Our volunteer Board of Directors is responsible for governing and setting The Planetary Society's policies and future directions. They are all leaders, chosen for their passion about and knowledge of space exploration.
The Society presently has 12 board members (more or fewer are permitted by charter) elected yearly by their peers. The Board normally meets twice per year. It has a Chairman, President, and Vice President and an Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee consists of the four officers, Jim Bell, Heidi Hammel, Lon Levin, and Wally Hooser as well as Board Chair, Dan Geraci, and CEO, Bill Nye.
Nominations are sought and considered periodically from a variety of sources, including from members of the Board and Advisory Council, Society Members, staff, and experts in the space community.