2017 AMS Elections

The results for the election of the 2018 AMS President-Elect (President in 2019) and Council are now in. The elected leaders of AMS are shown here.*  AMS congratulates all of the winners, and we thank all of the candidates who ran for their commitment to AMS and their ongoing service to the weather, water, and climate community. 

The AMS Nominating Committee welcomes recommendations from the membership of candidates for President-Elect and Council each year, which will be considered as that slate is prepared. Such recommendations will be most helpful if they are sent to the Nominating Committee by the end of December and are in the form of a 1-page letter describing the proposed candidate’s background and qualifications.

2018 President-Elect

Anjuli Bamzai
Anjuli Bamzai

It is a great honor and privilege to be a candidate for the AMS President. With its goals at the nexus of science and policy in service of society, AMS is poised to make major headway on the grand challenge of our times, the future thrivability of life on our planet. As your President, I would work with the AMS...

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Douglas Hilderbrand
Douglas Hilderbrand

I will work tirelessly to protect, nurture, and strengthen the “S” in the American Meteorological Society. Now more than ever we need each other – for our career development, professional successes, and even our mental health. Science continues to be attacked. Tomorrow’s problems are becoming...

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New Council Members for 2018

Academic Sector

Belay Demoz
Belay Demoz

he AMS has a long history of change starting from its segregated 1900s – by becoming a scientifically more diverse professional organization and a place of opportunity and connection to budding future...

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Rong Fu
Rong Fu

When I started my career decades ago, my research was purely an academic endeavor. Today, living in the American West, I, along with millions of Americas who call this region home, have experienced...

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Mohan Ramamurthy
Mohan Ramamurthy

For more than a century, the American Meteorological Society has been a pioneer in advancing the atmospheric and related sciences. As our science and society evolve, it is imperative that we...

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Government Sector

DaNa Carlis
DaNa Carlis

I still remember taking my first Atmospheric Science course in 2000 at Howard University, and thinking to myself how practical but impactful weather information can be for communities. I do not...

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James Doyle
James Doyle

For over a century, the AMS has been at the nexus of our atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrologic sciences community. In this era of rapid scientific change and technological advancements, we need...

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Michelle Mainelli
Michelle Mainelli

We are in year three since the pandemic started - the landscape to advance our science, bring our community together, and conduct outreach changed significantly.  I have witnessed incredible resilience...

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Private Sector

Rebecca DePodwin
Rebecca DePodwin

As a disaster preparedness and risk communication-focused meteorologist, the potential growth areas I see for AMS are mental health focus, cross-sector collaboration, and early career membership retention...

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Pam Emch
Pam Emch

In 2003 I attended the AMS Summer Policy Colloquium.  The combination of science and policy at that event was invigorating and is representative of the phenomenal opportunities that AMS provides...

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Jason Samenow
Jason Samenow

As I’ve observed presentations regarding priorities for weather and climate enterprise over the years, much discussion has focused on the importance of bringing research into operations. That’s...

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*In addition to those elected by the membership, the Council selected a "Fifth Councilor" as per Article VII of the AMS Constitution