SSA Board of Directors, Committees

Officers of the Board

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

Board of Directors

Annemarie Baltay (2023)
Susan Bilek (2023)
Margaret Boettcher (2021)
Xyoli Pérez-Campos (2021)
Heather DeShon (2022)
Doug Dreger (2021)
Hiroshi Kawase (2023)
Kuo-Fong Ma (2022)
Meghan S. Miller (2022)
Kate Scharer (2023)

Committees of the Board

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

Management Committee
Peggy Hellweg
Xyoli Pérez-Campos
Mitch Withers

Audit Committee
Kate Scharer (Chair)
Susan Bilek
Xyoli Pérez-Campos
Mitch Withers (ex officio)

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

Communications Committee
Susan Hough
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
Heather DeShon
Peggy Hellweg
Keith Knudsen
Jim Mori
Stuart Nishenko
Linda Rowan
Woody Savage
Christa von Hillebrandt-Andrade
Bill Walter
Deborah Weiser
Mike West
Ray Willemann
Susan Hough, President-Elect (ex officio)
Peter Shearer, President (ex officio)

Honors Committee
Meghan Miller (Chair, 2020-2022)
Anne Meltzer (The Harry Fielding Reid Medal subcommittee chair, 2019-2021)
Keith Koper (Charles F. Richter Early Career Award subcommittee chair, 2020-2022)
Ruth Harris (The Frank Press Public Service Award subcommittee chair, 2020-2022)
John Townend

  • The Harry Fielding Reid Medal Subcommittee
    Anne Meltzer (chair)
    Barabara Romanowicz
    Miaki Ishii
    Art Frankel
    Jeanne Hardeback
    Michael West
  • Charles F. Richter Early Career Award Subcommittee
    Keith Koper (chair)
    Amanda Thomas
    David Shelley
    Colleen Dalton
    Huajian Yao
    Beatrice Magnani
  • The Frank Press Public Service Award Subcommittee
    Ruth Harris (chair)
    Meredith Nettles
    Charlotte Rowe
    Ivan Wong
    Michael Wysession
  • SSA Awards Encouragement Committee
    Chuck Ammon (Chair, 2020-2022)
    Rick Aster
    Laurie Baise
    Sue Beck
    Roland Burgmann
    Elizabeth Cochran
  • Bolt Medal, SSA liaisons:
    Gail Atkinson
    Ruth Harris

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

Meetings Committee
Zhigang Peng (Chair)
Annemarie Baltay
Susan Bilek
Leah Salditch
Kate Scharer
Max Schneider
Peter Shearer
John Townend
Jim Mori

Membership Committee
Susan Hough (Chair)
Sergio Barrientos
Jeff Bayless
Ruth Harris
James Kaklamanos
Andy Michael
Kenny Ryan
John Townend

Publications Committee
Doug Dreger (Chair)
Xyoli Pérez-Campos
Martin Chapman
Heather DeShon
Kawase Hiroshi
Susan Hough
Jessica Murray
Peter Shearer
John Townend
Bill Walter
Allison Bent (ex officio)
Thomas Pratt (ex officio)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force (August 2020)
Aaron Velasco (Chair)
Kasey Aderhold (IRIS liaison)
Richard Alfaro-Diaz
Wesley Brown
Mike Brudzinski
Terra Fabia
Margaret Fraiser (AGU liaison)
Monique Holt
Jim Mori
Gabriela Noriega (SCEC liaison)
Kate Scharer
Dennise Templeton
Sherilyn William-Stroud