“Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.” ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
So I’m sure you’ve all been waiting for this presidential election to end. No not that one. I’m referring to the Audio Engineering Society (AES)’s recent elections for their Board of Directors and Board of Governors.
And I’m very pleased and honored, that I (that’s Josh Reiss, the main author of this blog) have been elected as President.
Its actually three positions; in 2021 I’ll be President-Elect, 2022 President, and 2023 I’ll be Past-President. Another way to look at it is that the AES always has three presidents, one planning for the future, one getting things done and one imparting their experience and knowledge.
For those who don’t know, the AES is the largest professional society in audio engineering and related fields. It has over 12,000 members, and is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. It was founded in 1948 and has grown to become an international organisation that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientist and students worldwide by promoting advances in audio and disseminating new knowledge and research.
My thanks to everyone who voted, to the AES in general, and to everyone who has said congratulations. And a big congratulations to all the other elected officers.