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American Chemical Society, member 1986 to present

  • National Committee on Nominations and Elections (elected), 2014-2016, 2017-2019.
    • Secretary, 2017.
  • Division of Business Management and Development
    • Chair 2017.
    • Webmaster, 2016 - present.
  • Career Management and Development Presenter, 2002-present.
    • Certified Master Facilitator, 2012-present.
  • National Tour Speaker, 2006-present.
  • Chair, ACS Entrepreneurial Advisory Board, Entrepreneurial Resources Center (ERC), 2014.
  • St Louis Local Section,
    • Councilor, 2007 - present.
    • Career Resource Coordinator, 2003 - present
      • Received ChemLuminary "Best Local Section Career Program Award" for 2003, 2004, 2011, 2014.
    • Chemistry Merit Badge Clinic Coordinator, 2003-present.
      • Annual events at multiple locations, with nearly 750 youth participating to date (Boy Scout and Girl Scout events, multiple locations)
    • Steering Committee, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2011, 2015, 2016.
    • Chair, 2002
      • Winner, Outstanding Performance by Local Section Large Size Category
      • Winner, Outstanding Kids & Chemistry Program
      • Finalist, Best Activity or Program in a Local Section Stimulating Membership Involvement Award
      • Finalist, Most Innovative Use of Technology


Elsa Reichmanis (ACS President), Lisa Balbes accepting Outstanding Local Section Award, Yorke Rhodes (Chair, LS Activities committee).

(Photo Courtesy of Thatch Photography)
    • Treasurer, St Louis Section, 2005, 2006.
    • WebMaven St Louis Section , 1996 - 2004. Received Salute to Excellence Award for Outstanding Service.
    • Director, St Louis Section, 2000.
  • National Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs (CEPA), member 2007 - 2013; Chair 2011-2013 (statutory limit)
    • Chair, Professional Program Development Subcommittee, 2008-2010.
    • Subcommittee on Standards and Ethics, member, 2008-2010.
    • Entrepreneurial Advisory Board Chair, 2014.
  • Exposition co-Chair, Midwest/Great Lakes Regional Meeting, 2011.
  • Professional Relations Division
    • Newsletter Editor, 2007 - 2015.
    • Executive Committee, member at large, 2008-2014.
  • Chair, Career Committee, CINF Division, 2006-2008.
  • WebMaven, COMP Division, 2000-2008.
  • News Media Coordinator, 2000-2001.
  • Co-chaired 2-day Session "Bridging the Gap: Theoretical Chemistry to Drug Design" for National ACS Meeting in New Orleans, August 1999.
  • Founder and Chair, Computational Chemistry Discussion Group St Louis Section, 1996-1999.
  • Career Consultant, April 1993 - present.
    Attended training sessions in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
  • While in the Columbus, Ohio Section:
    • Local Section Public Relations Chair 1993, 1994.
    • Nominating Committee Chair 1994.
    • National Chemistry Week Committee 1992-1995.

American Medical Writer's Association

  • Webmaster, 2013-present
  • St Louis Freelancers Luncheon Coordinator, 2003-present
  • Member, 2010 to present

Society for Technical Communication

  • Manager, Consultants and Independent Contractor's Special Interest Group, St Louis, 2003-Present.
  • Publications Competition co-chair, 2004.
  • Chair, Corporate Sponsor Committee, St Louis, 2001-2003.
  • Member 1994 to 2012.

Royal Society of Chemistry

  • Fellow, 2013 - present.

Boy Scouts of America

  • Silver Beaver Award Recipient, 2014.
  • National STEM/Nova Committee, 2014 - present
    • Supernova Subcommittee chair, 2015 - present
  • National Advancement Advisory Panel, 2012 - 2016,
  • Greater St Louis Area Council (GSLAC)
    • Author team for"The Spirit Within", history of the Greater St Louis Area Council from 1976-2012
    • Wood Badge Staff, C3-312-16-2, Fall 2016, New Troop Guide
    • Greater St Louis Area Council (GSLAC) STEM Committee, 2012 - Present.
      • Boy Scout STEM/Nova Chair, 2012-present.
      • Dean, Boy Scout College, STEM University, 2012-present
      • FrightFest Slime Demos, 2013-present
      • Nova Counselor and Supernova Mentor, 2012-present.
        • Individually work with future scientists to compelete challenging requirements, including an Einstein Supernova recipient
      • Cub Scout Day One Experiments, 2014
      • ScoutCircle webinar on STEM/Nova Program 2013 Jan 13
      • Co-Dean, Technology College, University of Scouting, 2014.
  • New Horizons District
    • Advancement Chair, 2015 - present
    • District Award of Merit recipient, 2011
    • Eagle Boards of Review, Oct 2008 - present.
    • Boy Scout Adult Leader Training Staff, 2012 - present.
    • Cub Scout Adult Leader Training Staff, 2009 - 2014.
    • Merit Badge counselor for Chemistry, Personal Management, Citizenship in the World and Scouting Heritage, 2004-present.
  • National Jamborees
    • 2017 July 19-28, The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, WV
      • Director, STEM Quest
      • Chemistry Merit Badge Fundraising Chair
  • World Jamborees
    • 2007 Communications Coordinator, World Scout Jamboree Troop 311
  • Friends of Scouting Campaign
    • GSLAC Council Family Friends of Scouting Chair, 2014.
    • New Horizons District Family Friends of Scouting Campaign.
      • Chair, 2010 - 2013.
        • Led team of 60+ volunteers in 135+ presentations each year, to collect donations exceeding $650,000 over three years.
      • Vice-Chair, New Horizons District, 2009 - 2010
      • Crew Chief, 2008 - 2010.
      • Trailblazer, 2006 - present.
  • Boy Scout Troop 352
    • Assistant Scoutmaster-Advancement, Nov 2010 - present
    • Advancement Coordinator, Aug 2003 - Nov 2010
  • Treasurer, Cub Scout Pack 352, 2003 - 2004

City of Kirkwood, Missouri

  • Park Board, 2008 - 2014.
    • Finance subcommittee, 2008 - 2014.
    • Naming Committee, Chair, 2009.
  • Kirkwood High School Library.
    • Weekly volunteer, 2005 - 2012 .

Kirkwood Public Library

  • Received "Ancient Order of the Book Worm" Award, 2010.
  • Board Member, Friends of the KPL, 2007-2010.
    • Chapter and Verse Newsletter Editor, 2009-2010.
  • Nominating Committee, 2008.
  • Webmaven, 2004 - 201.0
  • Homebound Patron Program volunteer, 2003-2010.

Missouri House Rabbit Society

  • Weekly evening shelter volunteer, Sept 2005 - present

Washington University

  • Alumni and Parents Admission Program (interviewing prospective students)
    • Member 1998 - 2011. (Leave of Absence 2009).
    • Chair, St Louis South Committee, 2002 - 2008.
  • Turning the Tables (Feeding Future Alumni), 2000-2001.

St Louis Area Web Developers and Designers Organization

  • Charter Board Member
  • Board Member, 1997 through 2003.
    • Board Member Emeritus 2004-present .
  • Chair, 1999 , 2000, and 2001 Awards Committees.

International Webmaster's Association

  • Expert Review Committee, 2000.

American Needlepoint Guild Inc.

  • CyberWorkshop Committee Technical Coordinator, 2003 - 2005.
  • Editor, NeedleNotes, bimonthly newsletter for the Gateway Chapter, 1999-2001.
  • Charter member, National Internet Committee, 1996 - 2000.
  • FAQ maintainer, 1996 - 2000.
  • Publicity and Public Relations Committee, 2000 - 2003.

Gordon Research Conference

Session Chair for the QSAR "Nuts and Bolts" session in 1995 and "New Trends II" Session in 1997.

Habitat for Humanity

  • Stitching personalized samplers for new homes

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