Carla Zecher named part-time Acting Interim Director

Thanks to an exceptionally generous arrangement with the Renaissance Society of America, the AMS has hired its Executive Director, Dr. Carla Zecher, to serve as part-time Acting Executive Director of the AMS from September 4 to November 4 (through this year's annual meeting in Boston). A longtime member of the AMS, Carla brings 25 years' experience leading academic consortia and membership organizations. For AMS business, she can be reached at

Robert F. Judd (1956-2019): In memoriam

The AMS Board has honored Bob’s legacy and his remarkable commitment to the lives of our members and to the mission of the Society by naming the position of executive director the “Robert F. Judd Executive Director.” In recognition of Bob’s tireless efforts to provide financial stability for the Society, the Board has established a fund in his memory to endow the position of executive director that now bears his name. Bob touched all of our lives: we hope that you will give generously to the fund. Please click here to make a contribution. The revenue from this fund will help the AMS pay for its operations.

To see tributes to Bob, and to contribute your own reminiscences, please click here.

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