Announcements and Press Releases

Annapolis, MD; September 24, 2019—Christopher J. Stelzig, CAE, has been selected to be the next executive director of the Entomological Society of America. Stelzig, currently ESA director of strategic initiatives, will begin the new role December 1. The ESA Governing Board last week elected to promote Stelzig, adding to his accomplished tenure with ESA that began in 2000. He will replace outgoing executive director C. David Gammel, FASAE, CAE, who announced this month that he will resign from his position November 30. ...

Annapolis, MD; September 9, 2019—Michelle S. Smith, leader of the North America Region Integrated Field Science team in Corteva Agriscience Research and Development, has been elected by members of the Entomological Society of America as the organization's next Vice President-Elect. ESA members have also elected four other members to begin or continue positions on the ESA Governing Board: Dr. Faith Oi, Mustapha Debboun, Jennifer A. Henke, and Dr. Karla Addesso. ...

Annapolis, MD; September 9, 2019—In recognition of their long-term dedication and significant contributions to the Entomological Society of America (ESA), three entomologists have been selected as Honorary Members of the Society in 2019: Dr. Frank Gilstrap, Dr. Scott H. Hutchins, BCE, and Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy. ...

Annapolis, MD; September 5, 2019—C. David Gammel, FASAE, CAE, executive director of the Entomological Society of America, has notified the ESA Governing Board that he will leave his position with the organization after November 30, 2019. Gammel, who has served in the role since 2011, will join the consulting firm McKinley Advisors beginning in December. The ESA Governing Board will meet September 12 to enact the first steps in ESA’s executive leadership transition plan. ...

Annapolis, MD; August 30, 2019—This week’s announcement of the 2019 class of Fellows of the Entomological Society of America has been met with disappointment for its lack of gender diversity. To members of the Society and the scientific community who have expressed their concerns and criticisms, please know that my colleagues and I on the ESA Governing Board are deeply grateful for your perspectives, which will have a direct impact on ESA’s Awards and Honors program in the future. ...

Annapolis, MD; August 26, 2019—The Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) has elected 10 new Fellows of the Society for 2019. Election as a Fellow of ESA acknowledges outstanding contributions to entomology in research, teaching, extension and outreach, administration, or the military. ...

Annapolis, MD; August 26, 2019—The Entomological Society of America congratulates the winners of its 2019 awards. The awards recognize scientists, educators, and students who have distinguished themselves through their contributions to entomology. ...

Annapolis, MD; July 31, 2019—The Entomological Society of America Governing Board has voted to create a new member committee dedicated to ensuring that the organization's Awards & Honors Program keeps pace with the changing demographics of the entomology profession. ...

Annapolis, MD; July 30, 2019—Daniel Whitmore, Ph.D., Diptera curator at the State Museum of Natural History in Stuttgart, Germany, has been selected as the new editor-in-chief of Thomas Say Publications, a line of peer-reviewed books published by the Entomological Society of America. ...

Annapolis, MD; June 4, 2019—As the most-cited journal in entomology continues to grow, so too will its leadership ranks. The Entomological Society of America (ESA) welcomes Mike Brewer, Ph.D., field crops entomologist and associate professor at Texas A&M University, and Nan-Yao Su, Ph.D., distinguished professor of entomology at the University of Florida, as new co-editors-in-chief of the Journal of Economic Entomology. Brewer and Su are joining current editor-in-chief Frank Zalom, Ph.D., distinguished professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis, to form a three-person team to lead the journal. ...

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