Dr. M. Samy El-Shall, Chair of the Nominations Committee, has submitted this slate of candidates for Virginia Section offices. Balloting will take place in November. More information on the election process and brief biographies of the candidates is given below.

CHAIR (2022) – Vanessa Lopez

CHAIR ELECT (2022) – Jack D. Brown

VICE CHAIR (2022) – Charlene Crawley

SECRETARY (2022) – Julian Bobb

TREASURER (2022) – Rob Davidson

COUNCILOR (2022-2024) – Kristine Smetana

ALTERNATE COUNCILOR (2022-2024) – Chris Hodge

TRUSTEE (2022-2024) – Stephanie Mabry


Ballots for voting for officers will be sent via email to all authorized members of the Section. Voting must be completed by November 15. If you prefer to vote by a paper ballot, please contact Julian Bobb at; (804) 908-8623.  For more information about the nominees for the 2022 offices, please see the Virginia Section October Bulletin.


Join the Younger Chemists Committee of the Virginia ACS for a Webinar on September 28 at 7 PM EDT on A Day in the Life of a Process Chemist. This month features Joe Martino, an ACS Career Consultant and adjunct faculty at Immaculata University with a background in chemical manufacturing. He will share his insights into process chemistry for 30 minutes before opening the floor for an interactive Q&A.



Younger Chemists YouTube Channel

The Eastern U.S. Younger Chemists Committee Partnership of the American Chemical Society which includes the Virginia Section now has a YouTube Channel that features recordings of great events and resources for younger chemists! Check it out! The most recent video is from our “Day in the Life of a Green Chemical Engineer” webinar in celebration of ACS Chemists Celebrate Earth Week. Stay tuned for more! Feel free to subscribe also.

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