Lee H. Latimer, Ph.D., head of chemistry at NeurOp Inc., has been elected director-at-large of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society. He will begin his three-year term on the board Jan. 1, 2016.
Latimer graduated from Tulane University with a B.S. in 1971. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1976.
“The transformations in the employment landscape for chemists at all stages of their careers are critical issues, both in type of work and location,” says Latimer. “ACS provides many opportunities to develop, grow, lead, and achieve. With careful resource management, experimentation, and vision, the board can look beyond the moment in meeting the goals of the ACS Strategic Plan, which was built with the voices of volunteer leaders and regular members.”
A member of ACS since 1972, Latimer lives with his wife, Bonnie Charpentier, Ph.D., in Oakland, California. Charpentier is a former member and chair of the board of the ACS.
The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 158,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.