4/10/24 2024 SIMB Election Results

by Haley Cox

The 2024 SIMB Election for positions on the Board of Directors concluded on March 31, and the votes have been ratified by the Elections Committee. Thank you to each and every member who participated in this year’s election—as a candidate or as a voter. Your engagement is vital to ensuring SIMB leadership continually reflects the needs and priorities of the community. Thank you also to Nigel Mouncey, Betty Elder, and Ben Shen who will be rotating off of the Board in August 2024 for their time and service to the Society.

Please welcome and congratulate the newest incoming members of the SIMB Board of Directors:
President-Elect: Rob Donofrio, Neogen
Secretary: Mark Blenner, University of Delaware
Director: Aindrila Mukhopadhyay, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Rob, Mark, and Aindrila will start their terms at this year’s SIMB Annual Meeting to be held in Boston, Massachusetts from August 4-7, 2024. In the meantime, learn about the Society’s incoming leaders below.

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SIMB Election Info

The SIMB Election for positions on the Board of Directors will commence March 1, 2024. The election will close at noon EDT on March 31, 2024, and members must join/renew by noon EDT, March 29, 2024, to be eligible to vote. Current members for 2024 will receive login instructions for accessing the voting module

Results will be published on the SIMB website and in SIMB News.

Student members are not eligible to vote.

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SIMB News is a quarterly membership publication that provides relevant society updates and short articles of relevance to SIMB constituents. The issues are printed and sent to membership, as well as published online for archival and general viewing purposes. The term of the current SIMB News Editor-in-Chief, Melanie Mormile, is concluding in August of 2024. We thank Melanie for her service to the Society. SIMB is now seeking a new Editor-in-Chief for SIMB News through an open call to the SIMB membership. All are welcome to apply.

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Fairfax, VA (October 12, 2023) – It was an honor to chair the Annual meeting of the Society of Industrial Microbiology (SIMB), held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from July 31st to August 2nd, 2023. The conference reached an astounding 538 attendees, and attracted close to 180 new members. Attendees spanned national labs, industry, and academia, and represented eighteen different countries.

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