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2021 State of the Society
Join ESA President Michelle S. Smith and Executive Director Chris Stelzig on April 22nd at 4:00 p.m. ET for the State of the Society address. In past years much of this information was delivered to members during the Branch meeting plenary sessions. The webinar will provide updates on the ESA's financial status; meeting, membership, and programmatic growth; new initiatives; and other important updates. There will also be time for questions from members.

Apr 22, 2021 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Michelle Smith, BCE
President @Entomological Society of America
Michelle Smith is leader of the North America Region Integrated Field Science team in Corteva Agriscience Research and Development. Prior to this role, Michelle worked on integration of research and development (R&D) organizations during merger and earlier led a Dow AgroSciences team responsible for early-stage development of traits in corn. She has held other leadership and technical roles, including leading a U.S.-based field science group developing products for the urban pest, turf and ornamentals, and range and pasture markets and leading a global biology team for the Sentricon system. Michelle has over 20 years of business and R&D experience in pest management, technology transfer, and communications. Michelle received her B.A. from Hollins University and her Master's in entomology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Learn more: https://www.entsoc.org/michelle-smith
Chris Stelzig, CAE
Executive Director @Entomological Society of America
Chris has enjoyed working with ESA in a wide array of management areas since March 2000, including science policy, certification, membership, data management, and strategy. Today he leads the headquarters office as the executive director. He is ESA's primary liaison between staff and governance as well as serving as a primary point of contact for the society on many allied groups. Chris' education and background is in marketing, and he came to ESA from serving eight years in the newspaper industry. He has stayed with ESA for so many years because he is a firm believer in the mission of the Society and the opportunities for insect science to make the world a better place through the strategic principles of social responsibility, global impact, and increasing influence. He is a frequent volunteer for a variety of philanthropic organizations and has served on the board of local Annapolis charities. He was born in Fargo, grew up in Morgantown, and now lives within walking distance.