Boyd Ramsey has been elected as Secretary / Treasurer of the International Geosynthetics Society Foundation. The IGS Foundation was created in June 2019 and the new Board of Trustees recently selected by the IGS Council.
During the September Board of Trustees meeting, the leadership for 2019/2020 was selected, with Jacques Cote serving as Chairman and Boyd being elected to the position of Secretary / Treasurer. Ian Fraser, Jorge Zornberg and Fumio Tatsuoka complete the Board of Trustees membership. The Foundation was established to aid the IGS in fundraising outside the traditional IGS dues model and to support the advancement of geosynthetics both from a scientific and market perspective. The announcement on the creation of the Foundation is linked here https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/a-million-dollar-boost-for-geosynthetics-education/ It is the goal of the Foundation to raise one million dollars by the end of 2020.