Chair, Publicity & Public Relations
Eric Ressner is Chair of the Publicity & Public Relations Committee (2017–), Webmaster for the Section website (2004-), and an Investment Committee trustee (2019–). He has served as a Director (2003–04, 2006–2017) and the Webmaster for the Midwest Regional Meeting website (2011), and editor of the Chemical Bond (1995–2003, 2009–2014). He won Salutes to Excellence in 2003 and 2017 and the Section’s Distinguished Service Award in 2009.
BS (chemistry) from Clarkson College of Technology (now Clarkson University) in 1969; PhD (medicinal chemistry with Matthias Mertes) from University of Kansas in 1974; post-doc (virology with Joseph Kates) at SUNY–Stony Brook, then Asst Prof of Chemistry at Colgate University, then at Seton Hill College until it became clear that he and college teaching were not good for each other. What followed was a far better match: a 25-year career at Sigma-Aldrich in product information management, initially maintaining Sigma catalog listings, then managing the corporate database for print and electronic publishing and managing external programming resources for maintenance and enhancement of the user interface.
Now retired but contracting on occasional projects and on-line tutoring, Eric enjoys reading; bicycling on the rare days in St Louis when it’s not too hot, not too cold, etc.; and travel to exotic locations for scuba-diving and nature-loving; and photography.