ASCLD Recognizes Erin Forry and Stephen Butler as the 2023 ASCLD Members of the Year

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Erin Forry and Stephen Butler were nominated for their outstanding work in leading the ASCLD Social Media Team as part of the ASCLD Communications Committee. Erin and Stephen, ensure that the latest news and events concerning ASCLD, and its mission are shared on our social media platforms to all of our members and ASCLD followers. They are quick to share information that the Board of Directors and any of its committees generate in an effort to ensure transparency and share with the social media world our goals and objectives as an agency. Because of their due diligence and attention to detail, the ASCLD social media account reached over 3,000 followers in January 2023 and they continue to grow. Erin and Stephen are commended for their exceptional work and ASCLD is proud to award them the 2023 ASCLD Members of the Year.

Erin Forry previously worked for the Boston Police Department as Quality Assurance Manager and is now a Research Forensic Scientist in the Center for Forensic Science Advancement and Application with RTI International. Stephen Butler works for Arizona DPS as the manager over Toxicology and Controlled Substances in their central laboratory.

About the ASCLD Communications Committee:

The Communications Committee is responsible for managing and facilitating the distribution of information among ASCLD members, board directors, committee members, and the public at large. This is accomplished via the weekly “Crime Lab Minute” newsletter and timely updating of the ASCLD website.

The Communications Committee facilitates the business of other committees by presenting information management options that are necessary for these committees to achieve their objectives. In this regard, the Communications Committee plays a pivotal role in preparing for the annual symposium and recruiting new members on behalf of the Membership Committee.

About ASCLD: ASCLD is a nonprofit professional society of crime laboratory directors and forensic science managers dedicated to providing excellence in forensic science through leadership and innovation. Founded in 1974, the purpose of the organization is to foster professional interests; assist the development of laboratory management principles and techniques; acquire, preserve, and disseminate forensic based information; maintain and improve communications among crime laboratory directors; and to promote, encourage and maintain the highest standards of practice in the field.