History

The Society was organized in 1982 and incorporated in 1991. On December 2, 1982, at the Entomological Society of America meetings in Toronto, Canada, a large group of hymenopterists met to discuss formation of an organization devoted to the study of all aspects of the Hymenoptera. From that embryonic meeting emerged The International Society of Hymenopterists.

Photo courtesy of Lubomir Masner. 1. ?, 2. Dan Sullivan, 3. Lubomir Masner, 4. Ron McGinley, 5. Jim Johnson, 6. ?, 7. Mike Sanborne, 8. Scott Shaw, 9. Arnold Menke, 10. Eric Grissell, 11. Gary Humphrey, 12. Henry Townes, 13. M. MacKauer, 14. Bill Mason, 15. Jim Carpenter, 16. Mike Sharkey, 17. ?, 18. ?, 19. Fred Bennett, 20. Roberta Boyle, 21. Gary Gibson, 22. Al Ritchie, 23. ?, 24. ?, 25. ?, 26. Jeff Cumming, 27. ?, 28. ?, 29. Chris Darling, 30. Norm Johnson, 31. Mike Hamerski, 32. ?, 33. Bert Finnamore, 34. Paul Marsh, 35. Gary Couch, 36. Virendra Gupta, 37. ?, 38. ?, 39. ?, 40. Sylvia Huggert, 41. Lars Huggert, 42. ?, 43. Henri Goulet, 44. Bob Wharton, 45. ?, 46. Steve Heydon, 47. John Huber, 48. Joe Shorthouse, 49. ?, 50. Bruce Bowen.

In 1990, an editorial board, composed of Arnold Menke, John Huber, Mark Shaw, and David Rosen, was elected to search for an editor and in 1991 David R. Smith was selected. The first issue was published in August 1992.

In 1991, the Society held a contest to create a logo. The winning design was submitted by Michael Prentice.

The society has grown since those early days and now meets regularly. Below is a picture taken of society members at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Florida, USA.

1. Erica Tucker 2. ? 3. Roger Burks 4. Lars Krogmann 5. Ana Dal Molin 6. Erinn Fagan-Jeffries 7. Robert Kula 8. Jim Whitfield 9. Norm Johnson 10. Elijah Talamas 11. Huayan Chen 12. Bernardo Santos 13. Luciana Musetti 14. Charuwat Taekul 15. Andy Austin 16. Erin Maxson 17. Rob Longair 18. Katherine Neisheim 19. Elizabth Dabek 20. Barb Sharanowski 21. Carly Tribull 22. Andy Polaszek 23. Kaouro Maeto 24. Mike Sharkey 25. Kathy Schick 26. Istvan Miko 27. ? 28. Jim Woolley 29. John Huber 30. Jason Mottern 31. Natalie Dale-Skey 32. John Heraty 33. George Japoshvili 34. Michael Hass 35. Sydney Cameron 36. Elizabth Murray 37. Chia-Hua Lue 39. Ryan Perry 39. Andrea Schomann 40. Marco Gebiola 41. ? 42. Julia Stigenberg 43. Craig Brabant 44. Miles Zhang 45. Alejandro Zaldivar Riveron 46. Oliver Neihuis 47. Matt Buffington 48. ? 49. Matt Yoder 50. Hannes Baur 51. Manuela Sann 52. Petr Jansta 53. Patrick Piekarski 54. Jose Fernandez Triana 55. Serguei Triapitsyn

Endowment Committee

  • James Woolley
  • Andrew Austin
  • Brad Vinson

Past Presidents

  • Lubomir Masner (1985 to 1987, acting president 1982 to 1985)
  • Paul Marsh (1988 to 1992)
  • George Eickwort (1992 to 1994)
  • Donald Quicke (1994 to 1996)
  • Jim Carpenter (1996 to 1998)
  • Andrew Austin (1998 to 2000)
  • John LaSalle (2000 to 2002)
  • Lynn Kimsey (2002 to 2004)
  • Denis Brothers (2004 to 2006)
  • Mike Schauff (2006 to 2008)
  • Jim Woolley (2008 to 2010)
  • John Heraty (2010 to 2012)
  • Jim Whitfield (2012-2016)

Past Vice Presidents

  • Charles Michener (1985 to 1988)
  • Zdeněk Bouček (1988 to 1991)

Past Secretaries

  • Bob Wharton (1985 to 1988, acting secretary 1982 to 1985)
  • Jim Carpenter (1988 to 1992)
  • Mike Schauff (1992 to 1996)
  • James Woolley (1996 to 2004)
  • Michael Gates (2004 to 2008)
  • Andrew R. Deans (2008 to 2012)
  • Lars Krogmann (2012-2016)

Past Treasurers

  • Henri Goulet (acting treasurer 1982 to 1985)
  • Jim Woolley (1985 to 1988)
  • Gary Gibson (1988 to 1994)
  • John Huber (1994 to 2004)
  • Justin Schmidt (2004 to 2008)
  • Joe Fortier (2008 to 2010)

Past Archivist and Webmasters

  • Susanne Schulmeister (2008 to 2010)
  • Katja Seltmann (2010 to 2017)