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Club Officials

President: Alan H. Nichols, J.D., D.S. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Honorary Chair: Senator John Glenn
Honorary President: Don Walsh, Ph.D. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Honorary Directors

Robert Ballard, Ph.D., Eugenie Clark, Ph.D., Sylvia Earle, Ph.D., James M. Fowler, Senator John Glenn, Gilbert Grosvenor, Donald Johanson, Ph.D., Richard E. Leakey, D.Sc., Frederik D.A. Paulsen, Ph.D., Roland Puton, Johan Reinhard, Ph.D., George Schaller, Ph.D., Kathryn D. Sullivan, Ph.D., Don Walsh, Ph.D., HRH Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck


Board of Directors

Class of 2015

Robert J. Atwater .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Brian M. Boom, Ph.D. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
James M. Edwards, M.D. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
J. Mark Fowler Jr. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Brian P. Hanson .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Class of 2016

Alan H. Nichols, J.D., D.S. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
James M. Clash .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
James P. Delgado Ph.D. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Leon “Lee” V. Langan .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Col. Donald T. Morley .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Class of 2017

Capt. Lynn D. Danaher .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Richard Garriott de Cayeux .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Kenneth M. Kamler, M.D. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Prof. Mabel L. Purkerson, M.D. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Alexander Wallace .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Special One-Year Directors

Catherine Nixon Cooke .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
David Hempleman-Adams
Theodore P. Janulis .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
William J. Liss .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Current Officers

President

Alan H. Nichols, J.D., D.S. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Treasurer

Robert E. Maroney .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Secretary

Michele Mass .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Vice Presidents

Alexander Wallace - VP for Chapters .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Robert J. Atwater - VP for Membership .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Col. Donald T. Morley - VP for Operations .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Julianne M. Chase, Ph.D. - VP for Research & Education .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Mary E. Gray - VP for Public Lectures & Programs .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Constance Difede - VP for Flag & Honors .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Ombudsman

Brian P. Hanson .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Attributes Desired of Each Potential Director

— Demonstrated Commitment to the Club’s Mission: Active supporter of the Club’s professional, educational and social objectives; constructive ideas related to keeping our mission relevant to the challenges of the 21st Century

— Basic Business Skills: Familiar with basic financial accounting and planning tools including budgeting, cash flow, income statement and balance sheet; knowledge of fiduciary duties before being a Director

— General Organization and Management Skills: Past experience on other large, Boards (non-profits and for profits alike) ; familiarity with Robert’s Rules of Order, written reports, managing staff in a non-profit.

— Collegial Demeanor: Socially, intellectually compatible with other Board Members, Officers, and Members; willing to listen to and learn from others; consistent record of dealing with other members, staff and Board in civil, courteous manner.

— Maturity: Adult, serious behavior at all times; willing to leave personal publicity, goals, opportunity behind in the execution of Board affairs;

— Financial Means and Willingness to Commit: Hold a current paying job or established means of retirement or financial independence; required commitment to attend ECAD’s and Lowell Thomas Dinners, and most Board Meetings.

— Fundraising: Commitment to personally give, to solicit funding from outside the organization, and to participate with others in the successful execution of fundraising events.

— Unassailable Personal Standards: Moral; ethical; legal. Willingness to be fingerprinted as part of the Club’s liquor-licensing requirements and to be screened by authorities for any past felonies. (Prior background checks should be undertaken on all potential candidates to avoid later embarrassments.)

— Broad Club Experience: On-going local chapter participation; Committee Service; minimum of four years Club membership.

— No Conflicts of Interest: Professional; commercial; does not ever use the Club house, one’s Director status or the EC brand for self-promotion or advancement of outside business interests. Related outside activities and interests are quite OK but should be fully disclosed.

— Discrete, Reliable Handling of Confidential Board Information: Strict social media and e-mail policy compliance.

— Absence of Political, Ethnic, or Religious Advocacy on Club Premises or at Club events: There can be no manifestations of bias related to race, gender, religion, in any Club activitiy. (Active political, religious and advocacy involvements are not a problem, but must be kept separate from Club affairs and away from Club premises.)

— Shares Responsibility for Protection of Club Assets: Building, artifacts, brand, public reputation.

— Values and Supports the Legacy, History, Traditions, Bi-Laws and Policies of the Club.

— Exploration Credentials: Useful, but not mandatory to have had EC Flag trip participation; useful but not mandatory to have some published writings, photos, research, experience as Club lecturer.



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