A vision for change – with a focus on members.

I am asking you to give me the opportunity to serve as YOUR District I Director for the American Chemical Society.

My name is Richard Cobb and I am running for ACS District 1 Director. Find out more about why I am running. You can also learn more about what I stand for in my Position Statement and Policy Statements.  Learn more about what my ACS colleagues and collaborators say about me.

Contact me if you have any inquiries, ideas or concerns.

The 2021 election runs from September 27 through October 22. Don’t forget to cast your vote!


“Richard’s devoted dedication to chemists and the chemical enterprise is only matched by his energy level and ability to tirelessly and effectively work with others to affect valued results for the benefit of ACS and its members”

Consultant to the Women Chemists Committee

“Richard is one of the most exceptional leaders within the ACS. He is passionately committed to serving his fellow ACS Members and since I’ve known him has worked tirelessly to make sure that all members have their voices heard within the Society. If elected to the ACS Board of Directors, I am confident he will … Continue reading Member, ACS Business Management Division, ACS

Member, ACS Business Management Division, ACS

“Richard’s steady, supportive leadership was key to the reinvigoration of the Northeast Regional Meeting and its transition to successful incorporation.”

Member, Binghamton Section

“I had the pleasure of first meeting Richard Cobb while serving on the Admissions Committee of the American Chemical Society.  Richard was the Chairperson of the Committee and it was one of the most well managed committees I have ever served upon.  He is truly one of those rare individuals who is both personable and … Continue reading Member, New York Section

Member, New York Section