Nominating Committee

The Council shall create a Nominating Committee, the membership of which shall consist of a Chair, the Chair-Elect, the most recent Past Chair, the Immediate Past President, and an additional six members elected by the Council to staggered three-year terms, not more than two of whom may be Councilors. The Chair-Elect shall be elected annually by the members in accordance with Article IX. The Chair-Elect shall serve a one-year term, followed by a one-year term as Chair, followed by a one-year term as the most recent Past Chair. The Nominating Committee shall prepare for the members of the Society a slate of at least two candidates for each of the positions of Vice President, Treasurer, Chair Elect of the Nominating Committee, and the vacant positions of General Councilor and International Councilor. The Nominating Committee shall also prepare a slate of candidates for each other position specified by the Board or the Council from time to time.

Chair: Maria Spiropulu (01/21 - 12/21)

Chair-Elect: William Zajc (01/21 - 12/21)
Columbia University

Past Chair: Nora Berrah (01/21 - 12/21)
University of Connecticut

Member: Fulvia Pilat (01/19 - 12/21)
Oak Ridge National Lab

Member: Piers Coleman (01/19 - 12/21)
Rutgers University

Member: Lisa Barsotti (01/20 - 12/22)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT

Member: Helen Caines (01/20 - 12/22)
Yale University

Member: Meigan Aronson (01/21 - 12/23)
University of British Columbia

Member: Wendy Freedman (01/21 - 12/23)
University of Chicago

Member, Past President: Philip Bucksbaum (01/21 - 12/21)
Stanford University

Chief Executive Officer
Jonathan A. Bagger

Corporate Secretary
Jeanette Russo

Committee Administrator
Lee Bullis

Nominees for and holders of APS Honors (prizes, awards, and fellowship) and official leadership positions are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.

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