Nomination Committee/2023 Nominations and Ballot

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

Each year, ESIP conducts elections of its officers, committee chairs and Administrative Committee members. We are at the time of year when we begin accepting nominations for the following positions which are elected ESIP-wide: (multiple nominees for a position are welcome and encouraged).

Incumbents in a position are indicated by (i) following their name. Nominations will be accepted through May 31st, 2023. Send nominations (self-nomination is encouraged) to

Candidates statements about their candidacy will be posted on this site.

Position descriptions are available at the links for each position below. (Click on each Position to view its description and Committee's role)



  • Denise Hills

Vice President

  • Douglas Rao

Governance Committee Chair

  • Amber Budden (i)

Finance Committee Chair

  • Ruth Duerr

Partnership Committee Chair

  • Felimon Gayanilo (i)
  • Leslie Hsu

Data Stewardship Committee Chair

  • Alexis Garretson *

Education Committee Chair

  • Shelley Olds

Information Technology & Interoperability Committee Chair

  • David Blodgett

Semantic Technologies Committee Chair

  • Xiaogang (Marshall) Ma

At Large Board Member (2 positions)

  • Ge Peng
  • Bruce Wilson
  • Kathe Todd-Brown
  • Brandon Whitehead

* This candidate is not currently affiliated with an ESIP Partner organization. The organization's partnership application has been reviewed by the Partnership Committee and is currently in the 30-day Assembly comment period. We anticipate the Board voting on their partnership at the July Board Meeting.