and Howard M. Peters. Both have had distinguished careers in industry. The successful candidate will serve as ACS president in 2009 and as a member of the ACS Board of Directors from 2008 to 2010.

Candidates for director of District II are Joseph R. Peterson and incumbent Diane Grob Schmidt. District II consists of members assigned to or residing in local sections with headquarters in Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland (except the Maryland Section), Michigan (except the Upper Peninsula Section), Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania (except the Central Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley, and Susquehanna Valley Sections); and those members with addresses in the states of Indiana (except the counties of Lake and Porter), Kentucky (except Massac County), Ohio, Michigan (except Dickinson County), Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia who are not assigned to local sections.

District IV will also be holding elections for director. Candidates for director are incumbent Eric C. Bigham and Gregory H. Robinson. District IV consists of members assigned to or residing in the local sections with headquarters in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas (except Panhandle Plains, Permian Basin, South Plains, and Wichita Falls-Duncan Sections), and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and those members with addresses in Georgia (except the counties of Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Walker, and Whitfield), Louisiana, North Carolina, and certain counties in Texas who are not assigned to local sections.

Janan M. Hayes, Bonnie A. Lawlor, Kent J. Voorhees, and Frankie K. Wood-Black are running for director-at-large. The successful candidates for the two positions will serve three-year terms from 2008 to 2010.