AGU Board of Directors Slate

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

Past President:

Eric A. Davidson


Robin Elizabeth Bell


Lisa J. Graumlich

Chris Ballentine

Kerstin Lehnert


New Candidates


Guy P. Brasseur and Susan Lozier

General Secretary/Treasurer:

Jana Davis and David R. Shaw

International Secretary:

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