Associate Professor Emeritus Steve McMullin has been named president of the American Fisheries Society. With more than 8,000 members, the society is the world’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to strengthening the fisheries profession, advancing fisheries science, and conserving fisheries resources.

“I am honored to have been selected by my colleagues to lead such a prestigious organization,” McMullin said. “My plan of work focuses on effectively communicating the science of fisheries conservation to policymakers and stakeholders, increasing diversity in the society and the fisheries profession, and developing a plan to direct society activities through 2024.”

An active member of the American Fisheries Society since the 1970s, McMullin has served as president of the Virginia Tech and Virginia chapters and of the Southern Division, and as a member of several committees. He has organized the annual “Leading at All Levels” continuing education workshop since 2013, reflecting his longstanding interest in leadership development training.