CAROL A. DUANE ♦ Candidate for President-Elect, American Chemical Society
Carol A. Duane is president of D&D Consultants of Mentor, a management and
marketing consulting company. Her business career includes entrepreneurial
and executive management roles. Duane is expert in strategic planning, strategic
collaborations, networking, team building, entrepreneurial actualization, and is a
champion for ‘chemists as leaders’. Full career details are in the Professional history section .
Duane is a Fellow and emeritus member of ACS. She has served in governance roles at the division, local section, and national levels for more than 30 years. Currently she is co-chair of the ACS Leadership Advisory Board (LAB), program review subcommittee chair for the Committee on Budget & Finance, alternate councilor and regional meetings chair for the Business Development and Management Division.
In 2018 she was recognized with the national ACS Volunteer Service Award. She received the distinguished honor of being selected as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society in 2010 and in 2011 she received the ACS Shirley B. Radding Award for volunteer service in ACS.
She has an M.S. from The Ohio State University in physical organic chemistry and a B.A. from the University of Washington. She completed coursework for the Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of Illinois.
President, D&D Consultants of Mentor, Mentor, OH – 2002 to present
Business development and marketing consulting
Executive Director, Cleveland Engineering Society, Cleveland, OH –2006 to 2007
Professional engineering and technology membership organization
Executive Director, NEOBio Corporation, Cleveland, OH –2005 to 2006
Grassroots non-profit organization of bioscience entrepreneurs and startup companies
Ricerca, LLC, Concord, OH – 1980 to 2002
Director, Marketing & Business Alliances – 1999 to 2002
Directed marketing, public relations, branding, advertising, positioning and marketing communications. Developed synergistic marketing programs with business alliance partners. Sales.
Manager Business Development – 1997 to 1999
Oversaw advertising, business development strategy, marketing communications and developed marketing plans.
Manager Corporate Public and Trade Relations - 1986-1992
Various management positions and corporate public and trade relations.
Manager Technical Support Services - 1992-1997
Managed four technical support departments and operated profitable information business.
Other Professional and Supervisory Positions - 1980-1992
Manager, Information Services, Corporate Data Security Administrator, Manager Market Research
Research Information Chemist
Lakeland Community College – 1976 to 1980
Part-time Faculty, Chemistry
· Ph.D. (coursework completed) Biochemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
· M.S. Physical Organic Chemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
· B.A. Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND BOARDS