MTS Staff

Kathleen HerndonKathleen Herndon
Executive Director
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202-827-7170

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. 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. Press Release


Kristina NormanKristina Norman
Deputy Executive Director & Director of Events
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202-827-7171

A graduate of George Mason University, Kristina has spent her career in both the non-profit and government sectors. As a member of the MTS Executive Team, the Director of Events is an integral part of the expansion and growth of all MTS events, programs, and activities, and implementation of the MTS Strategic Plan. Kristina plans and manages all MTS events and conferences, builds and develops conference infrastructure, coordinates the expansion of MTS educational events and offerings, and strengthens the MTS brand by developing programs that will create and enhance membership value. With over 12 years of professional experience, Kristina brings expansive knowledge and skills to MTS.


Monica OstranderMonica Ostrander
Director of Programs
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202-827-7174

As a member of the MTS Executive Team, the Director of Programs is an integral part of the expansion and growth of all MTS events, programs, and activities, and implementation of the MTS Strategic Plan. Monica coordinates and supervises all MTS programs and activities, including MTS Sections and Committees, the MTS Scholarship Program, the MTS Mentoring Program, the MTS Awards Program, MTS Elections, and MTS Student Sections. With over 8 years of experience as a Programs Director, Monica brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to MTS in her role as Director of Programs.

Amanda JohnstonAmanda Johnston
Director of Marketing, Communications, and Membership

Amanda has more than 20 years of experience as a nonprofit professional with experience in communications, marketing, member relations, fundraising, event planning, public relations, and management. Amanda holds a Master in Business Administration and a Master in Management with a specialization in Marketing from University of Maryland Global Campus and a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Maryland College Park. As the MTS Director of Marketing, Communications, and Membership, Amanda is responsible for Society communications and member support.


Amy MorganteAmy Morgante
Managing Editor, MTS Journal
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Amy has served as the Managing Editor of the Marine Technology Society Journal for over 20 years. She supervises submission of manuscripts, supports the editorial committee, and works directly with Journal authors to prepare manuscripts for final publication.
Lindsey Loughry
Women Leadership in Marine Science & Technology Program Coordinator

Lindsey works to create opportunities for connecting, informing, and inspiring women in the marine science and technology sectors and to further understand the challenges that remain. 

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