In Orlando, Fla., during its 2008 annual meeting and awards luncheon, the Laser Institute of America (LIA) announced its officers for 2009 and board of directors for 2009-2011. The meeting took place Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, at the 27th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics (ICALEO). The officers for 2009 are as follows: Rajesh Patel, Newport-Spectra Physics (president); Nathaniel Quick, AppliCote Assoc. (president-elect); Andreas Ostendorf, Ruhr-University Bochum (past president); Klaus Löffler, Trumpf Laser and Systems (secretary); and Stephen Capp, Laserage Technology (treasurer). LIA’s 2009-2011 board members are Milan Brandt, Swinburne University of Technology-IRIS; Ben Edwards, Duke University Medical Center; Bo Gu, IPG Photonics; Shaparak Kamarei, Solaris Laser Institute; Lin Li, University of Manchester; William O’Neill, University of Cambridge; Chuck Ratermann, RPMC Lasers; Koji Sugioka, Riken; Sri Venkat, Coherent; and Sheldon Zimmerman, Naval Surface Warfare Center.