SERMACS The Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Inc.


This web page serves as a resource for the American Chemical Society Southeastern Regional Meeting Board (SERMACS, Inc.). Formerly known as the Steering Committee, the Board selects the location of the Southeastern Regional Meetings, administers regional ACS awards, and provides guidance to meeting planners. Here you will find links to documents, meetings, and other SERMACS information. Please contact Herman Holt (SERMACS Secretary) with your comments, corrections, or questions.


Jordan Poler

Jordan Poler

SERMACS Inc. Chair 2019

Next Meeting


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SERMACS, Inc. would like to thank Augusta, GA (Savannah River) for hosting SERMACS 2018. Thank you Christopher Bannochie and your team of organizers for a great meeting. We now look forward to SERMACS 2019 in Savannah, GA October 20-23. Check out for more information. Congratulations to Christopher again, as he becomes SERMACS Inc. Chair Elect for 2019 (Chair 2020). Thank you Marc Ter Horst (North Carolina) for serving as Chair for 2018.

About Our Chair

Jordan Poler

Christopher Bannochie is the Chair Elect and incoming Chair

Christopher Bannochie


  • Past ChairMarc Ter Horst, North Carolina Section, (presided over 2018 meeting)
  • Chair Jordan Poler, Jordan Poler, (presides over 2019 meeting)
  • Chair-ElectChris Bannochie, Savannah River Local Section (becomes chair after 2019 meeting)
  • TreasurerTad Whiteside, Savannah River Section (3-year term 2017-2020)
  • SecretaryHerman Holt, Western Carolinas Section (3-year term 2017-2020)
  • Awards Committee ChairLinette Watkins, Virginia Section

General Chairs

  • Most Recent Completed (2018 Augusta, GA) - Chris Bannochie, Savannah River Local Section
  • Next Future (2019 Savannah, GA) - Will Lynch, Coastal Georgia Local Section
  • Next Future (2020 New Orleans, LA) - Sean Hickey, New Orleans Local Section

    The SERMACS Executive Committee, which is empowered by the Bylaws to act on behalf of the Board (Steering Committee) between its annual meetings, comprises the five officers and the three general chairs (of the just completed, current, and nearest future meetings). The Board Chair also chairs the Executive Committee.