Picture of a small girl wearing a sign that says "We can be heroes just for one day," a quote from David BowieStanding Committees

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall consist of the four Officers of the Board and be Chaired by the Board Chair. The Committee shall be responsible for acting on behalf of the Board to deal with urgent matters between Board meetings, reporting the details to the rest of the Board, and for negotiating terms and compensation with the Executive Director.

  • Franzisca Weder, Chair
  • Gabi Mocatta, Vice-Chair
  • Stephen Depoe, Treasurer
  • Mira Rochyadi-Reetz, Secretary
  • Mark Meisner (ex officio)

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee shall be responsible for assisting the Board in developing criteria for selecting nominees and for recruiting, screening, and presenting candidates both for election, and for appointment in the case of at-large members. The Committee shall assist in conducting elections.

  • Gabi Mocatta, Chair
  • Franzisca Weder
  • Stephen Depoe
  • Tema Milstien

Outreach Committee

The Outreach Committee shall undertake various forms of communication and outreach to the public. This includes promoting the association generally, recruiting new members, and international networking.

  • Sibo Chen, Chair
  • Tadesse Amera Sahilu
  • Leonor Solis
  • Mark Meisner (ex officio)

Conference Committee

The Conference Committee shall assist the Executive Director in soliciting and selecting hosts for the Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE). It shall work with the host and Executive Director to plan and organize the conference.

  • Anke Wonneberger, Chair
  • Pete Bsumek, Local Host
  • Emma Bloomfield, Programme Co-Chair
  • Pieter Maeseele, Programme Co-Chair
  • Cate Bruns
  • Stephen Depoe
  • Yvonne Love
  • Gabi Mocatta
  • Franzisca Weder
  • Barb Willard
  • Mark Meisner (ex officio)

Research Committee

The Research Committee shall assist the publisher in selecting the Editor of the Association’s journal and in developing the aims and scope of the journal. The committee shall explore and support other research and publication opportunities consistent with the mission of the Association.

  • VACANT, Chair
  • Mark Meisner (ex officio)

Development Committee

The Development Committee shall be responsible for generating income for the Association through fundraising and other appropriate means, for both general operations and specific projects and programs.

  • Steve Depoe, Chair
  • Etsuko Kinefuchi
  • Soenke Lorenzen
  • Marti Messick
  • Gabi Mocatta
  • Emily Plec
  • Erica Pulley
  • Dara Wald
  • Franzisca Weder
  • Mark Meisner (ex officio)

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee shall establish and implement awards programs for environmental communication accomplishments, by members or non-members, that may include research, teaching, practice and other activities that are relevant to the mission of the Association.

  • Robbie Cox, Chair
  • Carrie Freeman
  • Hanna Morris

  • Jennifer Inaba

  • Elja Roy

  • Mark Meisner (ex officio)

Ad-Hoc Committees

Climate Negotiations Working Group

  • Gregg Walker, Chair
  • Mark Meisner (ex officio)

Diversity Committee

  • Anke Wonneberger, Co-Chair
  • Jen Rae, Co-Chair
  • Nik Norma Nik Hasan
  • Hanna Morris
  • Mira Rochyadi-Reetz
  • Leonor Solis
  • Jeremy John Escobar Torio
  • Mark Meisner (ex officio)


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