Governing Board News and Updates

The ESA Governing Board oversees the business affairs of the Society, subject to decisions on policy and actions by the membership during business meetings or by ballot. The board meets four times per year to discuss strategic initiatives, oversee the work of staff and volunteers, and advance new ideas to benefit the Society.

Meeting Summaries

A summary of activities is published after each meeting to inform members about board activities and decisions. Below, find an archive of short reports summarizing key actions and developments at past ESA Governing Board meetings.

Formal minutes from past Governing Board meetings are available online following Governing Board approval.

Presidential Pop-Ins

During her term as ESA President in 2021-2022, Jessica Ware, Ph.D., will host a monthly open video chat with ESA members. If you have a question, comment, or suggestion for Jessica and ESA Governing Board, please plan to participate. See the full schedule of Presidential Pop-Ins.

President's Corner

In 2019 and 2020, the ESA President shared a monthly message to ESA members.

  • President's Corner: Brighter Future (November 11, 2020)
  • President's Corner: Still the One (October 14, 2020)
  • President's Corner: Abracemos a Nuestro Futuro (September 16, 2020)
  • President's Corner: Sorrows and Joys (September 2, 2020)
  • President's Corner: We Can Do It (August 19, 2020)
  • President's Corner: Patience, Respect, Fairness, and Standing Up (June 9, 2020)
  • President's Corner: COVID-19 Impacts on Entomologists and Annual Meeting Planning May 13, 2020)
  • President's Corner: Adaptation (April 1, 2020)
  • President's Corner: Entomology Care (March 4, 2020)
  • President's Corner: Pieces of the Past, Present, and Future (February 5, 2020)
  • President's Corner: Entomology for All (January 8, 2020)
  • President's Corner: Are You Ready to Advocate Entomology? (November 6, 2019)
  • President’s Corner: Erica McAlister, Entomology Advocate Extraordinaire (October 9, 2019)
  • President's Corner: Disruption and the Future of ESA and Entomology (September 11, 2019)
  • President's Corner: The Evolving ESA Membership and Careers Outside of Academia (August 14, 2019)
  • President's Corner: Innovation Day (July 17, 2019)
  • President's Corner: What is Idea Leadership? (June 19, 2019)
  • President's Corner: Why Rethink and Reshape Entomology? (May 22, 2019)
  • President's Corner: ESA as a Platform (May 8, 2019)
  • President's Corner: Calling All 'Ento-Preneurs' to the Antlion Pit (March 27, 2019)
  • President's Corner: Why Innovate? (February 27, 2019)
  • President's Corner: Empowering All Members (January 30, 2019)
  • President's Corner: Why Advocate Entomology? (January 2, 2019)

Members with questions about the Governing Board can contact ESA Executive Director Chris Stelzig at

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