3 February 2016

Results of the 2016 AAS Election

George Benedict

Voting in the AAS election of officers and councilors for terms beginning in 2016 closed on 31 January. Of the 7,083 members eligible to cast ballots, 1,164 members (16.43%) voted. If you were one of these voters, thank you! If not, we hope you’ll exercise your right to vote in future elections. Our officers and councilors help decide the Society's direction and goals. The best way to ensure that your voice is heard is to participate in Society elections.

Here are this year’s winners; all will take office this summer, except for the newly elected members of the Nominating Committee, whose terms begin immediately:

James D. Lowenthal
Patricia Knezek
Nominating Committee
Stella Kafka
Nominating Committee
Adam Burgasser
Jessica Kirkpatrick
Jenny E. Greene
Xiaohui Fan
George F. (Fritz) Benedict

We are grateful to all of the AAS members who agreed to stand for election, and we congratulate our new officers and councilors. We look forward to benefiting from their wisdom and energy in the years ahead!