Committees of the Board:
Executive Committee: Mark Kroese (President)Charlie Sassara (Vice President), Doug Walker (Secretary), Paul Gagner (Treasurer)
Membership & Community Committee: Chair - David Riggs, Cody Smith, Tom Burch, Eric Remza, David Thoenen, Jim Donini, Larry Arthur, John Bragg, Tyson Schoene, and Wolf Riehle
Conservation Committee: Chair - Brad Brooks, Rebecca Schild, Aram Attarian, Leigh Goldberg
Information & Marketing Committee: Chair - John Heilprin, Jesse Dwyer, Jenna Johnson, Tim Forbes, Shawn O'Fallon, Pete Ward, and Chris Warner.
Fund Development Committee: Chair - Clark Gerhardt, Jim McCarthy, Phil Lakin, Mary Hsue, Chas Fisher, Mia Axon, Doug Walker, Karen Daubert, Ken Ehrhart, Sid Balman, and Joe Blake
Governance Committee: Chair - Matt Culberson, Deanne Buck, Michael Kennedy, Doug Walker, Doug Colwell, and Steve Swenson.
Risk Management: Chair - Doug Colwell, Penn Burris, Ken Ehrhart, Billy Roos, David Thoenen and Jed Williamson.
Huts: Chair - Cody Smith, Jim Logan, and Travis Spitzer.
Legal: Chair - Edward (Ted) Vaill, Sarah Bradley, Morgan Broman, Michael F. Browning, Neale Creamer, David Dreyer, Michael Feldman, Joan Hansen, Mark Lehringer, Robert Loomis, James P. McCarthy, Armando Menocal III, Jack Middleton, John B. Nesbitt, John E. Norberg, Glenn E. Porzak, Don Ralphs, Gregg R. Smith, and Griffith Way.
Investment Committee: Chair - Bob Craig, James P. McCarthy, and Jed Williamson.
Audit: Chair - Jim Frush and Glenn Porzak.
Grand Teton Climbers' Ranch: Chair - William Fetterhoff, Nicholas B. Clinch, Douglas Chabot, Yvon Chouinard, Jack Tackle, Rob Dowse, Ruth Valsing, Ted Wilson, Robert Hyman, David Lee, and Joe Quinn.
Yosemite: Chair - Linda McMillan
Library: Chair - Jim Moss, Nick Clinch, and Pete Takeda, Ex officio officers: Penn Burris, and Phil Powers.
Museum Advisory Board: Chair - David Robertson, Tom Hornbein, Charlie Peck, Sherry Richardson, Ed Norton, Walt Borneman, and Jake Norton, Ex officio officers: Phil Powers, and Katie Blackett.
The American Alpine Club proudly presents yearly awards to those with outstanding achievements in conservation, climbing and mountaineering. Members of the committees below play a key role in award recipient selection.
The Robert Hicks Bates Award: Chair - Rolando Garibotti and Kelly Cordes.
The David Brower Conservation Award: Chair - Brad Brooks, Leigh Goldberg.
The Angelo Heilprin Citation: Chair - Bruce Franks, Michael F. Browning, and Louis F. Reichardt.
Literary Award: Chair - David Stevenson, Jeff Long, David Roberts, Susan E.B. Schwartz, Steve Roper, Ed Webster, and John Harlin, III.
The Robert and Miriam Underhill Award: Chair - OPEN, Steve Swenson, Jack Tackle, and Jeff Lowe.
Sowles Memorial Award: Chair - John E. (Jed) Williamson, Linda McMillan, William Lowell Putnam, and Ed Viesturs.
Honorary Membership: Chair - OPEN, Jack Tackle, Linda McMillan, Charlie Sassara, T.C. Price Zimmerman, Elizabeth White, and George Lowe.
The American Alpine Club grants program provides resources for climbers and explorers to attempt new challenges, conduct scientific research, and push the envelope of human accomplishment in mountain and polar environments. The AAC awards over $50,000 annually, although the size and number of awards vary from year to year. The committees below review applications and select award recipients.
McNeill-Nott Award: Chair - Zoe Hart, Caroline George, and Janet Bergman.
Mountaineering Fellowship Grants: Chair - Eiichi Fukushima, Yvon Chouinard, James Funsten, Kestrel Hanson, Joe LaBelle, Peter Metcalf, Travis Spitzer, and Geoff Tabin.
Research Grants: Chair - Sarah Vaill, Raymond Huey, Danika Gilbert, Lowell Putnam, John Beihoffer, Matt Hepp.
Cornerstone Conservation Grant Committee: Chair - Rebecca Schild, Ellen Lapham, Matt Hepp, Aram Attarian, Bryan Cole, Leigh Goldberg
Lyman Spitzer Cutting Edge Award: Chair - Paul Gagner, Jack Tackle, and Jared Ogden.
AAC Nikwax Bellwether Grant: Chair - Chas Fisher, Sid Balman, Leigh Goldberg.
Zack Martin Breaking Barriers Grant: Chair - John Parsons (J.P.), Jim Donini, Kim Reynolds, Joe Vallone, and Cameron Burns.
Scott Fisher and Lara-Karena Bitenieks Kellogg Memorial Conservation Grant: Chair - Rebecca Schild, Madeleine Sorkin, Aram Attarian.
Live Your Dream Grant Northeast Region: Sarah Garlick, Freddie Wilkinson, Jack Tracy, Pete Ward, Carolyn Riccardi.
Live Your Dream Grant Southeast Region: Lisa Hummel, David Thoenen, Rebecca Lem, Simon Carr.
Live Your Dream Grant Western Region: Jeff Deikis,Hans Florine, Abbey Smith, Jeff Snyder, Lauryn Classen, Tom Burch, Tony Yeary, Jim Pinter-Lucke.
Live Your Dream Grant Rockies Region: Jenn Flemming, Blake Summers, Chris Weidner, Amelia, Patterson.
Live Your Dream Grant Northwest Region: Eddie Espinosa, Steve Swenson, Roger Strong, John Connor, Emily Stifler.
Copp-Dash Inspire Award: Chair - Jonathan Thesenga, Aimee Copp, Jonathan Degenhardt, Jimmy Hopper, and Kristo Torgersen.
The individuals below represent the club in various volunteer capacities throughout the year, and provide a valuable and essential service to the AAC.
Harry Hunt, James Brady, Simon Carr, Eddie Espinosa, Roger Strong, Chadwick Hagan, Bill Thompson, Jeremy Collins, Nancy Savickas, Rick Merritt, Phil Erard, Brian Cabe, Tom Burch, David Thoenen, Jim Donini.
UIAA (Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme) Commision Delegates: Youth Commission: Ralph Erenzo
Mountain Protection Commission President: Linda C. McMillan Medical Commission: James A. Litch, M.D.
Ski Mountaineering Commission: Andrew McLean
UIAA North American Honorary Vice President: James P. McCarthy
UIAA Representative for North America - Mark Richey
Safety Commission: Dave Custer, Mark Pilate (alternate)
Training Standards Working Group - John Bicknell
AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science)
Representative: John All