Asm committees

Society Committees

As the eyes and ears of the ASM Board, society committees and councils are invaluable for improving service to ASM members and customers. Explore all of the opportunities that are available through the ASM committee infrastructure

Objectives and Responsibilities

ASM International committees and councils capture key directional shifts in member needs and translate those needs into action items for potential development. Committee input and recommendations enable the ASM Board of Trustees to establish effective policies, set meaningful budgets and oversee society operations. The following list provides the purpose of each committee, as well as the name of the staff liaison to contact for further details.

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Membership Committee

Staff Liaison: Ryan Milosh


The Membership Committee provides strategic guidance to the marketing of memberships in the Society. It is the volunteer owner of the Membership Roadmap and oversees resultant ASM staff activity.

Members: 16 members

Nominating Committee

Staff Liaison: Leslie Taylor


"The Nominating Committee shall name one candidate for Vice President and one candidate for each position on the Board which shall become vacant at the close of the next annual business meeting of ASM. The Immediate Past Chair of the Committee shall be invited to the meeting. The Nominating Committee, in making its selections to fill the vacancies on the Board of Trustees is charged with attending to proper balance of representation on the Board of Trustees with regard to geographic representation, occupational experience, knowledge of ASM; and technical, professional, and business skills." - Article V, Section 2 of the ASM Constitution

Members: 1 members

Technical Books Committee

Staff Liaison: Karen Marken


The Technical Books Committee shall foster the development of excellence in ASM books by identifying worthwhile technical areas, suggesting subjects and authors, and recommending improvements in the published works.

Members: 21 members

Volunteerism Committee

Staff Liaison: Nicole Hale


The Volunteerism Committee will identify the needs of volunteers and from those needs create programs and proceses that will promote volunteerism in the Affiliate Societies, Chapters, National Councils and Committees and in ASM overall. The committee will evaluate and improve existing processes as well as coordinate the development of new systems and tools to further enhance volunteerism.

Members: 15 members

Women in Materials Engineering Committee

Staff Liaison: Kelly Sukol


The ASM Women in Materials Engineering Committee will focus initially on providing women-specific programming, networking opportunities, mentoring, and career development opportunities.

Members: 26 members