Thomas R. Gilbert was recently elected to the American Chemical Society Board of Directors. He will serve as the director for District I, which includes New England, New York, and parts of Pennsylvania. Gilbert, whose research focus at Northeastern is chemical and science education, has been a member of the ACS since 1968, and has served in various capacities including chair of the Northeastern Local Section (which includes eastern Massachusetts and all of New Hampshire). He has represented the Section on the ACS Council since 1989 and was named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society in 2011. In his campaign for the ACS Board, Gilbert promised to support programs that expand awareness of the benefits of membership and increase the frequency with which members connect to the society. He suggested that the ACS should do more to advocate for corporate and public funding of basic research and to support members in creating their own jobs through ACS’s Entrepreneurial Initiative and through grassroots efforts by local sections that support the launch of and sustain small chemical businesses. The ACS is the largest scientific society in the world, with over 160,000 members and we are delighted by this announcement. Congratulations Tom!