AAAS's board of directors has chosen U.S. Congressmen Rush Holt (D-NJ), Ph.D., as the new AAAS CEO and Executive Publisher of the Science family of journals. He will take over from the current CEO, Alan I. Leshner, who is retiring after serving the organization since December 2001. Holt is a research physicist and former teacher who has served eight terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. The transition will occur during the Annual Meeting in mid-February in San Jose, California.
"I could not be more pleased by the Board's choice. Dr. Holt is an exceptional leader (and person) and I believe he is exactly the right person to lead AAAS into its next er," Leshner stated in an email to staff.
Congratulations and welcome to AAAS!