Barrett Ripin announced that he will leave his Associate Executive Officer position after his five-year term ends in January.
In a note to staff, Ripin said "I've enjoyed working with each and all of you immensely and feel great satisfaction with the role I've played in benefiting the health of physics and the Society, it is a good point for me to pursue other interests. When I return to 'volunteer' status, I will look forward to many more years working with you to 'advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics,' as well as maintaining our friendship."
As Associate Executive Officer, Ripin served as the editor of APS News and oversaw the APS Membership, Meetings and Honors departments. He led the formation of several new regional Sections, Topical Groups, FIAP, as well as the APS Committee on Careers and Professional Development. During his tenure, Ripin worked to broaden the concept of physics careers and employment opportunities, increase the involvement of industrial physicists in the Society, and improve physics education and communication with members and the public. APS News will feature an interview with Ripin in a forthcoming issue.
Physicists interested applying for in the Associate Executive Officer position are encouraged to respond to the announcement.
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