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Barry S. Anton, PhD, an APA fellow and distinguished professor emeritus at the University of Puget Sound, has been elected APA's 2015 president. He will begin his term as president-elect on Jan. 1.

Anton received his bachelor's in arts from the University of Vermont and his PhD from Colorado State University. His internship and postdoctoral training in clinical psychology from Harvard Medical School prepared him for a career as a scientist-practitioner in education and practice.

He is board certified in clinical child and adolescent psychology and is a managing partner at Rainier Behavioral Health, a large interprofessional mental health practice that serves a diverse patient population.

Anton has 20 years of APA governance and leadership experience, including service on the Council of Representatives, three terms on the APA Board of Directors, and terms on the boards of Professional Affairs and Educational Affairs.

Running against Anton in the order they finished were: Steven J. Reisner, PhD, Kurt F. Geisinger, PhD, Rodney L. Lowman, PhD, and Jeffrey J. Magnavita, PhD. See the press release for the full vote tally.

Interested in the APA presidency?

Members who would like to be nominated for APA's 2016 president are invited to submit a statement of 50 words or fewer. The statement will accompany the online nomination ballot.

Statements are optional and not required in order to be nominated.

The deadline for potential candidates to submit a statement is Jan. 15.

The 50-word limit will be strictly enforced. Interested candidates are also welcome to speak to the Council of Representatives at its Feb. 21–23 meeting and are responsible for their own transportation and lodging costs.

The nomination election will be conducted online and will begin Jan. 31, with a 45-day balloting period. For more information, contact APA's Governance Office at (202) 336-6087 or via email.