SIMB welcomes new Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Posted 4/22/22 by . Filed under Featured News.

James Earle joins the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) as the new Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Fairfax, VA (April 22, 2022) – The Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology is pleased to announce the hiring of its new Marketing and Communications Coordinator, James Earle, on April 1.


SIMB established this brand new position to develop new and existing marketing and communications initiatives that will expand the impact and visibility of the organization, helping SIMB fulfill its mission to empower members and others to address current and future challenges facing humanity using industrial microbiology and biotechnology. Reporting to the Executive Director, Haley Cox, James will be working primarily on SIMB’s email marketing, web content, print materials, and online communications such as social media. Meet him in person at SIMB’s upcoming events in New Orleans and San Francisco!

James most recently worked at the American Statistical Association as its Marketing and Communications Coordinator, and he previously worked in grassroots organizing for the nonprofits Stamp Stampede and Represent Us to combat political corruption. His passion for science and technology and his extensive experience with engaging diverse audiences and harnessing the latest communications tools will make him a tremendous asset to the SIMB team and to SIMB membership. Welcome, James!

From James:

Hello, everyone! I am so excited to join SIMB. I actually studied biochemistry at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, before shifting to a career in nonprofit marketing and communications, so working here is truly the best of both worlds. SIMB members are shaping the future of our world in ways big and (of course) very very small, and I look forward to supporting all of you in your endeavors through SIMB’s networking opportunities, continuing education, and advancement of microbiological sciences and scientific exchange. I’m grateful to both members and staff for their warm welcome and support as we work together to grow and improve the SIMB community!

I look forward to getting to know you all better in the months and years ahead, but let me break the ice a bit by telling you more about myself. I have lived here in Washington, DC, for 8 years with my wife (and high-school sweetheart), Jaclyn, plus our cat, Minerva, and dog, Cooper. I spend most of my time at home binge-watching shows and comedy specials on Netflix, planning for my next Dungeons & Dragons session, and attempting to renovate the house. Out and about, I join my friends every week for trivia at a local bar and organize community events and initiatives with my neighbors in DC’s Ward 8. When I want to get away from the city, I’ll zip off to a family cabin on Lake Champlain in the woods of upstate New York, or I’ll go for a hike with a buddy or two in Virginia or New England. If you know any great trails, please send me your recommendations! My fondness for hiking, running, and rowing also help me justify a hopeless infatuation with cheese, wine, and cooking large meals. I am a rather good chef, and these days my go-to resource is the Milk Street Cookbook. Your recipe suggestions are welcome, too; I like pretty much everything.

That’s me! If you want to say hello, please feel free to email me at james.earle@simbhq.org. Cheers!

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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