DSI functions with Standing and Ad Hoc Committees deemed necessary to carry out the Mission and Vision of the Institute. Committee members volunteer their time to direct and implement the goals of these committees.

In May of 2022 Board President Natalie Simpson drafted new committee charges as well as several ad hoc committees to better serve the needs of the Institute. To view the 2022-2023 Committees and their charges CLICK HERE.


Conferences Committee

Goals include: (1) develop long term strategies for the internationalization of DSI, including membership, regional activities, program content and (2) advise the Board on strategies for establishing international regions, attracting international members, planning meetings outside of the US, and exploring connections with international professional societies.

Fellows Committee

The designation of Fellow is awarded to active supporters of the Institute for outstanding contributions to the fields of decision sciences in at least two of the following categories: (1) research and scholarship, (2) teaching and administration and (3) service to the Institute. Fellows are nominated by Members of the Institute, recommended by the Fellows Committee, and elected by the DSI’s Board of Directors.

Financial Matters Committee

This committee provides consultation and decision-making information to the Executive Director for the DSI’s financial investments.

Information Management Committee

Provides recommendations to the Board and the Home Office on technology decisions and regularly reviews DSI’s systems to assess for improvements.

Marketing Committee

Define branding strategies to market DSI on a global platform. Effectively communicate with members and the community at large the mission, vision and goals of the Institute.

Member Services Committee

Advise on issues relating to membership, ensure quality of membership and recommend new opportunities for member enhancement and value.

Nominating Committee

This committee provides a slate of candidates for Officers to the Board after review of potential nominees.

Professional Development Committee

Advise the Board on policy and procedural matters concerning DSI’s Annual Meeting and other programs, and assists the Board in defining the objectives of and strategies for achieving those specific goals.

Publications Committee

Advise the Board on all policy matters pertaining to DSI’s publications, serve as consultant to the editors on operational matters, monitor all DSI publications, define general publication objectives and recommend specific objectives for each.

Ad Hoc Committees

Ad Hoc committees are created to ensure DSI stays in alignment with the Strategic Plan and is moving the Institute forward in a progressive and sustainable manner.