Presidential Committees and Task Forces

Presidential committees and task forces may be appointed as needed by the ESA President to serve during his or her term. For example, such committees may study a particular topic or develop a recommended course of action. Some presidential committees are carried forward by successive presidents, while others are active for one to a few years.

Current presidential committee and task force rosters are available for active ESA members to view:

Committee on Awards & Honors Canvassing

The Committee on Awards and Honors Canvassing consists of six At-Large members and three members representing the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the Early Career Professional Committee, and the Student Affairs Committee. The purpose of this committee is to be a champion for all honors and awards of the Society. The committee will encourage the nomination and recognition of diverse candidates to reflect the full scope and breadth of the membership within the discipline.

Committee on Leadership Development

The Committee on Leadership Development consists of three At-Large members and three members representing the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the Early Career Professional Committee, and the Student Affairs Committee. The purpose of this committee is to encourage and develop current and future leaders for Societywide service through programming, outreach, and mentoring. The committee will support the development of diverse candidates for office who have the skills, knowledge, and networks for service at a variety of Societal levels.

Innovation Task Force

The purpose of this task force is to surface ideas and innovations which both support the Society's strategic principles and continue the momentum of positive change in ESA. This includes managing the Antlion Pit Competition at Entomology 2020 and reviewing suggestions from the June 2019 Innovation Day event and moving forward ideas that can be societal pilot programs, ideas, or initiatives.

Presidential Committee on Entomology Games

The Committee on Entomology Games consists of one representative from each Section and Branch plus the Gamemasters from each Branch and the National Games. The purpose of this committee is to plan and run the Entomology Games at the ESA Annual Meeting, with consistent rules, procedures, and fair and interesting questions.

Presidential Committee on YouTube Your Entomology

The Presidential Committee on YouTube Your Entomology is charged with evaluating the submitted videos to the "YouTube Your Entomology Contest" in an impartial manner, determining rules and procedures each year, and selecting the award nominees.

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