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2022 Election Slate

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2021 Election Slate (these elections are finalized)

Click on the following for a PDF document featuring each candidate, their bio, and a personal statement: POLY Fall 2021 Election Slate

Candidates for Vice-Chair

Duties: Support the Chair and Executive Committee of the Division while acting as a liaison for Division Committees. Become familiar with operations of the Division to prepare for the functions of Chair-Elect and Chair in succeeding years. Serve as an active voting member of the POLY Executive Committee. Attend Executive Committee meetings and promote the interest of members, committee, and Executive Committee. The Vice-Chair oversees the Program Committee and chairs a meeting of the Program Committee at each National ACS Meeting.

Dawanne Poree (Army Research Lab.) Tomonori Saito (Oak Ridge Nat. Lab)

Candidates for Member-At-Large

Duties: Attend and participate, when possible, in all Executive Committee and Board meetings. Provide input to Executive Committee and Board on membership needs and concerns. Coordinate Membership Committee and membership affair functions. Keep Secretary well informed on possible news items for Newsletter and website on membership activities. Function as the principal communication link between the membership and the Board and the Executive Committee. Identify problems or opportunities pertaining to the membership. Actively maintain a webpage for communication of important Member-at-Large activities with the membership. Work with staff to ensure good electronic communications with the membership. Assume various other duties as directed from time to time by Division Chair and/or Executive Committee.

Katrina Knauer (NREL) Erin Murphy (Exponent, Inc.)

Candidates for Councilor

Duties: Councilors represent the Division at an ACS level. Once elected, ACS assigns the Councilor an ACS committee(s) on which to serve. The Councilors attend committee and ACS Council meetings, held during ACS National Meetings, to provide input to represent the Division. They serve as an active voting member of the POLY Executive Committee. A Councilor provides helpful feedback to Division Officers and the membership in regard to ACS level activity. POLY elects both academic and non-academic officers independently to best represent the broad interests of Division’s membership. A Councilor is typically a seasoned POLY Member or past officer who can represent the interests of our Division members at the ACS level.

Mary A. Meador (GRC-Retired) Karl Haider (Covestro, LLC)

Candidates for Alternative Councilor

Duties: During a 3 year term, be available to replace or fill in if a Councilor is unable to fulfill their duties at a National ACS Meeting. Attend POLY Executive Committee meetings and provide the Councilor’s report, if a Councilor is absent. Become informed on National and Divisional issues in order to serve as needed. Carry out specific assignments as requested by the POLY Division Chair, Councilors, or serve on committees as needed.

Laura Stratton (PCI) Yoan Simon (Univ. of S. Mississippi)


2020 Election Slate (these elections are finalized)

Click on the following for a PDF document featuring each candidate, their bio, and a personal statement: POLY Fall 2020 Election Slate

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2019 Election Slate (these elections are finalized)

Click on the following for a PDF document featuring each candidate, their bio, and a personal statement: POLY Election Slate Fall 2019

POLY Election History

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