Gemma Reguera at Michigan State and once a co-blogger here, will soon be the editor in chief of the ASM journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. George O'Toole at Dartmouth will become editor in chief of ASM's Journal of Bacteriology. Steven Finkel at the University of Southern California is the incoming President of ASM. Besides outstanding service to our Society, they were all postdocs in the (now closed) Kolter lab at Harvard. Roberto must have done something right.