About Us

Current Leadership

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Therese-ConvertImage.jpgPresident - Therese Moretto-Jørgensen

AGU member since 1995. Program Manager, NASA Ames Research Center. Moffett Field, California, USA.

Volunteer experience: Highlights from community service performed during my 13 years as program director in the Geospace section of National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) includes creating new programs for CubeSats and space weather research; promoting Space Physics and Aeronomy (SPA) science in cross-disciplinary and interagency programs; conducting program reviews with the National Research Council (NRC); contributing to the National Space Weather Program; increasing diversity of reviewers and principal investigators. Outside NSF I served on review panels for the European Union and NASA and on mission definition teams for two European Space Agency (ESA) missions.

Geoff Reeves, President-ElectPast President - Geoff Reeves

AGU member since 1986. Research Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA.

Volunteer experience: Past volunteer positions have provided valuable experience for the position of SPA President. I served as Associate Editor for JGR, chair of the SPA Fellows Selection Committee, and organizer for Chapman Conferences and meeting sessions. Outside AGU I served on three Mission Definition Teams, the Science Architecture Team that led to the LWS mission line, and several NASA Roadmap and NRC Decadal Survey teams. I also represented DoE on the National Space Weather Program council.

Kathy Reeves, President-ElectPresident Elect - Kathy Reeves

AGU member since 1999.  Senior Astrophysicist at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian
Volunteer experience: I am currently the chair of the COSMO (Coronal Solar Magnetism Observatory) Scientific Steering Committee and a member of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) Solar Observatory Council. I have served the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Solar Physics Division (SPD) Hale and Harvel Prize Committees and the AGU Space Physics and Aeronomy (SPA) Fred L. Scarf Dissertation Award Committee. In the past, I have been a member of the AAS SPD Committee and also served on the Nominating Committee for the SPD.

Secretary: Aeronomy - Scott England


Secretary: Solar-Heliospheric Physics - Hazel Bain


Amy Keesee Secretary: Magnetospheric Physics - Amy Keesee

Associate ProfessorUniversity of New HampshireDurham, New Hampshire, USA

Volunteer experience includes: Space Physics and Aeronomy (SPA) Nomination Task Force (NTF) since its inception in 2017, chair during 2018-2019. Prior to the NTF, worked to increase nominations of women through the Earth Science Women's Network. Member of the SPA Education and Public Outreach Committee since 2014, committee secretary since 2016. American Physical Society (APSDivision of Plasma Physics Program Committee for three meetings, Astro/Space Subcommittee chair for 2020 meeting. Association for Women in Science: chair of Chapters Committee 2016-2017, president of WV Chapter, 2007-2014.

Chris R. Gilly, Student Representative, WebmasterWebmaster - CR Gilly

AGU member since 2014. Graduate Research Assistant, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. 

Volunteer experience includes: Graduate Events Coordinator at the SHINE conference 2016-2019, and as Student Representative for 2020 - 2022; Secretary of the Georgia Tech Society of Physics Students in 2014; Public Talk Facilitator and Speaker at the Fiske Planetarium; SBO Observatory Committee Chair in 2016. Check out gilly.space for more!

Page last updated on 03/20/2023