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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 chapters 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.

Finance Committee – Chair, Todd Furbee

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 separated by four subcommittees.

  • Communications and Promotions Subcommittee – responsible for content made public by AFS, creatively market the Society, its conferences and initiatives, promote AFS to the general public and industry professionals
  • Market Research and Growth Support Subcommittee – analyzes and investigates needs of members and prospective members. Conducts surveys and interviews to gain insight from members’ perspectives of purchase appeals and how to grow the Society.
  • Learning Center Subcommittee – Work with instructors and Education Committee to prepare educational content for online format.
  • WFC 13 – creates Marketing Plan for 13th World Filtration Congress (WFC 13), identifies potential organizational/media partners to promote the upcoming Congress (April 2020), identifies marketing and advertising opportunities to maximize exposure of the Congress, educational opportunities, exhibit and sponsor sales.

Membership – Chair, Rob Bender

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.

Program – Chair, Tom Ramsey

Shall organize, prepare and plan all technical and logistics phases of AFS Conferences, Special Topic Meetings and short courses. The Committee shall present programs of scientific and applied research activities, shall encourage the participation of filtration and separations equipment and systems manufacturers, users and researchers in such programs, and shall, in conjunction with the Educational Committee, present tutorial programs of scientific and economic interest.

Publications – Chair, Rahul Bharadwaj

Shall maintain and update the master calendar, shall publish a newsletter containing, among other subjects, Chapter and industry information, and shall encourage the publication of both scientific and applied research papers in recognized scientific journals.

Users Committee – Chair, Sebastian Stahl

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.