December 5, 2022

Steve Pinchotti Elected to ORCID Board of Directors


RESTON, Va., December 5, 2022/– Altum, Inc., the maker of ProposalCentral, announced today that its CEO Steve Pinchotti has been elected to the ORCID board of directors and will serve a three-year term beginning January 1, 2023. Mr. Pinchotti joins the board as a member representative from the United States.

As a community-built organization, ORCID is governed by a Board that is representative of its membership and wider community stakeholders. The ORCID Board fulfills an important role in the organization’s governance by providing strategic guidance and oversight for the successful achievement of ORCID’s mission. Board members are elected for three-year terms on a staggered schedule.

“Altum believes in the power of open science and ProposalCentral was the first ORCID certified funding platform. I’m delighted to be joining the ORCID board, ” said Steve Pinchotti, CEO of Altum.

Supported by the Executive Director and a full-time professional staff, the ORCID Board is responsible for:

  • Developing and regularly updating ORCID’s strategic plan
  • Reviewing high-level organizational goals and policies to support that plan
  • Overseeing ORCID’s organizational and financial performance
  • Ensuring ORCID has financial resources to achieve its mission
  • Monitoring Board function
  • Appointing the Executive Director and reviewing their performance
  • Serving as a community advocate for ORCID

For more information about Altum’s commitment to open science visit our Open Science page.

For more information about this year’s ORCID board of nominations visit the ORCID press release.

About Altum

Altum is a software company driven towards the advancement of research. ProposalCentral is a cloud based grants management platform designed to empower funders, connect the research community, and extend the impact of grant-making long beyond the award. Altum believes that research is most effective when it’s powered by a community. Altum shares an ambitious vision and an open mind-set, and their organization and platform are designed to foster true collaboration and partnerships. Altum’s headquarters is located in Reston, Virginia.


ORCID, which stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, is a global, not-for-profit organization. ORCID strives to enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions, and their affiliations by providing a unique, persistent identifier for individuals to use as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities.