Alexander “Sandy” MacDonald has focused on two basic themes as AMS President. The first, Earth System Science in Service to Society, is reflected in his annual meeting that highlights the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and lessons learned to better serve society in the event of a similar natural disaster. Dr. MacDonald continues to strengthen AMS’ international ties, as this serves society on a greater scale. Second, Dr. MacDonald emphasizes the value of the AMS to its members when faced with finding a job or if they are in the midst of a career change. New college graduates, mid and seasoned professionals looking for a change all benefit from the wide-ranging contacts in diverse sectors of government, academia, and private industry that constitute AMS membership. Dr. MacDonald invites all to come learn more about these topics, share their thoughts and concerns, or just to say hello during the traditional “Meet the President” sessions. These are scheduled on Tuesday through Thursday, at different times each day to maximize opportunities for a one-on-one with Dr. MacDonald. See the schedule below: Tuesday 3:00–3:30 P.M. Wednesday 10:00–10:30 A.M. Thursday 3:00–3:30 P.M.