APS News

APS News: Fall 2014

Composition & Function of Governing Bodies* and CEO**


Board Composition
  • Presidential Line (President, President Elect, Vice President, Past President)
  • Treasurer
  • 9 Directors elected from/by Council (including Speaker)
  • 1 Director, as needed (nonvoting appointed)
  • CEO (nonvoting ex officio)
  • Editor in Chief (nonvoting ex officio)
Board Functions
  • Determine strategy for the Society
  • Oversee financial affairs of the Society
  • Shared oversight of publications
  • Oversee other Operations of the Society
  • Hire and oversee CEO
  • The President speaks on behalf of the Board and represents APS externally**
CEO Functions
  • Accountable for operations and publications of the Society
  • Focus on mission and vision
  • Manage executive staff
  • Strategic planning with Board of Directors
  • Facilitate relationships
  • An important outward face of APS**
Council Composition
  • Presidential Line
  • Speaker
  • Treasurer
  • Representation of Units, as currently
  • 4 General
  • 4 International
  • Advisor(s), as needed (nonvoting)
  • CEO (nonvoting ex officio)
  • Editor in Chief (nonvoting ex officio)
Council Functions
  • Oversee Unit activities
  • Oversee policy statements
  • Shared oversight of publications
  • Final approval of amendments to Constitution & Bylaws
  • Oversee scientific meetings, membership issues, and Prizes and Awards
  • Elect 9 Councilors to the Board including Speaker

* As outlined in the proposed APS Constitution & Bylaws
**September 2014: Revised/added for clarity in light of member comments.

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Editor: David Voss
Staff Science Writer: Michael Lucibella
Art Director and Special Publications Manager: Kerry G. Johnson
Publication Designer and Production: Nancy Bennett-Karasik
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