Ian M. Anderson has been a member of the Microanalysis Society since 1991. He became involved in MAS through the Society’s technical programming, having organized numerous symposia beginning in 1996, the first Microscopy & Microanalysis (M&M) meeting. He served as Program Chair for M&M 2004. Ian has also been strongly involved in the Society’s governance. He has served as Director (1999-2001) and President (2007-2008) of the Society. More recently he has served as Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee (2010-2014). Ian’s activities in MAS have focused on shoring up the foundations of the Society and in the involvement of a larger cross-section of the Society’s membership in its activities. He oversaw the transition to standing comittees of roles that had been filled for many years by dedicated individuals, in particular the establishment of Finance and Awards Committees. Ian is honored to receive the Society’s Presidential Service Award.