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2019 Candidates for Election

In September 2019, ESA members will elect leaders for offices on the Governing Board and Board of Professional Certification who will take office in 2020. The Nominations Committee has put forward this slate of individuals who have accepted their candidacy. They will appear on the ballot that will be distributed to all members later in the year.


  • Robert Jackson, Stanford University
  • Dennis Ojima, Colorado State University

Vice President for Finance

  • Deborah Goldberg, University of Michigan
  • Jeannine Cavendar-Bares, University of Minnesota

Vice President for Public Affairs

  • Karen Lips, University of Maryland
  • Laura Petes, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Member At-large

Two seats are up for election

  • Zoe Cardon, Marine Biological Laboratory
  • Sasha Reed, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Daniel Stover, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Naupaka Zimmerman, University of San Francisco

Board of Professional Certification

Two seats are up for election

  • Kevin Erwin
  • Zakiya Leggett
  • Tim Nuttle
  • Marcia Wolfe

Congratulations to the candidates, and thanks to all who entered the nominations process!