Staff
Director David M. Bressoud 6516966559 (Office)
bressoud@macalester.edu Administrative Coordinator Kelly Chapman
chapmankellyann@gmail.com
Executive Committee
Chair
William (Brit) Kirwan
Office of Chancellor
University System of Maryland
3300 Metzerott Road
Adelphi MD 20783
3014451901
bkirwan@usmd.edu
Term: May 2016  May 2018
PastChair
Donald Saari
IMBS, SSPA 2119
University of California Irvine
Irvine CA 926975100
9498245894
dsaari@uci.edu
Term: May 2016  May 2017
Secretary/Treasurer
Charles Steinhorn
Department of Mathematics
Vassar College
Poughkeepsie NY 12604
8454375524
steinhorn@vassar.edu
Term: May 2016  May 2018 MemberatLarge
Kristin Lauter
Microsoft Research
8941 Nottingham Place
La Jolla CA 92037
4257038335
klauter@microsoft.com
Term: May 20152017 MemberatLarge
Diane Briars
315 Old Chapel Trl
Pittsburgh PA 152381255
4129639876
djbmath@comcast.net
Term: May 2016 May 2018 
CBMS 1600 Grand Avenue Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105
www.cbmsweb.org
The Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) is an umbrella
organization consisting of seventeen
professional societies all of which have as one of their primary
objectives the increase or diffusion of knowledge in one or more of the
mathematical sciences. Its purpose is to promote understanding and
cooperation among these national organizations so that they work together
and support each other in their efforts to promote research, improve
education, and expand the uses of mathematics.
Formally incorporated in the nation's capital in 1960, CBMS traces its
roots back to a War Policy Committee formed in 1942 by the American
Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America and its
postwar successor, the Policy Committee for Mathematics which included
six mathematics organizations. This committee became the Conference
Organization of the Mathematical Sciences in 1958, and finally
incorporated as CBMS in 1960 with seven member societies, growing over the
years to include its present seventeen members.
To foster the purpose of CBMS, the CBMS officers and the presidents of
its seventeen member organizations convene twice annually as the CBMS
Council at meetings in the Washington DC area. It is the policy
of the CBMS Council to engage primarily in the following types of
activities.
 To provide a forum for the discussion of issues of broad concern to
the mathematical sciences community. 
 To provide a focus for cooperative actions and for mutual support
among the member societies. 
 To organize and nucleate new functions for the mathematical sciences
community. 
 To serve as an organization to which government, industry, other
disciplines, and private foundations can turn for leadership and
participation by the mathematical sciences and, in the spirit
described here, for advice and counsel. 
 To serve as a point of representation for the mathematical sciences
to government agencies, other professional societies, and private
foundations. 
In carrying out these activities, the CBMS Council seeks to minimize its
engagement in the longterm management of projects. Rather, longterm
activities started by CBMS are normally continued and managed by one or
more of its member societies, usually under the auspices of CBMS even
though not administered by CBMS.
