Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer
Chris comes to ECS from IEEE in Piscataway, NJ where he was executive director of the Electron Devices Society for over six years and executive director of the Photonics Society for the last four years. Prior to joining IEEE he was senior director of member services at The College Board. He is a graduate of New York University and holds an MA from Teachers College, Columbia University in Organization and Leadership. With a proven ability to lead volunteer-driven technical societies, and a passion for advancing science and technology, Chris strives to maintain and enhance ECS’s preeminence in the field of electrochemical and solid state engineering.
Why Free the Science? “By endowing our publications operations through the Free the Science initiative, ECS has aligned how we fund publishing with our core mission to serve the public interest. This is precisely how nonprofits should act and one of the things that excites me most about my role with ECS.”
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer
Tim oversees the finance, human resources, information technology, business, and real estate operations of the Society. Tim has held senior leadership positions in the telecommunications, medical billing, and internet services industries and has served in those capacities in large and small companies, including for-profit and nonprofit entities. Tim has an undergraduate degree in accounting and an MBA in business management.
Why Free the Science? “Breaking down cost barriers to enable authors to publish and readers to access the scientific content ECS creates is perfectly aligned with the mission of our organization. Eliminating the cost barriers will greatly improve the dissemination of our content and that is what ECS is all about.”
Director of Meetings
John joined ECS in 2005 as the manager of ECS Transactions, and then as the associate director of conference publications. In 2015, John became the Associate Director of Meetings, and was promoted to the director of meetings and corporate programs in 2017. Prior to ECS, John spent seven years working in the Publication Technologies Department of Random House Inc., and more than five years doing live event production and artist management in the music business. This intersection of events, publications, technology, and personal service has given him a well-rounded skill set that has been of great value to the Society through the years.
Why Free the Science? “By working to break down the barriers between researchers and readers, we are not only fulfilling the mission of the Society, but also taking a bold stance against the commercialization of scientific research.”
Director of Community Engagement
Shannon joined ECS in September 2016 as the Director of Membership Services. He has worked closely in areas of organizational growth, community development, customer service, and challenging the status quo. At ECS, Shannon works to enhance community engagement, increase the value of ECS membership, grow educational and professional development opportunities, and support our constituent experience. He believes community engagement through networking, continuing education, and leadership development are the keys to advancing an individual’s professional career and advancing the science.
Why Free the Science? “With the Internet of Things at our fingertips, Free the Science is the answer to solving worldwide sustainability issues. Our meetings and publications contain the infinite potential to change the world; sharing the science is our responsibility, our duty.”
Director of Publications
Adrian joined ECS after several years as a Society Operations Manager for the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Prior to joining IEEE, Adrian held leadership roles with nonprofit organizations which carried philanthropic missions related to violence against women, patient drug assistance, and youth education. She has appeared before members of the United States (US) Congress and New Jersey (NJ) State Legislature as a social justice advocate; represented her organization serving on boards, committees, and advisory councils; and worked in collaboration with the US Department of Justice, US Department of Health and Human Services, NJ Division on Women, NJ Juvenile Justice Commission, and a host of non-governmental organizations. She carries an MPA in Public Administration — Non Profit Management from Kean University, a BA in Political Science from Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and a BS in Business Administration / Management from Thomas Edison State College.
Why Free the Science? “Widening the path to allow the open flow of scientific research through the community is a key factor in advancing technology—a key mission of ECS.”