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First Vice-Chair / Chair-Elect



Peter Koenig is a chemist and scientist at heart. He believes the only way to improve on marveling at the beauty of nature and scientific discovery is to do it with others. Peter earned his first degree in chemistry at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, followed by a PhD in Physics from the University of Paderborn, Germany, working at the interface of biophysics and chemistry. After a postdoc at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he joined Procter and Gamble in 2007, where he works in Modeling and Simulation for the Beauty Global Business Unit. Peter previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees and Vice President of his church. He is married and has two teenage daughters.





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Second Vice-Chair



Brant Center is a pharmaceutical scientist at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where he is the primary technical lead for a portfolio of novel pharmaceutical development projects. A recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati, he holds a Masters of Science in Pharmaceutical Drug Development and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Miami University. Brant was the President of the Miami University Chapter of ACS from 2015-2016 and was even featured on Fox 19 News NOW in October of 2015 promoting National Chemistry Week. Brant aspires to learn more about the Cincinnati Chapter of ACS and it's members by filling the role of Second Vice Chair.





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Secretary



Allison Edwards is currently a Scientist at Procter & Gamble. She has a Ph.D. Degree in Physical Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati and a B.S./M.S. Degree in Chemistry from Southeast Missouri State University. After completing her Master’s Degree in 2002, she joined the Procter & Gamble Company in the Pharmaceutical Division and now is within Corporate Functions Analytical Group.





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Treasurer



Chief, Chemical and Biological Monitoring Branch, Supervisory Research Physical Scientist, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. BS in Chemistry, Ohio State University (1990); MS in Health Physics, University of Cincinnati; PhD in Analytical and Radioanalytical Chemistry, Washington State University (1998). Wide background of experience ranging from academia (Washington State University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Cincinnati), National Laboratory (Mound and LANL), and government service (NIOSH). Numerous publications on radiochemical methods and applications. Member: American Chemical Society (since 1995); Cincinnati ACS Treasurer 2017-2019; and Health Physics Society (since 1992). American Nuclear Society: Member since 1998. Executive Committee Member, BMD and IRD; Chair and Secretary, BMD; Secretary, IRD; Chaired several special sessions; Program Chair for the International Conference on Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry (MARC) series (MARC VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI and XII).





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Councilor



Kathy completed her B.S. in Chemistry at Saint Mary’s College, an M.S. in Biochemistry at the University of Denver and an M.B.A. in Finance at Xavier University. She is now retired from a 32 year career, primarily in the pharmaceutical industry. She spent 18 years at what is now Sanofi Aventis Pharmaceuticals where she divided her time between Analytical R&D and Scientific Services which included maintaining/administering the chemical and biological database and the research compound collection. She then spent 9 years at Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, where she was hired to develop a compound repository, which included a multi-million dollar automated storage, retrieval and sample prep system, and the purchase of over 300K research compounds. She has been an active member of the Local ACS since 1980, holding positions of Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Auditor, PR Chair and Councilor. As a Councilor she has been active on the national level as a member of Council and two National ACS committees, Local Section Activities and Meetings & Expositions.





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Alternate Councilor



Roger Parker received his B.S. degree from the University of Iowa in 1965, and his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in 1969. He joined Merrell National Laboratories where he was engaged in synthetic organic chemistry for 27 years. After retiring from Hoechst Marion Roussel (Marion Merrell Dow) in 1996 he taught chemistry at Xavier University, Miami University Middletown, and is presently teaching at Xavier University. He has served the Cincinnati Section as Treasurer, Second Vice-chair, First Vice-chair, Chair (1978) and (2008) and Trustee. He was a Cincinnati Section Councilor (1983 to 2015). Roger is active on the Program Committee (2000 and 2007) and 32nd Central Regional meeting (CMACS-2000). He was Co-General Chair for the Central Regional Meeting (CMACS-2016). At the National level he has served as a representative to Corporation Associates and a member of the Council Committee for Public Relations, Local Section Activities Committee, and the Committee on Meetings and Expeditions, the Committee on Nominations and Elections and the Membership Affairs Committee. He is also Secretary/Treasurer of the Central Regional ACS. Roger represented the Cincinnati Section at all Council meetings during his tenure as a Councilor l983 - 2015.





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Trustee



John is a Research Scientist at the United States Environmental Protection Agency Research Laboratory in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has a B.S. in Chemistry from Wheeling Jesuit University and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Georgia where conducted research with Dr. N. L. Allinger. John received the 2002 Distinguished Alumni Award given by Wheeling Jesuit University. In his over 35 years at USEPA John has conducted environmental research in areas ranging from clean technology to research efforts applied to the 1989 EXXON Valdes oil spill for which he was awarded an EPA Gold Medal. His current research is centered on the development of tools and analytical techniques designed to discern the flow/movement of used electronics in the 50 states of the United States. He holds patents for remote sensing technology discovery and for contaminated soil remediation. John has been involved in the Cincinnati section of the American Chemical Society since 1979 and has held a variety of positions including Chair, Treasurer, Auditor, and Environmental Discussion Group Organizer.





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Auditor



I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees in chemistry at the University of Cincinnati. I started getting involved with ACS through our local section during my first year of graduate school. My involvement with our community and section has allowed me to grow, both personally and professionally. I am a proud representative of ACS Cincinnati, and believe we can keep growing this section as a great example of what a local section can be, and what our section can do for the people it serves.





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