AGU Board of Directors

Board candidates will compete for four open positions on the Board in this year’s election: president-elect and three directors. AGU’s rotation strategy is designed to retain about 50% of elected members each term to ensure leadership continuity. Continuing members for the 2017-2018 term include the current AGU president and president-elect in their new positions, the international and general secretaries, three directors, and the executive director/CEO (nonvoting).

To identify Board candidates this year, the Governance Committee adapted a process that has worked successfully to identify and elect the student and early career members of the Council in the past two elections. Committee members worked to understand the programs and projects continuing into the 2017-2018 term; reviewed the Board job descriptions, code of conduct, and leadership criteria; and invited current AGU leaders to nominate people they thought would be good candidates. Potential candidates were asked to apply, and finalists were interviewed by committee members.

Using the Board leadership criteria and experience needed for the Board’s continuing work plan as criteria, the Governance Committee looked for diverse perspectives and skills. The committee’s goal is to ensure that newly elected and continuing Board members will collectively represent the broad scope and diversity of AGU’s global membership, including disciplinary, geographic, gender, career stage, ethnic, and racial diversity.

Continuing Board Members :

Past President:

Margaret Leinen, Ocean Sciences, Biogeosciences, Global Environmental Change, Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences

President:

Eric A. Davidson, Biogeosciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Global Environmental Change, Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences

General Secretary:

Louise Pellerin, Near Surface Geophysics, Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism and Electromagnetism, Hydrology, Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences

International Secretary:

Susan Webb, Near Surface Geophysics, Geodesy, Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism and Electromagnetism, Planetary Sciences

Directors:

Kelly Klima, Natural Hazards, Global Environmental Change, Ocean Sciences, Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences

Cathryn A. Manduca, Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences, Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology

Soroosh Sorooshian, Hydrology, Atmospheric Sciences, Biogeosciences, Global Environmental Change, Natural Hazards

Slate of New Candidates

President-Elect

01BOD-PE-RBELL Robin Elizabeth Bell

Cryosphere Sciences, Geodesy

01BOD-PE-RHILST Robert D van der Hilst

Seismology, Study of the Earth’s Deep Interior, Tectonophysics

Directors

Position 1

01BOD-P1-SAVERY Susan K Avery

Atmospheric Sciences, Earth and Space Science Informatics, Ocean Sciences, Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences

01BOD-P1-LGRAUMLICH Lisa J Graumlich

Biogeosciences, Global Environmental Change

Position 2

01BOD-P2-CBALLENTINE Chris Ballentine

Hydrology, Study of the Earth’s Deep Interior, Volcanology Geochemistry and Petrology

01BOD-P2-RMURNANE Richard J Murnane

Atmospheric Sciences, Biogeosciences, Global Environmental Change, Natural Hazards

Position 3

01BOD-P3-KLEHNERT Kerstin Lehnert

Earth and Space Science Informatics, Geochemistry, Study of the Earth’s Deep Interior, Volcanology Geochemistry and Petrology

01BOD-P2-SSTANLEY Sabine Stanley

Geomagnetism Paleomagnetism and Electromagnetism, Planetary Sciences, Study of the Earth’s Deep Interior