After a year where we did not conduct our yearly RosEXEC election we are now ready to
resume and hold the 2021 elections. RosEXEC members who were due to rotate out in 2021 and
2022 have graciously agreed to add one more year to their term to make up for the lost
year of meetings. We thank domestic members Dario Chavez, Janet Slovin, Ellen Thomson,
Margaret Worthington , and international liaisons Felicidad Fernado, Craig Hardiner and
Max Cheng for their service on this committee.
We are now looking for people to be nominated to serve on the RosEXEC. If you are
nominating someone, please check with them that they are willing to be nominated and
understand what is required if they are elected. For current members and their terms,
please see the membership page at
In the attached sheet, you'll see the current members, their terms and the region
that they coming from as well as the crop group focus. In the past, we have really tried
to make sure that there is even distribution amongst the institution (Industry,
University, Government) region (S, E, W, N) and crop group focus. Based on that, it looks
like we need more representatives from the South and East and for international Liaisons
we need representatives for Europe and New Zealand/Australia.
This is an example of the nomination request to targeted folks (add in personal comments
to entice and sway them to apply!):
I hope that this finds you well! Today, I'm writing to you to nominate you for a
three-year-term U.S. membership in RosEXEC - the U.S. Rosaceae Genomics, Genetics, and
Breeding Executive Committee
or a two year term if an international liaison.
The mission of RosEXEC is to:
* Serve as a communication and coordination focal point for the U.S. Rosaceae
genomics, genetics, and breeding community.
* Define research priorities based on input from the industry and research
* Facilitate scientific interaction and foster dynamic research teams.
* Promote research priorities.
* Coordinate educational efforts from the research community to the industry and the
* Serve as an official steering committee for the Genome Database for Rosaceae
An election will take place from March 22 to March 31 . Any U.S. Rosaceae genomics,
genetics, and breeding researcher or interested party is allowed to cast a vote. The five
domestic candidates and two international liaison candidates with the most votes will join
RosEXEC from April 2021 to January 2024 for the domestic members and April 2021 to Jumuary
2023 for international liaisons.
To help inform voters, two items are provided on every candidate:
(1) a brief statement (100-word max) on proposed contributions to the RosEXEC mission
(2) a short CV (1-2 pages are fine)
If you are willing to become a RosEXEC member, could you please send me the above two
items for you? These documents will be uploaded to the GDR, with links to them on the
Thanks for considering officially supporting the RosEXEC mission.
Lise L Mahoney, Ph D
Research Assistant Professor
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems
University of New Hampshire
Kendall Hall, 220
129 Main Street,
Durham, NH 03824