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The UCAR Board of Trustees invites inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest for the position of UCAR President.

Please see the UCAR President Search website.

The UCAR Board of Trustees are elected by the Members at the UCAR Annual Members Meeting each October. The Trustees determine the overall direction of the corporation. They discharge their fiduciary responsibilities at their regularly scheduled meetings, and through a set of committees that recommend actions regarding UCAR scientific appointment, financial management, and audit matters.

Upcoming UCAR Board of Trustees Meeting:  February 9-10, 2016 (Agenda)

Board of Trustees Calendar

 Officers of the Corporation updated 08/14/2015

Chair Eric Betterton
Vice Chair Everette Joseph
Secretary Gene Takle
Treasurer Kelly Fox
Assistant Secretaries Aneka Finley - Governance Liaison
Meg McClellan - Chief Legal Officer
Assistant Treasurer Melissa Miller - UCAR Vice President, Finance and Administration



Michael Thompson, UCAR Interim President
Jim Hurrell - Director, NCAR
Melissa Miller - UCAR Vice President, Finance and Administration
Meg McClellan - Chief Legal Officer

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees shall have and may exercise all the powers vested in the Board of Trustees during intervals between meetings of the Board unless the full Board of Trustees determines otherwise.

Chair Eric Betterton
Members Roberta Balstad
  Rafael Bras
  Tony Busalacchi
  Kelly Fox
  Everette Joseph
  Jerry Melillo

Gene Takle


Scott Sternberg

Audit & Finance Committee

The Audit and Finance Committee is responsible for overseeing corporate financial management functions. The committee is also responsible for making recommendations to the Board regarding changes in financial management policies. The committee nominates a public accounting firm to carry out the annual audit of UCAR's financial positions and oversees UCAR's internal auditor.

Chair Kelly Fox
Members Tony Busalacchi
  Romy Olaisen
  Eric Barron
  Rafael Bras
  Charlette Geffen

Ken Washington

Board of Trustees Nominating Committee

The Board's Nominating Committee is appointed from among the current Trustees. Committee members are charged with appointing Trustees to standing Board committees and nominating officers of the corporation. The committee also appoints members of special committees of the Board as needed.

Chair Eric Barron
Members Romy Olaisen
  Don DeHayes

Ken Bowman

NCAR Budget & Programs Committee

The NCAR Budget and Programs Committee provides guidance and oversight to NCAR and UCAR management for the development of the NCAR strategic plan and annual program plans.
Chair Tony Busalacchi
Members Chris Bretherton
  Eric Betterton
  Ken Bowman
  Donald DeHayes
  Kelly Fox
  Petra Klein

Personnel Committee

The Personnel Committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending personnel policies. The committee monitors the development of effective affirmative action and safety programs. It is also responsible for reviewing each year the procedures followed during UCAR's annual salary review.

Chair Rafael Bras
Members  Gudrun Magnusdottir
  Jerry Melillo
  Romy Olaisen
  Scott Sternberg

Gene Takle


PACUR Gudrun Magnusdottir
Members Nominating Everette Joseph

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Aneka Finley
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+1 303.497.1655

Melissa Klos
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