The Committee is charged with selecting the auditing firm to perform the annual LSA audit, reviewing the Society's engagement letter with the selected firm, considering the draft financial report and management letter, and presenting a report and recommendations to the Finance Committee and the Executive Committee at their meetings in conjunction with the Annual Meeting.

Membership (by invitation)

Nominations for the Audit Committee are solicited every spring. To express interest in receiving an invitation to serve on this committee, please contact the Secretariat staff.

The Audit Committee is composed of three members of the Society, serving staggered three-year terms, plus one member of the Executive Committee in the third year of service. Each year the President shall appoint one of the members as Chair, except that the Executive Committee member shall not be appointed as Chair.  Normally the Chair will be the senior member of the committee.

Members in 2023

  • Chair: Joe Pater, University of Massachusetts (2023)
  • Bill Ladusaw, UCSC (2024)
  • Ellen Broselow, Stonybrook (2025)
  • Alicia Wassink, University of Washington (2023)
  • Executive Committee Liaison: Melissa M Baese-Berk, University of Oregon
  • Staff Liaison: Margaret Vitullo