Board of Directors

President

The President serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Society and as Chair of the Board of Directors and the Council. The President presides at all meetings of the Society. Except as otherwise provided by these Bylaws, the President appoints all Standing and Special Committees of the Society, and the Editor of the Journal of the Society. The term of the President is two (2) years, commencing on 1 January of each odd numbered year. Accession to the Office of President is automatic from the Office of President-Elect.

Position dates: January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022

Zdenka Willis

Immediate Past President

The Immediate Past President shall exercise such authority as may be delegated by the President. The term of Office of the Immediate Past President is two (2) years and is coincident with that of the President.

Position dates: January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022

Richard Spinrad

President-Elect

The President-Elect shall exercise such authority as may be delegated by the President. The President-Elect also serves as the Chair of the Membership Advisory Group. The term of Office of the President-Elect is two (2) years and is coincident with that of the President.

Position dates: January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022

Justin Manley

Vice Presidents

Vice President of Education

The Vice President of Education ensures that the Society develops and maintains positive and productive relationships with academic institutions, laboratories—both public and private—and research institutes. The position enhances communications and membership with universities and university-affiliated professionals, and with national and privately funded laboratories and institutes; seeks out opportunities to excite the next generation with regard to ocean science and technology through outreach with K through 12 educators and the general public. This position also participates in the development of student sections and develops policy as it relates to MTS student programs and scholarships.

Position dates: January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2022

Josh Kohut

Vice President of Government and Public Affairs

The Vice President of Government and Public Affairs pursues opportunities for the Society to develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with news media, governmental entities, the military services, and other relevant organizations with an interest in marine affairs and technology. This position also oversees policy and reviews public releases by Society officers and spokespersons on behalf of MTS as related to government and public affairs.

Position dates: January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2022

Jerry Miller

Vice President of Research, Industry, and Technology

The Vice President of Research, Industry & Technology guides the technical and external affairs of the Society, is responsible for all Professional Committee activities of the Society and serves on the Professional Committee and Sections Advisory Group (PSAG). .

Position dates: January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023

Jim Hanlon

Vice President of Section Affairs

The Vice President of Sections Affairs is responsible for the activities of all Society sections and serves on the Membership and Sections Committee.

Position dates: January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2021

Richard Crout

Vice President of Budget and Finance

The Vice President of Budget and Finance is responsible for the oversight of Society funds and serves as the Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee.

Position dates: January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2021

Mike Pinto

Vice President of Publications and Communications

The Vice President of Publications and Communications is responsible for the publications of the Society and serves as the head of the editorial advisory board.

Position dates: January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023

Liesl Hotaling

Vice President of Early Career Ocean Professionals

The Vice President of Early Career Ocean Professionals (ECOP) is responsible for the oversight of the ECOP Section, supporting opportunities for ECOPs within the Society, and representing the interests of ECOPs within the marine technology sector.

Position dates: January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022

Alfredo Giron Nava