Board Nominations

IMS Board of Directors

Jaret Frafjord, Chair, IMS Nominating Committee
Past President, IMS,

IMS Board of Directors:
Call for Nominations

IMS is soliciting nominations for candidates for the IMS Board of Directors. Open positions are for three (3) board positions (three year term) beginning October 1, 2019. Any member of IMS in good standing is encouraged to nominate themselves or another member for one of these positions. Current Board members whose terms are expiring may be eligible for nomination and possible re-election on an equal basis with any other candidate.

Nominations packages are due March 15, 2019. Candidates are asked to provide a three-page (maximum) nomination package to include the candidate's:

  • academic/business biography
  • metallographic industry background
  • IMS and ASM involvement
  • vision for the future of IMS
  • photograph and contact information
  • confirmation of employers support

Nomination packages should be sent to: Mary Anne Jerson at 9639 Kinsman Road, Materials Park, OH 44073-0002 or For more information or questions call 440.338.5446. Or contact Jaret Frafjord, Chair of the IMS Nominating Committee at or 503.653.2904.

Service on the IMS Board of Directors involves planning and driving the future strategy of your society. The Board of Directors meets nearly monthly by conference call, and face-to-face twice a year. Board members also provide liaison support to the several IMS Committees which may involve a few additional conference calls.

Candidates are encouraged to insure that they have the support of their employer for this activity.

Duties and Responsibilities (pdf)

Applications for Student Board Members are due April 1.

IMS Student Board Member Program (pdf)