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Retiring Congressman Rush Holt to Head American Association for the Advancement of Science

Washington, DC, November 18, 2014 ― The Star-Ledger reports that U.S. Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ-12) will return to his science roots after his retirement from Congress and lead the world’s largest general scientific organization as chief executive officer.

Beginning in February, Holt will serve as the new CEO and executive publisher of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a 166-year-old nonprofit which publishes some of the most-read scientific journals in the world, the association announced on Tuesday.

Holt, who chose not to run for reelection to a ninth term in the House, previously worked as assistant director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory in Plainsboro until 1998.

“When I announced in February, it was not with the intention of doing anything in particular,” Holt said in a Tuesday interview. “I knew I wasn’t going to retire and go out to pasture. I wanted to do something worthwhile and can’t think of a better place.

“It’s a very good fit, a very natural move for me and I’m really pleased they’re giving me the opportunity,” he said.

The association describes its mission as seeking to “advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people,” providing analysis to influence U.S. science policy, expand and diversify the science and technology workforce and reforming science education.

For the complete Star-Ledger story, click here.