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Scientific societies are a vital component of the infrastructure that fosters progress in science. They play a vital role in the exchange of information through the publication of scientific journals and by organizing scientific meetings and symposia at which results and ideas are shared and discussed, professional contacts are made, and networks established and maintained. Scientific societies provide a plethora of professional development opportunities for both young and established scientists. They are volunteer organizations comprised of and led by practicing scientists, teachers, and practitioners who provide the vision, leadership, governance, scientific and ethical standards, scientific programming, and educational training opportunities that lie at the core of their mission. Exceptional service to scientific societies is often a hallmark of outstanding scientists and educators. It is therefore no surprise that outstanding service to the Entomological Society of America (ESA) spanning over 30 years is a hallmark of J. E. (Jay) McPherson’s career (Fig. 1).

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