CAROL A. DUANE ♦ Candidate for President-Elect, American Chemical Society

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Brief Bio


Carol A. Duane is President of D&D Consultants of Mentor, a business development and management consulting company, established in 2002, specializing in strategic planning, marketing, and building collaborations. D&D achieves results and finds innovative solutions. 

Carol earned her B.A. in chemistry from the University of Washington, an M.S. in physical organic chemistry from The Ohio State University and completed PhD. coursework in biochemistry at the University of Illinois. Her honors included Phi Beta Kappa and Iota Sigma Pi.

She is an Emeritus member of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and was recognized with the national ACS Volunteer Service Award (2018), the Northeastern Ohio local section Volunteer Award (2015), the ACS Shirley B. Radding Award for volunteer service in ACS (2011) and was named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (2010).

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Professional Experience

Carol’s professional career includes more than 30 years in the corporate environment. She advanced through numerous supervisory and management roles by delivering results and finding innovative strategic solutions as the company transitioned through different owners and various business directions. Starting as a Research Information Chemist, she advanced into her first management role on the technical ladder as Manager, Information Services and Corporate Data Security Administrator, progressing to Manager Technical Support Services. 

Transitioning to the business side her roles on the executive leadership team, as Manager of Corporate Public and Trade Relations and Director, Marketing & Business Alliances were instrumental in envisioning and creating an early to the scene drug development start up, which today is an established, thriving enterprise.

She founded D&D consultants to share this corporate business and management experience and knowledge.

ACS volunteer

An active volunteer leader in the ACS and champion for chemists as leaders for more than 30 years, Carol has served at the division, local section, and national levels. Currently, she is co-chair of the ACS Leadership Advisory Board (LAB); program review subcommittee chair for the ACS Budget & Finance Committee; alternate councilor and regional meetings chair for the division of Business Development and Management (BMGT); facilitator for the Leadership Development System (LDS) Strategic Planning Retreats, and lead facilitator for the ACS Extraordinary Leader course. 

She has served as vice-chair of the ACS Committee on Nominations and Elections, chair of the ACS Committee on Committees, member of the Committee on Divisional Activities (DAC) and the Membership Affairs Committee (MAC) and has chaired the BMGT and Chemical Information Divisions. She served as the Northeastern Ohio local section councilor for more than 25 years.

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