For continued and substantial contributions of time, talents, and service to the AGRO Division and agrochemical science
Julie E. Eble, a PhD scientist and entrepreneur analytical chemist, is a long-standing member and volunteer of the AGRO Division of the ACS. Over the last two decades, she has enjoyed organizing symposia; working on the Social, Graduate Student Luncheon, and Executive Committees; as well as co-chairing the recent update of AGRO’s strategic plan. Her most enjoyable assignment was moderating AGRO webinars while the most challenging has been serving as the 2018 AGRO Program Chair for the Boston meeting. The best part of all these activities has been working with the friendly, talented members and staff of AGRO.
Julie trained as an analytical chemist and spent most of her career in the pesticide regulatory arena. In her younger years, she developed methods including early method development of pesticides in soil on a then-novel Thermospray LC/MS. She worked in the areas of residue, environmental fate, and ecotoxicology while at DuPont Crop Protection and before moving into management. Eventually, she left DuPont to start her own company, Critical Path Services, LLC (CPS). In 12 years, CPS grew from a four-person study management company to a 90+ person consulting, staffing, and analytical laboratory with locations in three states. In 2013, Julie sold the company and eventually retired from it in 2016.
In addition to her on-going ACS duties, Julie still owns a real estate company. She is also active in local politics, and when she is not doing all the above or visiting her kids and grandkids, she dabbles at writing plays and murder mysteries.