ASBMB is governed by a Council comprised of the President, President-Elect or Past-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and nine Councilors. Six Councilors are elected by the membership and three are appointed by the President with the approval of the Council. The Chair of the Publications Committee, the Editors of Society journals, and the Chairs of appointed committees also meet with the Council but have no vote.

An individual elected to the ASBMB presidency serves for one year as President-Elect, two years as President, and one year as Past-President. The Secretary and Treasurer are each elected for three-year terms. In addition, the Treasurer serves one year as Treasurer-Elect prior to taking office as Treasurer. Councilors are elected for three-year terms and can be re-elected to serve one year after their initial terms expire.

The day-to-day operations of the Society are managed by a  staff located in Rockville, MD.

The following committees support Society activities:

ASBMB Council 

Awards Committee

Education and Professional Development Committee

Finance Committee

Meetings Committee

Membership Committee

Minority Affairs Committee

Nominating Committee

Public Affairs Advisory Committee

Publications Committee

Science Outreach and Communication Committee

Student Chapters Committee

Women in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Committee

Past Presidents and Officers