Entomological Society Announces Incoming Officers

Lanham, Md. (October 14, 2005)—The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is proud to announce its officers for 2005-2006. The new leadership will assume their responsibilities at the conclusion of the ESA Annual Meeting, December 15-18, 2005, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Incoming ESA President Frank E. Gilstrap is the resident director of the Texas A&M University (TAMU) Research and Extension Center in Dallas. He has been with the TAMU System for more than 30 years. Gilstrap received his B.S. in biology from California State University-Fresno (1967), and his M.S. (1971) and Ph.D. (1974) in entomology from the University of California-Riverside. Within the Society, Gilstrap has held several leadership positions including serving on the Governing Board from 2000-2003. He also was president of the Entomological Foundation.

Other 2005-2006 officers are:

o       Vice President Scott H. Hutchins of Dow AgroSciences,

o       Vice President-Elect Michael E. Gray of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign,

o       Past President Michael A. Ivie of Montana State University, and

o       Secretary Treasurer Marlin E. Rice of Iowa State University.

Governing Board representatives include:

o       George C. Hamilton (Eastern Branch) of Rutgers University,

o       Randall A. Higgins (North Central Branch) of Kansas State University,

o       Stephen L. Clement (Pacific Branch) of USDA-ARS Plant Introduction Station,

o       Michael L. Williams (Southeastern Branch) of Auburn University,

o       Marvin K. Harris (Southwestern Branch) of Texas A&M University,

o       John M. Heraty (Section A) of the University of California-Riverside,

o       Coby Schal (Section B) of North Carolina State University,

o       Gail E. Kampmeier (Section C) of the Illinois Natural History Survey,

o       Carl J. Jones (Section D) of the University of Tennessee, and

o       Shripat T. Kamble (Section F) of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The Section E Representative on the Governing Board, which will be vacant due to Gray’s election to Vice President-Elect, will be determined during the 2005 Annual Meeting in November.

Founded in 1889, ESA is a non-profit organization committed to serving the scientific and professional needs of more than 5,700 entomologists and individuals in related disciplines. ESA's membership includes representatives from educational institutions, government, health agencies, and private industry.