ASME Board of Governors (BOG)

ASME's affairs, large and small, are managed by a Board of Governors (BOG) chosen from its membership. This board has full control of the activities of the Society, subject to the limitations of the Constitution and By-Laws and Society Policies. The voting members of the Board of Governors consist of the President, the most recent available past President, nine members-at-large and the President elect (if not currently a member-at-large).

“Aim for the highest”


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Charla K. Wise


Immediate Past President
K. Keith Roe

Interim Executive Director
Phil Hamilton

Said Jahanmir

Bryan A. Erler
Term 2015 – 2018

Stuart W. Cameron
Term 2017 - 2020

Caecilia Gotama
Term 2015-2018

Bobby Grimes
Term 2017 - 2020

Mahantesh Hiremath
Term 2016-2019

Karen J. Ohland
Term 2016-2019

Mary Lynn Realff
Term 2017 - 2020

Sriram Somasundaram
Term 2015-2018

William J. Wepfer
Term 2016-2019

Society Officers

James W. Coaker

Assistant Secretary
John Delli Venneri

Assistant Treasurer
William Garofalo


Elizabeth Sumpter
Administrator, Board Operations

Additional Information

Board of Governors' Committee Pages