Karen Kafadar, chair and commonwealth professor in the department of statistics at the University of Virginia, has been elected the American Statistical Association’s 114th President. She will serve a one-year term as president-elect beginning January 1, 2018; her term as president becomes effective January 1, 2019. Karen’s research interests focus on robust methods; exploratory data analysis; characterization of uncertainty in the physical, chemical, biological, and engineering sciences; and methodology for the analysis of screening trials.