Magazine article American Scientist

New Executive Director and CEO Named

Magazine article American Scientist

New Executive Director and CEO Named

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Sigma Xi has selected Jamie L. Vernon as its next executive director and chief executive officer. His appointment will begin on July 1, 2017. Vernon, who is a Sigma Xi member, has been on the Society's staff since 2014 as the director of science communications and publications as well as editor-in-chief of American Scientist. Vernon also served as interim co-director of operations of Sigma Xi from 2014-2015, working closely with co-director Jasmine Shah and Sigma Xi's executive committee to manage the headquarters budget and operations following the departure of the previous executive director.

Vernon will fill the position currently held by John C. Nemeth, who has served as interim executive director and CEO since October 2015. Historically, the role also involves serving as publisher for American Scientist.

Vernon earned his bachelor of science degree in zoology at North Carolina State University, a master of science degree in molecular biology/biotechnology at East Carolina University, and a doctor of philosophy degree in cell and molecular biology at the University of Texas at Austin. …

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