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Governance

The Geochemical Society is governed by a body of 11 officers and six directors. All current members are eligible to vote in the board election, which is held each November.

President leads the Board of Directors. Also serves on the Goldschmidt Forum, the Joint Publications Committee and the Geochemical Fellows Selection Committee.

Vice President appoints volunteers for committee positions. Also serves on the Goldschmidt Forum.

Past President provides corporate memory to the organization.

Treasurer administers the society's finances including tax reporting and creating an annual budget for Board approval.

Secretary manages Board communications and reports the Board minutes.

International Secretary works to increase membership and participation from under-represented countries.

OGD Chairman leads the Executive Committee of the Organic Geochemistry Division.

OGD Secretary manages Organic Geochemistry Division communications and reports committee minutes.

Goldschmidt Officers (2) lead the Local Organizing Committees of the most recent and next Goldschmidt Conferences planned by the GS.

GCA Executive Editor provides editorial leadership of Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. Also serves on the Joint Publications Committee.

Directors (6) provide regional guidance and perspective to the Board.

 

The Society Bylaws explain the organizational structure of the GS and the rights of its members.

The Geochemical Society is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the United States. Contributions to the society are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Learn more about the society in the 2016 Report to Our Members.

Learn more about our finances (link to 2016 U.S. tax filing for nonprofit organizations-Form 990).