THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY
Front row from left: Winnie Wong-Ng (director); Monica Ferraris (president-elect nominee); Sanjay Mathur (president); Elizabeth Dickey (past president); Rajendra Bordia (president-elect); Kristin Breder (director).
Back row from left: Daniel Tipsord (treasurer); Mark Mecklenborg (executive director/secretary); Marissa Reigel (director); Olivia Graeve (director); Joseph Cesarano (director); Steve Freiman (parliamentarian).
Missing from photo: Fox Thorpe (student member) and directors Darryl Butt, Eva Hemmer, Shibin Jiang, and Makio Naito.
Elected by the membership from among its members, The American Ceramic Society’s Board of Directors sets policy, approves the budget, makes appointments to leadership and representative positions, confers awards, and carries out other important matters for the Society. Ultimately, the board is responsible for setting the Society’s strategic direction.
Board members are elected to three-year terms. Nine voting directors serve at-large. Their terms are staggered so that a third of the at-large seats become vacant every year. The president is elected to a term of one year as a voting member. The president also serves one year in advance of his/her term as president-elect, and one year following as the immediate past president. The Society’s treasurer is appointed for a three-year term. A treasurer-elect is appointed every three years to serve a one-year term to overlap the treasurer. ACerS executive director, parliamentarian, treasurer-elect, and student member serve as non-voting, ex-officio members of the Board.