The Governance Committee, chaired by the president and consisting of the officers, the chairs of the other standing Board committees, and the executive director, is responsible for the effective functioning of MRS’s Board and for the maintenance and development of the Board/executive director working relationship.
The Nominating Committee prepares a slate of candidates for the positions of Vice President, Secretary, when necessary, and Directors of the Materials Research Society, for submission to the Board of Directors for approval. Additionally, this committee proposes candidates for any vacant positions on the Board, and assists the Vice President in identifying candidates for Meeting Chair and Volume Organizer appointments.
Oversight and Audit
The Oversight and Audit Committee shall be responsible for overseeing and reporting on Society strategic initiatives and programs, for ensuring the effectiveness of operating committees of the Society, for ensuring that volunteer involvement in the Society’s programs is highly productive, beneficial, and satisfying to the volunteers, and for maintaining a relevant and up-to-date Board Policy Manual. It will also represent and assist the Board of Directors (Board) in its general oversight of MRS’s independent audit, the review of annual IRS 990 tax returns, the accounting and financial reporting processes, the internal control processes, any internal audit reviews, as well as to provide recommendations to the Board as necessary.