Akron, Ohio – Lakisha Miller-Barclay has been named the ACS Rubber Division's executive director, succeeding Ed Miller who has served at the helm of the division for almost two decades.
Miller, who long has planned for his 15-Jan retirement, is the only person to have held the executive director title.
Miller-Barclay will step into the role at the beginning of the year 2020.
"I am very pleased with the steering committee's selection of Lakisha to succeed me as executive director," Miller said in a statement.
"She is professional, personable and extremely knowledgeable in Rubber Division operations and future-focused."
Miller-Barclay joined Rubber Division as director of finance and administration in 2007.
In that role, she manages the day-to-day finances of the organisation as well as long-term planning and reporting.
Part of the American Chemical Society, Rubber Division is a US association representing the rubber and polymers industry and academia.