Board Executive Committee

The Board Executive Committee (BEC) guides and coordinates the work of the Board of Directors and has the power to take actions in lieu of the Board during periods between Board meetings. Such actions between Board meetings are with respect to the day-to-day operations of the Society, implementation of strategies and plans approved by the Board, and matters requiring immediate action as determined by the CEO and Presidential Line. The committee is also responsible for proposing candidates to fill the positions of some other Board Committees.

The membership of the BEC consists of the Presidential Line, the Speaker of the Council, the Treasurer, the EIC (non-voting), and the CEO (non-voting). The President chairs the committee.

The BEC approves binding contracts on behalf of the Society for an amount greater than $500,000.00 if they were not previously approved by the Board as part of the approved annual budget. Actions of the BEC must be reported to the Board within ten (10) days.

The BEC is a Board Committee.

  • Young-Kee Kim, Chair
    (Jan 1, 2024 – Dec 31, 2024)
    University of Chicago
  • David G. Seiler
    (Jan 1, 2022 – Dec 31, 2024)
    National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Peter Schiffer
    (Jan 1, 2024 – Dec 31, 2024)
    Princeton University
  • John M. Doyle
    (Jan 1, 2024 – Dec 31, 2024)
    Harvard University
  • Randall Kamien
    (Jan 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2025)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Robert Rosner
    (Jan 1, 2024 – Dec 31, 2024)
    University of Chicago
  • John Marston
    (Jan 1, 2024 – Dec 31, 2024)
    Brown University
  • Jonathan Bagger, Chief Executive Officer
    American Physical Society (APS)
  • Jeanette Russo, Corporate Secretary
    American Physical Society (APS)

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