AIChE Announces Candidates for 2017 Officer Election | AIChE

AIChE Announces Candidates for 2017 Officer Election

March 20, 2017

AIChE’s Nominating Committee has announced the slate of candidates for president-elect, treasurer, and directors for 2017. The Treasurer for 2017–2019 has resigned and created a vacancy. Under the terms of AIChE’s constitution, the Board of Directors has appointed Joseph D. Smith, a former AIChE director, to serve as interim treasurer until the position is filled in the next election.

The president-elect will be elected to a three-year term, serving one year each as president-elect, president, and past president. The treasurer will serve a two-year term. The directors are elected for three-year terms. Voting by paper and electronic proxy ballot will begin on August 28 and end on October 2. Election Results Announced on October 30 at the Annual Business Meeting in Minneapolis, MN

For President-Elect

John G. Ekerdt, Univ. of Texas at Austin

Kim L. Ogden, Univ. of Arizona

For Treasurer

Joseph D. Smith, Missouri Univ. of Science and Technology

Rosemarie D. Wesson, City College of the City University of New York

For Director (four to be elected)

Kristi S. Anseth, Univ. of Colorado

Raymond A. Cocco, Particulate Solid Research, Inc.

Anthony F. Fregosi, Cornerstone Chemical Co.

Marianthi G. Ierapetritou, Rutgers Univ.

Alon V. McCormick, Univ. of Minnesota

Lori T. McDowell, Matheson

Timothy J. Olsen, Emerson Automation Solutions

Mark A. Stadtherr, Univ. of Notre Dame

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Petition candidates: AIChE members interested in running for the AIChE Board election or nominating another member can do so as a petition candidate.

Any Fellow, senior member, or four-year member of the Institute who would like to run for president-elect, treasurer, or director can file as a petition candidate with the Office of the Secretary by May 8, 2017. Nominees for president-elect or treasurer must have previously served as an AIChE officer or director.

Petition candidates must submit the support, in writing (print or electronic format), of 600 or more Fellows, senior members, or members. For more information on filing as a petition candidate, please contact

Candidate biographies and platforms will be posted on the AIChE web in June. Visit for more information.

About AIChE: AIChE is a professional society of more than 53,000 chemical engineers in 110 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and government using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society. Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for information exchange on the frontier of chemical engineering research in such areas as nanotechnology, sustainability, hydrogen fuels, biological and environmental engineering, and chemical plant safety and security. More information about AIChE is available at