Committee Chairs

Committee chairs represent the functions which are essential to the organizational life of AFS.

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Society Committees 2015-2016

Complete contact information for committee chairs can be found in the online Membership Directory. If you have any questions about committee activities, please feel free to contact the committee chair. You may also contact Jasmine Sewell, your Unit Services Coordinator.

(Updated October 28, 2015)

Standing Committees

Awards: Overall co-chairs:
• Robert Curry,,
• Christine Moffitt,

Local Arrangements: General meeting chair,
• Chair, Vince Travnichek, 

Audit: Chair, Mary Buckman,

Board of Appeals: Chair, Scott Decker,

Board of Professional Certification: Overall chair: Scott Decker,

Constitutional Consultant: John Boreman,

Continuing Education: Chair, Christopher Millard,

Electronic Services Advisory Board: Chair, Rebecca Krogman,

Endangered Species: Chair, Howard L. Jelks,

Ethics and Professional Conduct: Chair, Jud Kratzer,

External Affairs: Chair, Sarah Glaser,

Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program: Co-Chair, Hilda M. Sexauer,

Co-Chair, Laura Tesler,

Investment: Chair, Troy M. Brandt,

Meetings Oversight: Chair, Maureen Walsh,

Membership: Co-chairs,
• Co-Chair Joel C. Hoffman ,
• Co-Chair Douglas Workman,

Names of Aquatic Invertebrates: TBD

Names of Fishes: Chair, Larry Page,

Nominating: Chair, Carolyn Griswold,

Past Presidents’ Advisory Council:
• Chair, Donna L. Parrish,, Past President

Program Committee: Co- Chairs;
• Abigail Franklin Archer,
• Quinton Phelps,

Publication Awards: Chair, Allison Pease,

Publications Overview: Chair, Emmanuel A. Frimpong,

Raffle: Chair, Mike Hudson,

Resolutions: Chair, Kristen Ferry,

Resource Policy: Chair, Leanne Roulson,

Time and Place: Inactive for 2014-2015

Vote Auditor: Co-chairs,
• Lisa Kerr, lkerr@GMRI.ORG
• Kathy Mills,

Special Committees

Communications Strategic Planning: Gwen White,

Constitution Revisions: Chair,
Joe Margraf,

Educational Requirements:
Chair, Steve McMullin,

Emerging Leaders Mentorship Award Program:
Co-Chair, Jim Bowker,

Co-Chair, Jesse Trushenski,

Fellows Selection Program: Chair, Dennis Devries,


American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists: Sean Lucey,

The American Society of Civil Engineers: Mike Garello,

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists:
Mike and Marlis Douglas, MED1@UARK.EDU; MRD1@UARK.EDU

Brazilian Society of Ichthyology: Luiz Silva, LUIZSILVA@UFSJ.EDU.BR

Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation: Tom Bigford,

The Coastal Society: Tom Bigford,

Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies: Bob Hughes,

Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture: John Magee,

Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society (FMCS): Jeremy Tiemann,

National Fish Habitat Action Plan Board: Tom Bigford,

Society for Conservation Biology: Paul Angermeier,

Society for Freshwater Science: Shannon Brewer,

Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council: Fred Harris,

United States Society of Ecological Economics, Karin Limburg,

World Aquaculture Society: Carl Kittel,

World Council of Fisheries Societies: Donna Parrish,