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    The 2017 CEO Fall Meeting was held in Fort Worth, TX.

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    Jack Fitzmier and David Harrington Watt, representatives of the American Academy of Religion

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    ACLS societies foster high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship in the humanities.

Learned Society Leadership/Governance Seminars


Recognizing the significance of effective leadership in learned societies to the disciples and the academic community at large, in 2004 ACLS began hosting a seminar for ACLS constituent society presidents and chief executive officers. During the day-long workshop, participants examine the dynamics of voluntary leadership associations, member leader and staff leader relationships and responsibilities, and knowledge-based governance; they also have an opportunity to discuss common concerns informally. Bruce Lesley, a BoardSource consultant, has facilitated the seminar for several years.

The 2018 seminar will take place on September 17.

2017 Seminar Participants

American Historical Association
Mary Beth Norton, President-elect
James Grossman, Executive Director

Association for Jewish Studies
Christine Hayes, Vice President for Program
Warren Hoffman, Executive Director

History of Science Society
Bernard V. Lightman, Vice-President
Robert J. Malone, Executive Director

International Center for Medieval Art
Helen C. Evans, President
Ryan Frisinger, Operations Administrator

International Society for Third-Sector Research
Margery Berg Daniels, Executive Director

Law and Society Association
John Francis, Interim Executive Director

Linguistic Society of America
Penelope D. Eckert, Vice President/President-elect
Alyson Reed, Executive Director

Modern Language Association
Anne Ruggles Gere, First Vice President
Paula M. Krebs, Executive Director

National Communication Association
Ronald L. Jackson II, First Vice President
Paaige K. Turner, Executive Director

North American Conference on British Studies
Anna K. Clark, Vice President
Elizabeth Prevost, Associate Executive Director

Oral History Association
J. Todd Moye, Vice-President/President-elect
Kristine Navarro-McElhaney, Executive Director

Renaissance Society of America
Clare Carroll, Vice President
Carla Zecher, Executive Director

Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Paula J. Massood, President-elect
Jill Simpson, Executive Director

Society for Music Theory
Robert Hatten, President-elect
Victoria L. Long, Executive Director

Society of Biblical Literature
Efraín Agosto, incoming Chair of Council
John F. Kutsko, Treasurer and Executive Director