Board candidates will compete for six open positions on the Board in this year’s election: president-elect, general secretary/treasurer, international secretary and three directors. Continuing members for the 2019-2020 term include the current AGU president and president-elect in their new positions, three directors, and the executive director/CEO (nonvoting).
To identify Board candidates this year, the Leadership Development Committee continued to build upon a process that has worked successfully to identify and elect candidates in the past three elections. Committee members worked to understand the programs and projects continuing into the Centennial year and beyond, reviewed the code of conduct and leadership criteria, and invited AGU leaders (current and past Board and Council members, current committee and task force members, Editors-in-Chief, the College of Fellows, and staff) to nominate people they thought would be good candidates. To implement AGU’s new ethics policy into leadership and governance, an application form was added into the elections process this year. 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 anticipated work, the Leadership Development 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 Elected Board Members
Eric A. Davidson
Robin Elizabeth Bell
Lisa J. Graumlich
Guy P. Brasseur and Susan Lozier
Jana Davis and David R. Shaw
Carlos A. Nobre and Meng Zhou
Position 1: Robert S. Detrick and Richard W. (Rick) Murray
Position 2: Eileen E. Hofmann and Jill L. Karsten
Position 3 (Early Career): Greg Goldsmith and Jenny Riker