A Board of Governors (BOG) chosen from the Society’s membership presides over the activities of the Society, subject to the limitations of the Constitution and By-Laws and Society Policies. A Nominating Committee selects a slate of qualified nominees annually for election to serve as President and Board of Governors Members-at-Large.


Richard Laudenat

Richard Laudenat

“Our Mission and Vision inspire us to make a difference in our world by improving the quality of life, and our strategy provides the direction for us to get there.” -RICHARD LAUDENAT


Said Jahanmir Immediate Past President
Said Jahanmir
Thomas Costabile Executive Director/CEO
Thomas Costabile
Bryan A. Erler President-Elect
Bryan A. Erler
Todd Allen Todd Allen
Term: 2019–2022
Stuart W. Cameron Stuart W. Cameron
Term 2017–2020
Joe Fowler Joe Fowler
Term 2018–2021
Robert E. Grimes
Term 2017–2020
Laura Hitchcock Laura Hitchcock
Term: 2019–2022
Thomas Kurfess Thomas Kurfess
Term: 2019–2022
Michael Molnar Michael Molnar
Term 2018–2021
Mary Lynn Realff Mary Lynn Realff
Term 2017–2020
Karen Thole Karen Thole
Term 2018–2021

Society Officers

Robert N. Pangborn Secretary/Treasurer Robert N. Pangborn
John Delli Venneri Assistant Secretary/General Counsel John Delli Venneri
William Garofalo Chief Financial Officer William Garofalo


Allian Pratt Managing Director, Board Operations

Additional Information

Board of Governors' Committee Pages
Resources / Minutes & Agendas

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