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Articles and By-laws – Chair, Jim Walker
Shall ensure that the Articles and By-laws of the Society are consistent with the purpose and needs of the Society.

Chapter Affairs – Chair, Wenping Li
Shall represent the local chapters at the National Board of Directors meetings and organize, coordinate and implement with the local chapter’s programs to support their activities and growth.  The Committee will annually prepare a listing of National Board of Directors members and assign them each to a local chapter closest to their region to reinforce the support of National AFS at a local level.

Education – Chair, Wu Chen
Shall plan and implement educational programs of benefit to all persons concerned with filtration and separation.  The Committee shall also develop and conduct programs with academic institutions in the Americas to encourage the development and furtherance of the technologies of filtration and separation, and, shall encourage and assist students and faculty engaged in these technologies.  The Committee will make online learning through the AFS website available.

Finance Committee – Chair, Jim Walker
Shall recommend financial policies, annually audit the financial transactions, shall arrange for and have conducted an external audit, and shall assist the Treasurer in long-range planning.

Marketing and Communications – Chair, Felicia Littlejohn
The Marketing and Communications Committee is responsible for content made public by the AFS.  In addition, this committee creatively promotes the Society, its conferences and initiatives, promotes AFS to the general public and industry professionals, creates videos, posts to social media, and conducts interviews and surveys to collect feedback from current and potential members.

Membership – Chair, John Hancock
Shall conduct programs directed toward recruiting new individual members and effectuating membership renewal.  The Committee shall also recruit and support active participation by leading companies in the field of filtration and separations.  This committee shall act as the interface between the Corporate Sponsors and the Society.

Publications – Chair – Bharath Raghavan
Shall maintain and update the master calendar, shall publish a newsletter containing, among other subjects, Chapter and industry information, and shall seek a new journal partnership

Test Standards – Chair, Vincent Edery
Shall be responsible for maintaining a current database of relevant Standard Test Methods, provide access to the database for AFS members, update the Society on new Test Methods that are being developed and make recommendations on incorporating the new Test Methods into the Society database.

Users Committee – Chair, Andrew Goodby; Vice-Chair, Tinoush Dinn
Shall encourage the participation of filtration and separations end users in Society functions and advise the AFS Board of Directors in developing programs to increase the activity and membership of vendors and end-users.  This Committee shall also conduct and annual New Product/Engineering Merit competition and recognition program for Corporate Sponsors of the Society.  This Committee shall also administer the AFS “Uncle” program for the local chapters to present papers, market AFS and recruit new members for the Chapters and Society.