SIMB welcomes new Executive Director

Posted 1/19/22 by . Filed under Featured News.
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Announcing the new Executive Director of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB)

Fairfax, Virginia (January 19, 2022) ā€“ The Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology is pleased to announce the hiring of our new Executive Director, Haley Cox.
Haley Cox Executive Director

Chris Lowe is taking a well-earned retirement after being the force that has sustained us since 2005. We cannot thank her enough for her hard work, passion, and dedication over this period. She and her team have adapted to an ever-changing Board of Directors, maintaining the equilibrium of SIMB to bring us the programs that we have. She will be staying on part-time for the next few months to bring Haley up to speed, after which she will embark on her next big life adventure. Thank you, Chris, and all the best wishes to you on your retirement!

Haley Cox Executive Director

In her place, Haley Cox joined us as the new Executive Director on January 3, 2022. Haley has a background in non-profit management, most recently as a Project Manager at The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Previously, she was at the American Geophysical Union, and she holds an M.A. in Non-Governmental Organizational Management from Johns Hopkins University. She has a passion for supporting science-based nonprofits, and will bring her experience from her previous organizations to benefit our membership. Welcome, Haley!

A word from Haley:
Hello there! Iā€™m thrilled to be joining SIMB and its mission. Working with you to advance the scientific community, Iā€™m excited to serve you, learn from you, and grow with you. Noel and I will be setting up a few open-to-all-members Zoom calls for me to introduce myself and listen to what you love about SIMB and see in its future. More information about these calls will go out in the coming weeks. In the meantime, thank you for the warm welcome and thank you to Chris for her years of service!

We look forward to seeing you at the SBFC (May 1-4 in New Orleans) and Annual (Aug 7-10 in San Francisco) meetings coming up. Both meetings will be live, as will RAFT in November. When you are at the meetings, drop by the registration desk and say “Hi” to Haley.

About SIMB
The Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) is a nonprofit, international association dedicated to the advancement of microbiological sciences, especially as they apply to industrial products, biotechnology, materials, and processes. Founded in 1949, SIMB promotes the exchange of scientific information through its meetings and publications, and serves as liaison among the specialized fields of microbiology. Membership in the Society is extended to all scientists and companies in the general field of microbiology.

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