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Professional Divisions Committee (PDC)

The Professional Divisions Committee is responsible for the conduct of ANS's Professional Divisions and Technical Groups. The committee cooperates with the individuals and groups interested in the formation and operation of Professional Divisions and Technical Groups.

Member Responsibilities:

  • Attend committee meetings at each of the national meetings and participate on conference calls as needed.
  • Identify, discuss, and implement ways to improve overall Professional Division operations through workshops on how to conduct Topical Meetings, development of knowledge transfer mechanisms (supporting officer succession), better use of ANS's electronic resources, and sharing of tools for planning and monitoring Professional Division health.
  • Evaluate applications to form, merge, or dissolve Divisions and Technical Groups, assisting them in the preparation of statements, petitions, rule, and procedures.
  • Coordinate Professional Division activities with the ANS student program; professional development for young Society members; and Society efforts regarding standards, public policy and communications.

Helpful Traits for Members:

  • Familiarity with and appreciation for the role, responsibilities and activities of Professional Divisions.
  • Desire to support Professional Divisions in helping to fulfill ANS's mission.

Committee Chair: Tom Remick

Staff Liaison: Valerie Vasilievas

Vice-Chair: Hans Gougar

Professional Division Metrics Information Form

Current Standing Committee Liaisons to Professional Divisions Committee

Bylaws and Rules
National Program
Professional Development Coordination
Public Information
Public Policy
Publication Steering
Darby Kimball
Peter Caracappa
Tom Remick
Brian Collins
Rachel Slaybaugh
Paul Wilson
Alireza Haghighat

Last modified August 17, 2018, 3:30pm CDT

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