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2018 Election Slate

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Duties: Serve as an active voting member of the POLY Executive Committee. Support the Chair and Executive Committee of the Division while acting as liaison for Division Committees. Become familiar with operations of the Division to prepare for the functions of Chair-Elect and Chair in succeeding years. Attend Executive Committee meetings and promote the interests of members, committees, and Executive Committee.






Duties: Serve as an active voting member of the POLY Executive Committee during a 3 year term. Functions as the principal communication link between membership and Executive Committee. Responsible for membership recruitment and retention activities. Seeks out new benefit options while monitoring ongoing services. Communicate with membership to keep them informed of Division opportunities. Coordinate membership committee meetings.

Mark Grinstaff

Boston Univ.

Kat Knauer



Duties: Serve as an active voting member of the POLY Executive Committee during a 3 year term. 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 POLY Executive Committee and ACS Council meeting, held during ACS National Meetings, to provide input to represent the Division. A Councilor provides helpful feedback to Division Officers and the membership in regard to ACS level activity. A Councilor is typically a seasoned POLY Member or past officer who can represent the interests of the Division members at the ACS level.

Travis Baughman


MaryAnn Meador


Alternate 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 assent. 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.

Frieder Jaekle


Laura Stratton

Polymer Chemistry Innovations


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