Officers & Executive Committee


ABFM is governed by a Board comprised of the following membership:

PositionNameInstitution/AgencyTerm Length
ChairRobert KravchukIndiana University2015
(Immediate Past Chair 2016)
Chair-ElectCarolyn BourdeauxGeorgia State University2015
(Chair 2016)
Vice-ChairDan SmithNew York University2015
(Chair-Elect 2016)
(Chair 2017)
Immediate Past ChairCharles MenifieldUniversity of Missouri-Columbia2015
Secretary/ArchivistMeagan JordanOld Dominion University2014-2017
TreasurerDeborah A. CarrollUniversity of Georgia2013-2016
Newsletter EditorKenneth HunterCity of Rocky Mount, North Carolina2015
Executive CommitteeBenjamin ClarkCleveland State University2013-2015
Executive CommitteeJohn GilmourWilliam & Mary2013-2015
Executive CommitteeKenneth HunterCity of Rocky Mount, North Carolina2013-2015
Executive CommitteeChristine MartellColorado-Boulder2014-2016
Executive CommitteeDavid MatkinUniversity of Albany-SUNY2014-2016
Executive CommitteeZhirong "Jerry" ZhaoUniversity of Minnesota2014-2016
Executive CommitteeHai (David) GuoFlorida International University2015-2017
Executive CommitteeOlga SmirnovaEast Carolina University2015-2017
Executive CommitteeBryan SullivanDirector of Management Efficiency, State of Delaware’s Office of Management and Budget2015-2017

Current Officers

Robert Kravchuk
Indiana University

Carolyn Bourdeaux
Georgia State University

Dan Smith
New York University

Treausrer Deborah Carroll University of Georgia

Deborah Carroll
University of Georgia

Meagan Jordan
Old Dominion University

Immediate Past Chair
Charles Menified
University of Missouri

Executive Committee At-Large Members

Ben Clark2013-2015 TermCleveland State

Ben Clark
2013-2015 Term
Cleveland State University

John Gilmour2013-2015 TermWilliam & Mary

John Gilmour
2013-2015 Term
College of William & Mary

Kenneth Hunter
2013-2015 Term
City of Rocky Mount, N.C.

Christine Martell Colorado-Boulder

Christine Martell
2014-2016 Term

2014-2016 Term David Matkin Albany-SUNY

David Matkin
2014-2016 Term

2014-2016 Term Zhirong "Jerry" Zhao University of Minnesota

Zhirong “Jerry” Zhao
2014-2016 Term
University of Minnesota

Hai (David) Guo
2015-2017 Term
Florida International University

Olga Smirnova
2015-2017 Term
East Carolina University

Bryan Sullivan
2015-2017 Term
State of Delaware

Selection of Officers & Executive Committee

Elected Members

Members elect a nine-member Executive Committee and the following Officers: Chair, Chair-Elect, Vice-Chair and Immediate Past-Chair.  Executive Committee members serve three-calendar-year terms, staggered so that three members are elected annually.

Chair of ABFM is a four-year progressive term, starting with election as Vice-Chair. The incumbent promotes to Chair-Elect for the second year, then Chair for the third year. The incumbent also serves one year in an advisory capacity as Immediate Past-Chair.

Appointed Members

The following positions are appointed by and serve at the discretion of the Chair:

  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Archivist
  • Newsletter Editor
  • Membership Chair
  • Student Paper Award Coordinator
  • Conference Committee Chair

Elected members can serve in these capacities.