Board of Directors

Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly
Colorado State University
Email: eugene.kelly@colostate.edu
Phone: 970.491.5371

Dr. Kelly conducts research and lectures nationally and internationally on various aspects of soils as related to global change issues. His scientific specialization is pedology and geochemistry with primary interests in the biological weathering of soil and studies of soil degradation and global biogeochemical cycles. His current research is centered on global soil degradation and the fundamental role of grassland in global biogeochemical cycles. Dr. Kelly holds a Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley, and B.S. and M.S. degrees from Colorado State University. He is a Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America and is the recipient of the 2016 Soil Science of America Research Award. He serves as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Agriculture with the National Cooperative Soil Survey and the National Science Foundation. A marathoner and triathelete, he currently lives in Bolder, Colorado.


Richard Leonard

Richard Leonard
Battelle Ecology, Inc.
Email: rleonard@battelleecology.org
Phone: 720.746.4849

Mr. Leonard started with Battelle in 1990 after serving in the US Army. In the last 26 years with Battelle he has held a wide range of positions ranging from Research Scientist supporting US Air Force acquisition programs, to DC based Program Manager on Battelle’s support to the post-9/11 Pentagon reconstruction, to Vice President for Battelle’s 1200 staff National Security Engineering and Software businesses. In 2012 he was selected to be Battelle’s Industry Fellow at the Eisenhower School finishing the school as a Distinguished Graduate in 2013. Following his graduation, he returned to Battelle and assumed a newly created position running the corporate Business Strategy group. As Battelle’s Vice President for Business Strategy he worked directly with Battelle’s corporate leadership to develop and manage the strategic plans governing the future direction of the company. In late 2014 Mr. Leonard was appointed President and CEO, Bluefin Robotics, a subsidiary of Battelle Memorial Institute and an MIT spinout specializing in undersea autonomous systems and batteries. He led a corporate turnaround and eventual sale of Bluefin to General Dynamics in 2016. In March of 2016 Mr. Leonard took over the newly created Battelle Ecology Business line and in April of 2016 also assumed the role of CEO for Battelle Ecology, Inc. (formerly NEON, Inc.) This business is currently focused on completing the Construction of the $450M National Ecological Observatory Network and transitioning the Observatory into Operations. Although headquartered in Boulder, CO his team includes over 600 staff spread across 21 states and Puerto Rico.


Jodi Muckelbauer

Jodi Muckelbauer
Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute
Email: jodi.muckelbauer@bms.com
Phone: 609.252.4391

Prior to joining Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Dr. Muckelbauer was a Principal Research Scientist at DuPont Pharmaceuticals. Her research has focused on cloning, E. coli expression and purification of soluble decay-accelerating factor; cryoelectron microscopy of coxsackievirus B3/DAF complex; and structural determination and refinement of coxsackievirus B3 to 3.5 Å resolution. Dr. Muckelbauer holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Purdue University, and a B.S. Degree in Biochemistry and Biophysics from Oregon State University. She has served as Treasurer and Chair of the Industrial Macromolecular Crystallography Association, as well as a member of that Board from 2002-2015.


Paul Runci

Paul Runci
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Email: paul.runci@pnnl.gov
Phone: 301.314.6746

Prior to his current position, Dr. Runci served as Senior Policy Advisor for PNNL’s Fundamental and Computational Sciences Directorate, working with laboratory leadership on the development and implementation of political strategy, focusing on Congress and the federal government. Dr. Runci served for two years on the Washington, D.C., staff of U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, whom he advised on energy and climate policy and helped to develop bipartisan climate change legislation (the Cantwell-Collins CLEAR ACT introduced in the 110th Congress). He was also a member of the research staff of the Joint Global Climate Change Research Institute, a collaboration between PNNL and the University of Maryland, where his research focused on comparative international energy and climate policy and trends in energy R&D investment in industrialized countries. He holds a Ph.D. in government and politics from the University of Maryland, an M.A.L.D. from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a B.A. from Boston College. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the Universitåt Konstanz in Germany.


Steve Wasserman

Steve Wasserman
Treasurer
Eli Lilly
Email: wasserman_stephen@lilly.com
Phone: 630.252.3527

Stephen R. Wasserman is a Senior Research Fellow at Lilly Research Laboratories, the research arm of Eli Lilly and Company, and also the Director of the Lilly Research Laboratories Collaborative Access Team at the Advanced Photon Source of Argonne National Laboratory. Throughout much of his career, Wasserman has focused on the industrial applications of macromolecular crystallography, using synchrotron sources all over the world. He has created numerous software applications to enable automated remote operations for data collection and reduction. Wasserman holds a bachelor of science degree in Chemistry from Yale University (1979) and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from Harvard University (1981 and 1988 respectively). Prior to joining Lilly, Wasserman was a Senior Director of SGX Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a company acquired by Lilly in 2008. Earlier he was a Senior Director for deCode Genetics, Inc. and Managing Director of their Advanced X--ray Analytical Services subsidiary. Dr. Wasserman has been a staff scientist for the original Polaroid Corporation and Lord Corporation. From 1992 to 2001 he was a researcher in the Chemistry Division and at the Advanced Photon Source of Argonne National Laboratory. Wasserman has testified before Congress on the importance of user facilities and the research conducted there for national priorities.