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SOAR (Section Operations Administrative Resource)

eagle flying with wings spreadWelcome to SOAR. Here you will find resources to help you manage your section.

SOAR will help you:

Govern Your Section

graphic of government building Kim Baker, the AAA governance manager, provides counsel and logistical support to the AAA Executive Board and the Section Assembly. She is the person to go to with questions about the governing policies and bylaws of the Association and AAA/section elections. Kim works closely with the Nominations Committee and the Section Assembly Executive Committee.


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Manage Section Finances

graphic of dollars and coins The AAA Finance/Accounting team prepares and monitors the annual budget, monitors the performance of Association investments, and processes all association financial transactions (including section transactions. They work closely with the Finance and Audit Committees.

Other Documents

Section Budget Process

Requesting Payments

Creating an Endowment (regular & quasi)

AAA Reports
Engage Your Members

graphic of people holding hands in a circle The AAA's Membership, Communications, Publications, and Research Departments are happy to help you find new strategies to engage with your members. 

Membership Resources

Contact: Haleema Burton, 

Communicating with Your Members

Conducting Research

Publishing in Anthropology News

Membership Update
Manage Your Section Website

graphic of computer mouse over globe Scott Hall, the AAA's manager of database and web services handles the back end of our membership database and registration systems. Shawn Ifill, web and database services administrator, maintains the AAA's various websites and is the primary point of contact for sections with questions about their own websites. 

Web Resources

For questions about your section's website, contact Shawn Ifill at

Gabrielle Dunkley (, our marketing & communications manager is happy to answer any questions about section social media accounts.

Web Accessibility Resources

For questions about web accessibility, contact Nell Koneczny (

Privacy Policy
Plan For Meetings

graphic featuring group of people To Plan Your Section's Meeting, the AAA Meetings Department will help you with:

Plan Your Virtual Event
Plan For the AAA Annual Meeting

General Meeting Resources

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