Alumnus Lee Latimer Named to ACS Board of Directors

Lee Latimer, new to ACS Board of Directors
Lee Latimer, new to ACS Board of Directors

University of Wisconsin-Madison Ph.D. alumnus Lee H. Latimer has been elected director-at-large of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society. The head of chemistry at NeurOp Inc. will start his three-year term with the board on Jan. 1.

After graduating from Tulane University with a B.S. in 1971, Latimer received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1976.

Latimer has been a member of ACS since 1972 and his wife, Bonnie Charpentier, Ph.D., is a former member and chair of the board of ACS. Latimer was named an ACS Fellow in 2012.

“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.”

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.