David Evans Shaw Named Treasurer of AAAS, the
June 24, 2010 04:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time
WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Board of Directors of the nonprofit American Association
for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) today announced the selection of David Evans Shaw as treasurer of the
world’s largest general scientific society.
Shaw, Managing Partner of Black Point Group, a technology-focused investment fund, will serve as the thirteenth
treasurer of AAAS since the organization’s inception in 1848.
Shaw is the founder of several successful technology businesses. He is the founding chief executive officer (CEO) of
IDEXX Laboratories Inc. and Ikaria Holdings, and he serves on the boards of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Sapphire
Energy and other companies. He was a partner at Venrock Associates, which has helped fund more than 500
Among his previous roles on behalf of nonprofit organizations, Shaw served as chairman of the board of The
Jackson Laboratory, a leading genetics research institute. He further has served on the faculty of Harvard’s Kennedy
School of Government, the board of the Center for Public Leadership, and an advisory board to Discovery
“David Evans Shaw has extensive experience in both the nonprofit and financial and investment sectors,” said Alan I.
Leshner, CEO of AAAS and executive publisher of the journal Science. “It will be a privilege to work with him, and
we look forward to his contributions to the AAAS Board of Directors.”
At AAAS, David Evans Shaw will succeed David Elliot Shaw, chief scientist for D.E. Shaw Research, LLC, who
served as the association’s treasurer since 2000, following the late William T. Golden. (See
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society,
and publisher of the journal Science (www.sciencemag.org) as well as Science Translational Medicine