Strategic Assembly

The Strategic Assembly is responsible for the Society's long-term strategic direction. Composed of the Board of Trustees, the Chairs of our Divisions, and the Chairs of our Committees, the Strategic Assembly is positioned to drive our strategic planning to new levels of impact.

Three key tasks of the Strategic Assembly are:

  • establish and update over time the AAS strategic plan;
  • monitor progress of the Society toward specific goals included in the strategic plan;
  • review the projects and programs of the Society to ensure they are aligned with and supportive of our strategic goals and mission.

View the AAS Strategic Plan 2021-26

Board of Trustees

Paula Szkody

President

Term: Jun 2020 – Jun 2022

Kelsey Johnson

President Elect

Term: Jun 2021 – Jun 2022

Geoffrey Clayton

Senior Vice-President

Term: Jun 2019 – Jun 2022

Stephen Unwin

Second Vice-President

Term: Jun 2020 – Jun 2023

Adam Burgasser

Third Vice-President

Term: Jun 2021 – Jun 2024

Doris Daou

Treasurer

Term: Jun 2020 – Jun 2023

Alice Monet

Secretary

Term: Jun 2019 – Jun 2022

Kevin Marvel

Executive Officer

Term: Jun 2006 – Present

Hannah Jang-Condell

At-Large Trustee

Term: Jun 2019 – Jun 2022

Edmund Bertschinger

At-Large Trustee

Term: Jun 2020 – Jun 2023

Jane Rigby

At-Large Trustee

Term: Jun 2021 – Jun 2024

Louis-Gregory Strolger

At-Large Trustee

Term: Jun 2021 – Jun 2024

Division Chairs

Ruth Murray-Clay

Division on Dynamical Astronomy

Amy Mainzer

Division for Planetary Sciences

Fiona Harrison

High Energy Astrophysics Division

Kevin Krisciunas

Historical Astronomy Division

Murthy Gudipati

Laboratory Astrophysics Division

Dale Gary

Solar Physics Division

Committee Chairs

Alice Monet

Appointments Committee

Tonia Venters

Code of Ethics Committee

Joel Bregman

Committee on Astronomy and Public Policy

Lee Anne Willson

Demographics Committee

Doris Daou

Finance Committee

Kevin Marvel

Membership Committee

Rolf Danner

Committee for Sexual-Orientation & Gender Minorities in Astronomy

Travis Rector

Sustainability Committee

Julia Kamenetzky

Committee on Employment

Geoffrey Clayton

Committee on Meetings

Jeffrey Hall

Committee on Light Pollution, Radio Interference, and Space Debris

Nicole Cabrera Salazar

Committee on the Status of Minorities in Astronomy

Nicolle Zellner

Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy

Kimberly Coble

Education Committee

Lisa Prato

Publications Committee

Chris Sneden

Publications Committee

Alicia Aarnio

Site Visit Oversight Committee

Alicia Aarnio

Working Group on Accessibility and Disability

Karen Knierman

Working Group on Accessibility and Disability

Ashish Mahabal

Working Group on Astroinformatics and Astrostatistics

Jennifer Bartlett

Working Group on the Preservation of Astronomical Heritage

Eric Bellm

Working Group on Time Domain Astronomy