SMS

SMS Board of Directors

The organization is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of 14 members. The membership annually elects three Directors-at-Large for three year terms. Every other year, the membership also elects a new President-Elect for a two year term. After the conclusion of the term as President-Elect, this individual becomes President for the following two years, and then Past-President for another two year term. The Board appoints a Treasurer and an Executive Director for terms of three years.

SMS Officers

President

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Russell Coff
University of Wisconsin-Madison

President-Elect

Past-President

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Marjorie Lyles
Indiana University

Treasurer

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Tomi Laamanen
University of St. Gallen

Executive Director

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Nikolaus Pelka
Strategic Management Society

Election Results: Directors-at-Large, 2018-2020

We are pleased to welcome Will Mitchell to the SMS Board of Directors for his first term, and to welcome back J Myles Shaver and Yan Anthea Zhang for their second terms. We appreciate their contribution to the organization and look forward to their guidance as we begin 2018!

Board Committees

The Board of Directors typically comes together for two meetings per year to deliberate and make decisions on policies and other larger issues. Aside from these meetings, the Board works through committees that each cover important areas of SMS’ activities. Some of these committees help operate the organization across programs and activities (e.g. Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Nominating Committee), most committees though align with a particular program area (e.g. Publications, Conferences, Awards & Honors, Research Funding, Membership) and are active in the policy development and supervision of that particular activity within SMS.

The SMS bylaws make some prescriptions for officers to be part of certain committees, e.g. Treasurer to chair the Finance Committee. Other than those, Directors are appointed to committees by Board vote following a recommendation from the President. Most Directors are members of two committees. Some committees have additional members, who are not Directors, for example the Publications Committee has an editor from each journal as member. In general, Board committees review issues and come up with proposals in preparation of action by the Board.


Awards and Honors Committee
Chaired by: Marjorie Lyles
Julian Birkinshaw
Jeff Reuer

Conference Committee
Chaired by: Costas Markides
Julian Birkinshaw
Javier Gimeno
J Myles Shaver

Ethics Committee
Chaired by: Pam Barr
Marvin Lieberman
Yan Anthea Zhang

Finance Committee
Chaired by: Tomi Laamanen
Pam Barr
Javier Gimeno
Marvin LIeberman
Nikolaus Pelka

Membership Committee
Chaired by: Ruth Aguilera
Russ Coff
Sharon Matusik
Jeff Reuer

Nominating Committee
Chaired by: Marjorie Lyles
Costas Markides
Sharon Matusik
Nikolaus Pelka

Publications Committee
Chaired by: J Myles Shaver
Russ Coff
Marvin Lieberman
Yan Anthea Zhang

Research Committee
Chaired by: Tomi Laamanen
Ruth Aguilera
Pam Barr

Directors-at-Large, 2015-2017

Pamela Barr
Georgia State University

J Myles Shaver
University of Minnesota

Yan Anthea Zhang
Rice University

Directors-at-Large, 2016-2018

Ruth Aguilera
Northeastern University

Costas Markides
London Business School

Jeffrey Reuer
University of Colorado, Boulder

Directors-at-Large, 2017-2019

Julian Birkinshaw
London Business School

Marvin Lieberman
University of California, LA

Sharon Matusik
University of Colorado, Boulder