Randy Townsend, MPS, (he, him, his) has worked for AGU for more than 14 years.

His career focuses on the execution of the publications department's strategic goals and the performance and development of an expanding portfolio of scholarly journals, requiring the oversight of peer review operations and content integrity. He has led ethics policy implementation with AGU publications and manages allegations of misconduct and ethical violations.

Randy has served as a judge for the EXCEL Awards and is on the Association Media & Publishing’s Advisory Board. He is a member of the Council of Science Editors, the International Society of Managing and Technical Editor’s Programming Committee and serves as co-chair on the Society of Scholarly Publishing's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

ORCID: 0000-0001-7001-5505

Randy Townsend