SSA Board of Directors, Committees

Officers of the Board

Susan Hough, President
Bill Walter, President-Elect
Peter Shearer, Past President
Peggy Hellweg, Secretary **
Mitch Withers, Treasurer **

Board of Directors

Sergio Barrientos (2020)
Margaret Boettcher (2021)
Xyoli Pérez-Campos (2021)
Heather DeShon (2022)
Doug Dreger (2021)
Christine Goulet (2020)
Susan Hough (2019)
Kuo-Fong Ma (2022)
Meghan S. Miller (2022)
Kate Scharer (2020)
John Townend (2022)
Bill Walter (2021)

Committees of the Board

Executive Committee
Susan Hough, President
Bill Walter, President-Elect
Peggy Hellweg, Secretary

Management Committee
Peggy Hellweg
John Townend
Mitch Withers

Audit Committee
Kate Scharer (Chair)
Sergio Barrientos
Jim Mori
Mitch Withers (ex officio)

Budget Committee
Mitch Withers
Peggy Hellweg (representing the Executive Committee)

Communications Committee
Sue Hough (Chair)
Doug Dreger (ex officio)
Christine Goulet
Peggy Hellweg
Maurice Lamontagne
Julian Lozos
Dan McNamara
Beatrice Magnani
Zhigang Peng, SRL Editor (ex officio)
Jascha Polet
Thomas Pratt (ex officio)
Margarita Segou

Ethics Committee
Peter Shearer, Past President and Chair
Bill Walter, Honors Committee Representative and Vice Chair
John Townend, Membership Committee Representative
Xyoli Pérez-Campos, Publications Committee Representative
Kate Scharer, Meetings Committee Representative
Andy Michael, Former Past President

Government Relations
Lisa Grant Ludwig (Chair)
John Anderson
Rick Aster
Peggy Hellweg
Keith Knudsen
Jim Mori
Stuart Nishenko
Linda Rowan
Woody Savage
Christa von Hillebrandt-Andrade
Bill Walter
Deborah Weiser
Mike West
Ray Willemann
Sue Hough, President-Elect (ex officio)
Peter Shearer, President (ex officio)

Honors Committee
Bill Walter (Chair, 2018 – present)
Anne Meltzer (The Harry Fielding Reid Medal subcommittee chair)
Vedran Lekic (Charles F. Richter Early Career Award subcommittee chair)
Monica Kohler (The Frank Press Public Service Award subcommittee chair)
John Townend
Meghan Miller

  • The Harry Fielding Reid Medal Subcommittee
    Anne Meltzer (chair)
    Barabara Romanowicz
    Miaki Ishii
    Greg Beroza
    Jeanne Hardeback
    Michael West
  • Charles F. Richter Early Career Award Subcommittee
    Vedran Lekic (chair)
    Max Werner
    Kathryn Hanson
    Stephanie Prejean
    Lara Wagner
    Keith Koper
  • The Frank Press Public Service Award Subcommittee
    Monica Kohler (chair)
    Fan-Chi Lin
    Ruth Harris
    John Townend
    Charlotte Rowe
  • SSA Awards Encouragement Committee
    Susan Schwartz (Chair)
    Rick Aster
    Annemarie Baltay
    Roland Burgmann
    Chuck Ammon
    Gail Atkinson

Investment Committee
Peter Shearer (Chair)
Doug Dreger
Rob Graves
Jim Mori
Paul Passmore
Bill Walter
Mitch Withers (ex officio)

Meetings Committee
Zhigang Peng (Chair)
Xyoli Pérez-Campos
Leah Salditch
Kate Scharer
Max Schneider
Peter Shearer
John Townend
Jim Mori

Membership Committee
Christine Goulet (Chair)
Laurie Baise
Sergio Barrientos
Jeff Bayless
Eric Calais
Ruth Harris
James Kaklamanos
Beatrice Magnani
Andy Michael
Kenny Ryan
Nilesh Shome
John Townend

Publications Committee
Doug Dreger (Chair)
Xyoli Pérez-Campos
Martin Chapman
Sue Hough
Andy Michael
Jessica Murray
Peter Shearer
John Townend
Bill Walter
Kim Olsen (ex officio)
Allison Bent (ex officio)
Thomas Pratt (ex officio)