Marine Technology Society engages new Executive Director

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MTS, the Marine Technology Society, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathleen Herndon, PhD as its next Executive Director.

MTS, the Marine Technology Society, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathleen Herndon, PhD as its next Executive Director.  A graduate of the College of William and Mary and Monroe Scholar, Dr. Herndon earned her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychological Research and Program Evaluation from Walden University. Dr. Herndon has led numerous research studies and has served as the managing editor of multiple trade industry publications.

"Dr. Herndon is an accomplished association executive whose experience in the US Foreign Service and with statewide professional associations has uniquely prepared her for the challenges of supporting MTS as we usher in the era of the New Blue Economy," says Dr. Richard Spinrad, President of MTS.  "She is well equipped to support MTS in our goal to promote awareness, understanding, advancement, and application of marine technology worldwide.”

With an extensive background in research and program evaluation, as well as over 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Dr. Herndon is committed to promoting MTS as the leading authority and advocate for marine technology and resources, while promoting member success and public understanding. "MTS is uniquely positioned to foster cooperation between ocean engineers, technologists, policy makers, and educators,” says Dr. Herndon.

The Marine Technology Society was incorporated in June 1963 to give members of academia, government and industry a common forum for the exchange of information and ideas. Our mission is to: facilitate a broader understanding of the relevance of marine technology to wider global issues by enhancing the dissemination of marine technology information; promote and improve marine technology and related educational programs; advance the development of the tools and procedures required to explore, study and further the responsible and sustainable use of the oceans. To learn more, visit http://www.mtsociety.org.

Press inquiries please contact MTS at (202) 827-7170 or by email at Kathleen.Herndon@mtsociety.org.

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