Alexandra (Alix) Vance is CEO of GeoScienceWorld (GSW), a nonprofit collaborative and comprehensive Internet resource for research and communications in the earth sciences, which is built on a core database of peer-reviewed journals integrated with the GeoRef index. The organization gives global researchers a single point of access to 46 full-text scholarly journals and 2,000 eBooks plus specialized searching capabilities and links to millions of relevant resources hosted elsewhere on the Web. Alix serves on the Board of Directors of CHOR Inc. and, for several years, served on the ALPSP North American Steering Committee and Editorial Board of 'Learned Publishing'. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of The Society for Scholarly Publishing and HighWire’s Publisher Advisory Council and an author for The Scholarly Kitchen. Alix has worked closely with academic, society, and professional publishers and with institutions, libraries, researchers, and technologists since 1997. Her previous executive positions include President of Architrave Consulting, COO at The Center for Education Reform, Executive Director of the Reference Information Group at CQ Press/SAGE, and Vice President of Business Development at EBL-Ebook Library.