Committees of the Board:
Executive Committee: Mark Kroese (President), Doug Walker (Vice President), Paul Gagner (Treasurer), Clark Gerhardt (Secretary)
Community Committee: Chair - Deanne Buck, Tom Burch, Eric Remza, David Thoenen, Karen Daubert and Jesse Mattner.
Conservation Committee: Chair - Brad Brooks, Rebecca Schild, Deanne Buck and Doug Walker.
Information & Marketing Committee: Chair - John Heilprin, Jesse Dwyer, Jenna Johnson, Tim Forbes, Shawn O'Fallon, Pete Ward, and Chris Warner
Library Committee: Chair - Ken Ehrhart, Nick Clinch, Wes Brown, Stan Dempsey, Bob Loveman, Jim Moss, Sallie Greenwood, and Fred Wolfe
Fund Development Committee: Chair - Phil Lakin, Jim McCarthy, Chas Fisher, Mia Axon, Doug Walker, Karen Daubert, Ken Ehrhart, Sid Balman, and Joe Blake, Jonathan Thesenga, Truc Allen, Christian Folk and Andre Tiffany
Governance Committee: Chair - Matt Culberson, Deanne Buck, Michael Kennedy, Doug Walker, and Steve Swenson
Huts Committee: Chair - Cody Smith, Jim Logan, Todd Hoffman 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 - Philip Duff, 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
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, Kelly Cordes and Katy Klutznick
The David Brower Conservation Award: Chair - Brad Brooks
The Angelo Heilprin Citation: Chair - Bruce Franks, John Heilprin and John Kascenska
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 - Mark Richey, 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 Wilkinson
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
Lyman Spitzer Cutting Edge Award: Chair - Paul Gagner, Jack Tackle, and Jared Ogden
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, Cindi Squire, Erik Filsinger, Jeff Snyder, Joshua Brandon, Karen Zazzi, Simon Carr, Michael Kidder, Carol Kotchek, Bill Thompson, Jeremy Collins, Kammie Cuneo, Jason Luthy, Barry Rusnock, James Kunz, Ray Kopcinski, Kevin Brumbach, Nancy Savickas, Rick Merritt, Pat Gioannini, Philip Erard, Will Roth, Mark Jobman, Jesse Bernier, Heidi Medema, Danny McCracken, James Pinter-Lucke, Tony Yeary, Blake Summers, Lee Jenkins, Adam Mitchell.
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 - OPEN
Safety Commission: Dave Custer, Mark Pilate (alternate)
Training Standards Working Group - John Bicknell
AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science)
Representative: John All