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Genetics and Germplasm Working Group (GG)

GG is part of the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS)

Officer Duties

The genetics and germplasm working group of ASHS elects officers each year. Officers serve three year terms. The chair is responsible for the business meeting; the chair-elect helps develop symposia, colloquia, and workshops for meetings; the secretary is responsible for the minutes and attendance list.

Officers:

  • Chair: Gayle Volk
  • Chair-elect: Richard Olsen
  • Secretary: Brian Irish

Previous officers:

The Genetics and Germplasm working group was formed in 1977, when ASHS changed from sections to working groups. Before 1977, none of the sections specialized in genetics and germplasm.

Year

Chair

Chair-elect

Secretary

Chair / Vice-chair / Secretary system

2010-11

Brian Irish

-

-

2010-11

Richard Olsen

Brian Irish

-

2009-10

Gayle Volk

Richard Olsen

Brian Irish

2008-09

Nahla Bassil

Gayle Volk

Richard Olsen

2007-08

Beiquan Mou

Nahla Bassil

Gayle Volk

2006-07

Maria Jenderek

Beiquan Mou

Nahla Bassil

2005-06

Rebecca Grube

Maria Jenderek

Beiquan Mou

2004-05

Rebecca Grube

Maria Jenderek

Beiquan Mou

2003-04

Janice Strachan

Rebecca Grube

Maria Jenderek

2002-03

Peter Cousins

Janice Strachan

Rebecca Grube

2001-02

John Stommel

Peter Cousins

Janice Strachan

2000-01

Jim Nienhuis

John Stommel

Peter Cousins

1999-00

Linda Wessel-Beaver

Jim Nienhuis

John Stommel

1998-99

Kathy Reitsma

Linda Wessel-Beaver

Jim Nienhuis

1997-98

Kathy Reitsma

Kathy Reitsma

Linda Wessel-Beaver

1996-97

Rich Hannan

Kathy Reitsma

Kathy Reitsma

Chair / Chair-elect system

1995-96

Jim McCreight

Rich Hannan

-

1994-95

Richard Fery

Jim McCreight

-

1993-94

Kim Hummer

Richard Fery

-

1992-93

Philipp Simon

Kim Hummer

-

1991-92

James McCreight

Philipp Simon

-

1990-91

Michael Havey

James McCreight

-

1989-90

Tommy Thompson

Michael Havey

-

1988-89

Leigh Towill

Tommy Thompson

-

1987-88

Allan Stoner

Leigh Towill

-

1986-87

David Ramming

Allan Stoner

-

1985-86

Todd Wehner

David Ramming

-

1984-85

James McCreight

Todd Wehner

-

1983-84

Edward Ryder

James McCreight

-

1982-83

Richard Lower

Edward Ryder

-

1981-82

E. Van Wann

Richard Lower

-

1980-81

Eric Roos

E. Van Wann

-

1979-80

Louis Bass

Eric Roos

-

1978-79

Richard Zobel

Louis Bass

-

1977-78

Richard Zobel

Richard Zobel

-

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