Call for Nominations for ASN President, Vice President, & Treasurer

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Members of the American Society of Naturalists are encouraged to submit nominations for the Executive Committee (EC). Elections will be held in 2019 for President, Vice President, and Treasurer.

  • The President serves on the EC from 2020-2024, acting as President in 2021
  • The Vice President serves on the EC from 2020-2022, acting as VP in 2021. The VP organizes a symposium to be presented at the meetings in 2021 and edits the symposium papers for a section of The American Naturalist.
  • The Treasurer serves on the EC from 2020-2022 and then as past-Secretaru from 2023-2025.

Names of nominees for specific offices should be submitted by December 1, 2018, to Ben Bolker

Please indicate “ASN Nomination” in the subject line.

As you contemplate nominations, you may want to check the current ( and past officers ( for reference.


Duties of the Officers of the Executive Council

The PRESIDENT leads the ASN Executive Council and selects the membership of the award and officer nomination committees. The President selects the President’s Award for the “best” paper in The American Naturalist in the past year, gives the ASN Presidential Address and presents the Society’s awards at the annual meeting, and represents the ASN in multiple other ways through the year. The President serves on the Executive Council for five years, including one year as President-Elect and three years as a Past-President.

The VICE PRESIDENT organizes the Vice-President’s Symposium for the annual meeting and edits the special supplement to The American Naturalist that contains the papers derived from the VP Symposium. The Vice-President is also the Society’s liaison for the organizers of the annual meeting. The Vice-President serves as a member of the Executive Council for three years, two as a regular member and one as ex officio member.

The TREASURER manages the accounts of the ASN, tracks all revenues and expenses, arranges for official annual financial reviews and tax return preparation, files tax returns, makes payments for all annual awards and travel reimbursements related to the annual meeting, keeps track of revisions to the award amounts and reimbursement policies, and prepares the annual Treasurer’s Report. The Treasurer also convenes a Finance Committee comprised of two other members of the Executive Council, for making investment decisions as needed. The Treasurer serves on the Executive Council for six years, three as a regular member and three as Past Treasurer.