AIChE's Director of Publications, Communications, and Sales to Retire in Early 2018

It is with mixed emotions that I announce the retirement of Stephen R. Smith, effective in early 2018. Steve has been with AIChE for 33 years, having begun in 1984 as our Public Relations Manager and serving currently as Director of Publications, Communications and Sales. During his long tenure at AIChE, Steve has held positions across the Institute — in communications, publications, conferences, education, industry technology alliances, and information technology. 

Among the many important projects Steve has spearheaded are AIChE's publishing partnership with Wiley, the launch of our Bioengineering & Translational Medicine journal, the start-up of AIChE’s electronic bulletin board (the forerunner to the web), and AIChE’s Centennial Celebration. He has also played a key role in starting and growing AIChE’s annual fundraising gala. And, if that is not enough, currently Steve is the staff liaison to the Institute's Societal Impact Operating Council and to several committees.

Steve’s commitment and dedication to AIChE have made him not just a valued member of our leadership team but also a friend to us all. He has played an important role in the growth and success of AIChE, and his institutional knowledge and abilities are only overshadowed by his dedication to the success of AIChE. 

Although selfishly we will miss him, he has more than earned his retirement.

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