Council Resolution: Peter D. Carlson

Society of American Archivists
Council Resolution



WHEREAS Peter D. Carlson has worked as the SAA Director of Finance and Administration since April 2014; and

WHEREAS Peter represented the SAA staff to the Executive Committee on the process of the 2021 search for a new SAA Executive Director; and

WHEREAS Peter organized the first steps and coached the Executive Committee in selecting an executive search firm; and

WHEREAS Peter screened a number of firms, reporting back to the Executive Committee with his impressions and advice; and

WHEREAS Peter centered the values of the SAA Council, in particular a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, in this process;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Peter D. Carlson be honored with a 2021 SAA Council Resolution for informing, educating, and empowering the Executive Committee; for representing his team of coworkers with the professionalism, regard, and care for which SAA staff are known; for seamlessly embracing these additional responsibilities while also expertly managing SAA’s finances and the turbulence of the coronavirus epidemic; and for modeling strong ethics and values in his contributions to the search for SAA’s Executive Director.


Presented August 3, 2021.