Jennifer Pesanelli

BPS Announces Jennifer Pesanelli as Next Executive Officer

WASHINGTON, DC (December 28, 2018) – After a national search conducted by Sterling Martin Associates, the Biophysical Society (BPS) has selected Jennifer Pesanelli as its next Executive Officer. Current Executive Officer Ro Kampman announced her retirement in June.Jennifer Pesanelli

“After a six month search for a new Executive Officer that included many talented and extremely qualified candidates, the Biophysical Society has named Jennifer Pesanelli as the new Executive Officer,” said Angela Gronenborn, BPS President. “Jennifer’s wide-ranging experience and skills will continue to move the Society forward with collegiality and vision. We are delighted to welcome her to the BPS.”

Pesanelli joins BPS from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), where she has held a number of positions over the last 20 years. Most recently, she served as the Deputy Executive Director for Operations and Director of Publications. Pesanelli is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and holds a degrees in Journalism and Spanish from the University of Kansas, Lawrence. She is the former president of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP).

“I am excited and honored to serve as the next Executive Officer for the Biophysical Society,” said Pesanelli. “The legacy of Ro Kampman is a strong and successful organization. I look forward to working with the members and staff to build on the great work that has already been done, ensuring continued success and a thriving Biophysical Society.”

About the Biophysical Society

The Biophysical Society was founded in the 1950s to lead the development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics through many activities including meetings, publications, community outreach, and career placement. The Society members, of which there are currently over 9,000, work in academia, industry, and government agencies worldwide. Membership is open to scientists who have educational, research, or practical experience in biophysics or an allied scientific field (excerpted from the Biophysical Society’s Constitution and Bylaws.

About Sterling Martin Associates

Sterling Martin Associates  is a national executive search firm founded in 2006 by CEO and Managing Partner, David Martin. SMA specializes in working with associations and nonprofit organizations on senior-level executive searches. With five office locations in Washington, DC, Chicago, New York and California, SMA offers national reach and scope while providing a superior quality of service in a cost-effective manner. Our partners and consultants bring association, nonprofit and for-profit management experience to each of our client engagements. Our team also serves as volunteers for a wide range of nonprofit governing boards.