What People Are Saying
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"In all of my interactions with him and in watching him interact with others, it was clear that Dr. May is an energetic, effective, committed, and charismatic scientific leader...Not surprisingly, given these characteristics, Dr. May did an excellent job as NIST Director. I think he would be great in the top leadership role in the ACS."
John P. Holdren Ph.D.
Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy
Co-Director of Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
Former Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
John P. Holdren
"Dr. May is an energetic, effective, committed, and charismatic scientific leader. He is broadly and deeply informed on science and technology matters, articulate in explaining the importance and roles of science and technology in society, and strategic in his thinking."
Rita R. Colwell
"Willie is clearly a seasoned and experienced executive leader and he has been, and continues to be, focused on results and susccessful outcomes. He is firm and decisive, but also friendly and personable...Willie will bring great credit and success to the ACS..."
Penny S. Pritzker
"I learned by working with him that Dr. May is a seasoned and experienced executive leader who is results-oriented with a winning track record. He has the skills, knowledge, energy, and experience that would enable him to lead the ACS to even higher levels of excellence..."
Nina I. McClelland
"...Willie May, is globally known and respected. I have every confidence that – together with Tom Connelly and his professional leadership team – he will, if elected, be an effective leader of the team that will take chemistry and science to new levels of decision making for our future..."
Isiah M. Warner
"It is (also) clear that you(Dr. May) have spent your long, distinguished career making significant contributions to science as a researcher, leader, and role model for future scientists. Therefore, I am excited that you are bringing this array of talents toward betterment of our society."
S. Joe Bhatia
"...he has had significant exposure to the international standardization community – both government agencies and private-sector organizations. He is skilled at building and fortifying these important relationships...I am pleased to give Willie my highest recommendation..."
"He brings excellent credentials for high-level oversight and direction for the American Chemical Society. He is honest, reliable, and willing to work diligently as president-elect. I believe Dr. Willie May is the person best qualified to be president-elect of the American Chemical Society."
Freeman A. Hrabrowski
"This is a time in our country when we need leaders whose values and behavior reflect all that we want to see in our children. It is no hyperbole to say that Dr. May is someone we should all thrive to emulate. He would be exemplary as the President of the ACS."
Dr. Terry Brewer
"Dr. May's agenda of Inspire, Diversify and Grow absolutely hits the target for students, small business and industry. He also has the ability to execute this agenda; to take action and achieve a positive benefit...Dr. May's leadership would be very welcome as an asset for the ACS."
Dr. Robert Kaarls
"Dr. May is a very creative, out-of-the-box thinker, always prepared to listen and, if convinced, to agree on the best solution. He is a very active person with almost unlimited energy...Dr. May has all the attributes needed for the position of an excellent President of the ACS..."
Michael P. Doyle
"I enthusiastically support Willie E. May for the position of President-Elect of the American Chemical Society. He is an able and visible spokesperson for the chemical sciences and will provide added value to our profession."
"Willie is a tremendous asset to our country's science community. His deep knowledge of the diverse fields of chemical science and engineering combined with his extensive leadership at the highest levels of the U.S. federal science enterprise make him uniquely qualified..."