Gerald H. Emmerich, Jr., HonPSA, GMPSA/B

Gerry joined the Photographic Society of America (PSA) in 1979, and his service to the Society has covered many positions, including Chapters Committee Chair; International Conference Committee Equipment Chair, Chapters Showcase Director, Photo Travel TOPS Chair, and Region Director for PSA Region 21. In 2001 Gerry was awarded PSA's Region Director of the Year award, and in 2003 he was the recipient of PSA's Peabody Award for General Photography. In 2012 He received the prestigious President's Award.

Gerry served on the PSA Board of Directors as PSA Conventions Vice President from 2003 to 2009 and served as PSA Secretary and member of the PSA Executive and Finance Committees from 2009 to 2013. Gerry was the treasurer of the organizing committee for, and is a charter member of, the PSA Wisconsin Chapter, which received its Charter in 1992. He has served the Chapter for over 20 years, including service as Chapter Chairman, 1995-97; Program Chair, 1992-present; Equipment Chair, 1992-present; and Historian, 1994-present. In addition, he has been a member of the Image Makers Camera Club since 1975, and he is a charter member of the East Troy Viewfinders. He has served as chairman for the Viewfinders International Exhibition (North Star Circuit) since 2001, and he served as the chairman for the Image Makers International Exhibition (Wisconsin Circuit) from 1996 to 2013.

Gerry is a multiple-galaxy exhibitor in four PSA Divisions: Projected Image, Nature, Photojournalism, and Photo Travel; and he has been a PSA TOPS contributor in four Divisions since 2003. He has over 5,800 acceptances in international exhibitions, including 33 best of show awards. Since 2000 Gerry has been listed in PSA's Who's Who in Photography as a top exhibitor in North America, often in four divisions, and he was first in the world in the projected Photojournalism Division section in 2011. His photos of Hawaii were featured in the "Distinctive Image" article in the September 2004 PSA Journal, and his photos of unique natural areas in Wisconsin were featured in The Nature Conservancy (TNC-Wisconsin) calendars from 1992 through 2009.