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DiRita Elected President-Elect of the American Society for Microbiology


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Dear ASM Members,

It is our pleasure to announce the newly-elected members of the ASM Board of Directors and Council on Microbial Sciences with terms beginning on July 1, 2019. Congratulations to our winners, and thanks to all of the great candidates who stood for election. This was an outstanding race, and the margins were close!

The election results are listed below; we also invite you to visit the ASM governance pages at where you can find information on the functions and roles of the governance committees and the full composition of the current Board of Directors and Council on Microbial Sciences.

2019 ASM Election Results

President-Elect: Victor DiRita
Secretary: Tim Donohue (3-year term)
Treasurer: Marylynn Yates (3-year term)

Board of Directors:
At-Large: Greetchen Diaz (3-year term)
At-Large: Nina Salama (3-year term)

Council on Microbial Sciences:
At-Large: Sean Crosson (3-year term)
At-Large: Natividad Ruiz (3-year term)
At-Large: Kristine Wylie (3-year term)

If you have any questions about the election or the results, please feel free to reach out to Cheryl Lehr, ASM Volunteer and Governance Engagement Program Coordinator.


Timothy Donohue

Peggy Cotter
Past President and Chair,
Nominating Committee

Michele Swanson

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