The staff and editorial boards of ASPB, The Plant Cell, and Plant Physiology would like to offer our appreciation and best wishes to Patti Lockhart, who is leaving her position as managing editor of the ASPB journals for a new opportunity at the Transportation Resource Board of the National Academies.
Patti has been with ASPB since June 2011. During her tenure at ASPB she oversaw the transition to online-only publication of the journals, and considerable modernization of both the electronic publishing platform and the behind-the-scenes review process. In addition, she helped adopt technologies to reduce production costs and streamline workflows. Before joining ASPB Patti ran the editorial department at Dartmouth Journal Services, following a degree in English from Tufts University and a few years of international travel. Patti has been a terrific, hard-working, and dedicated colleague, and we wish her well as she takes on her new role at the National Academies in Washington D.C.