BGC Leadership Transitions

  • February 22, 2022
  • Awards,Home Page Feature
  • Portrait of Dr. Kate Calvin

    Portrait of Dr. Kate Calvin, Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, NASA Headquarters Mary W. Jackson building in Washington. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

    On January 10th, Kate Calvin took an exciting opportunity to work on an Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement (IPA) assignment at NASA and consequently left the E3SM project and step down from her role as a Group Lead (GL) of the E3SM Biogeochemical Cycles (BGC) group.

    Kate assumed dual roles of Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Advisor at NASA Head Quarters. As chief scientist, she advises agency leadership on the agency’s science programs and science-related strategic planning and investments. As senior climate advisor, she provides insights and recommendations for the agency’s climate-related science, technology, and infrastructure programs.

    She has been a key member of the team from the early stages of the Accelerated Climate Model for Energy (ACME) phase of E3SM. Kate resurrected the GCAM-E3SM coupling element from numerous early setbacks and was an exemplary leader of our BGC group. Her opinion was highly valued by the Executive Committee members and the Leadership Team. She will be sorely missed. Our loss is NASA’s gain, and we all wish Kate well.

    Dr. Ben Bond-Lamberty, PNNL

    Dr. Ben Bond-Lamberty, PNNL

    The E3SM Executive Committee has asked Ben Bond-Lamberty to assume leadership of the BGC group in addition to his current role as Land/Energy NGD subproject leader. This selection is based on the E3SM project priority to continue the GCAM-E3SM coupling. We are confident that Ben will guide the BGC group to continued success. Ben has graciously agreed to assume the additional responsibilities. The Executive Committee appreciates the ongoing leadership and continuity by Susannah Burrows and Jennifer Holm, the BGC Deputy GLs, to make this transition as smooth as possible.

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