MTS Welcomes New Executive Director

January 31, 2019

The Marine Technology Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathleen Herndon, Ph.D. as its next Executive Director. A graduate of the College of William and Mary and Monroe Scholar, Dr. Herndon earned her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 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.

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