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FLC Elects New Leaders at 2016 National Meeting

FLC Elections

Last week, FLC members came together to choose new leaders at our 2016 national meeting in Chicago. This newly elected crop of highly qualified members will serve on the Executive Board and manage three regions.

Marianne Lynch (Department of Energy) and Theresa Baus (Naval Undersea Warfare Center, DivisionNewport) will continue for a second term as Recording Secretary and Finance Officer, respectively. Marianne brings a diverse perspective to her role, with experience at four different federal agencies. Theresa brings a wealth of experience with the FLC to her position, having served in many leadership roles and won several awards.

Cathy Cohn (Agricultural Research Service) was reelected as a Member-at-Large (MAL), where she’s particularly active on the FLC’s Education & Training Committee. Filling the other two MAL slots are Amanda Horansky McKinney (Naval Research Laboratory) and John Dement (Naval Surface WarfareCenter, Crane Division, who is currently on loan to the State of Indiana). Both are active members and well-received trainers for the FLC’s core curriculum of courses.

In the Far West, the Acting Regional Coordinator and Deputy both have been officially voted in to lead the region’s efforts. As a testament to the tremendous job they’ve done since their temporary appointments in October 2015, Jennifer Stewart (Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division) and Annemarie Meike (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) were confirmed as Regional Coordinator and Deputy, respectively. They have big plans to focus on the FLC’s new water initiatives!

For the Mid-Atlantic Region, Rob Griesbach (Agricultural Research Service) returns for a second term as Regional Coordinator, continuing his efforts to bring more workshops and forums to the region. He’s also a flagship FLC mentor. His new Deputy will be NIST’s Jack Pevenstein, who plans to focus on technology showcases and other educational activities to promote T2 opportunities to the private sector.

Assuming leadership in the Midwest Region are Regional Coordinator Brooke Pyne and Deputy Jenna Dix, both of NSWC Crane. Brooke, a 2015 FLC State and Local Economic Development award winner, is also on our panel of trainers. Jenna, a rising star, helped the lab achieve record numbers of agreementsin her first year on the job.

The FLC will welcome each of these new leaders to office on October 1, 2016. You can learn more about them and their goals here. We congratulate the winners of all the 2016 elections, and thank all of the candidates who ran for office this year!

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