Officers

The officers of the section shall be elected for one year terms, beginning on January 1.  The officers shall be Chair, Chair-Elect, and Secretary-Treasurer.  The Chair-Elect shall automatically become Chair at the end of that term in office.

Councilors and Alternate Councilors shall be elected for three year terms.

The section appreciates the following organizations for supporting our officers in their service to the American Chemical Society:  The University of Tennessee at Martin, Murray State University, and West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Chair:  Genessa Smith, PhD – UT Martin

Chair-Elect:  Kevin Revell, PhD – Murray State

Secretary-Treasurer:  Rebecca Brown, PhD – WKCTC

Past Chair:  Phillip Shelton, PhD – UT Martin

Councilor:  Robbie Montgomery, PhD – UT Martin

Alternate Councilor:  Bommanna Loganathan, PhD – Murray State

Member-at-large:  Harry Fannin, PhD – Murray State

Previous officers (1958-present)


Committees

Standing Committees

Executive

The governing body of the section.  It consists of the following section officers – Chair, Chair-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, the immediate Past Chair, the Section Councilor(s), the Section Alternate Councilor(s) and one Member-at-large selected by the Chair.

Committee members:  see list of officers above

Nominating

Three member committee tasked to identify and recruit candidates for Section offices as well as to conduct the Section election.  The chair and other members are selected by the Section Chair after consultation with the Executive Committee.

Committee members:  Phillip Shelton (chair), Genessa Smith.

Program

Three member committee tasked with program planning and program and meeting implementation and hospitality for the following year. The chair ex officio is the Chair-Elect who selects additional members in concurrence with the Section Chair.

Committee members:  Kevin Revell (chair)

Publicity

Three member committee tasked with publicity, public affairs, and public relations for the section including any online presence. The chair and other members are selected by the Section Chair.

Committee members:  John Overcash (chair, webmaster), Bommanna Loganathan, Robbie Montgomery (photography)

 

Ad Hoc Committees

Women Chemists Committee

Three member committee tasked with promoting the role of women in chemistry, especially the contributions and opportunities from the Kentucky Lake region. The chairman and other members are selected by the Section Chair.

Committee members:  Robbie Montgomery (chair)

Awards

Three member committee tasked to nominate and confer all awards given by the section including National, Regional, and Local Awards. The chair and other members are selected by the Section Chair.

Committee members:  Jozsef Devenyi (chair), Bommanna Loganathan, Bikram Subedi

National Chemistry Week

Three member committee tasked to promote and encourage recognition of National Chemistry Week throughout the Section. The Section Coordinator shall serve as its chair. There shall also be a Kentucky-Illinois area chair and a Tennessee area chair responsible for their respective geographical areas. The chair and other members are selected by the Section Chair.

Committee members:  Abigail Shelton (chair), Kevin Miller, Randy Johnston

Chemists Celebrate Earth Day

Four member committee tasked to promote and encourage recognition of Chemists Celebrate Earth Day throughout the Section. The Section Coordinator shall serve as its chair. The chair and other members are selected by the Section Chair.

Committee members:  Bommanna Loganathan (chair)

Education

Abigail Shelton (chair), Robbie Montgomery