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Lee H. Latimer, Ph.D.

Candidate for ACS Director at Large

As a member of the American Chemical Society since graduate school, I'm familiar with many reasons to join, support and be involved in a professional society.  I joined because of the benefits as a student, the many opportunities to grow, and because being a part of the professional society in my field was a natural part of being a professional.  Being a member of the ACS has been critical to my success as a chemist, to finding my next job, to recruiting staff and to building a network of colleagues and friends locally and nationally at meetings and in the society.  

I'm a candidate for re-election to the ACS Board of Directors as a Director at Large to continue serving our fellow members in critical areas for the Society.

In the linked pages in the header, you'll find more about me and the positions and values that serve as the foundation for my approach. Being a Director carries great responsibility for the present and future in managing and addressing the issues facing the ACS.  There are no quick answers, only careful work as part of the team to accomplish the needs and plans for our great society of chemists.

​Contact me on the Contact page above or at 

     My focus:

  • Strong local sections, divisions and regional meetings
  • Advocacy for respect for science, consistent science       funding, public advocacy for education, and jobs
  • Develop Safety in chemical applications and demonstrations
  • Continue building a culture of Diversity, Equity Inclusion and Respect
  • Keep a focus on members and membership value
  • Strong financial performance, including CAS and Pubs 
  • Collaboration between Board and Council
  • ​​Capitalizing on opportunities for virtual/hybrid meetings
  • Open to new ideas and applying experience to solutions