Dennis Chamot, associate executive director in the Division of Engineering & Physical Sciences at the National Research Council (NRC), Washington, D.C., has won the special election to fill a director-at-large seat on the ACS Board of Directors.
The board vacancy was occasioned by the resignation of Joan E. Shields (C&EN, June 17, page 8). Chamot will serve the remaining 17 months of Shieldss term. With 178 votes, he prevailed over Paul S. Anderson, vice president of drug discovery, Bristol Myers-Squibb, and Douglas J. Raber, senior scholar, Board on Chemical Sciences & Technology, also of the NRC, who garnered 145 and 33 votes, respectively. Councilors cast 356 valid ballots; three ballots were invalid.
In his candidates statement, Chamot wrote that he believes that the needs of the membership of ACS are not being met adequately. He added, the board should not rubber stamp simplified proposals without adequate discussion, nor should it overrule the clear wishes of the council without further dialogue.
Chamot has been a councilor for the Division of Professional Relations since 1975. He currently chairs the Committee on Economic & Professional Affairs. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry in 1964 from Polytechnic University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1969. He also attended the University of Pennsylvania where he received an M.B.A. in 1974.