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New Class of FLC Officers Elected at 2017 National Meeting

2017 election results

During the 2017 FLC national meeting in San Antonio, Texas, the FLC held its annual elections for open positions to serve on the Executive Board and as regional officers. While absentee ballots were available from March 24 – April 18, onsite voting took place April 25 – 26 and was open to Consortium Representatives whose memberships are registered with the Consortium Recording Secretary.

This year’s election will usher in several big changes starting from the top down with a new FLC Chair and Vice-Chair—replacing current Chair Paul Zielinski, Director of the Technology Partnerships Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and Vice-Chair Mark Reeves, Group Leader, Sponsored Research, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). In addition to the Chair and Vice-Chair positions, FLC members also elected three Members-at-Large. Elections also took place for the Mid-Continent, Northeast, and Southeast regions. 

The following are the winners from this year’s FLC election. These elected officers will serve 2-year terms at the start of the new fiscal year beginning October 1, 2017.  The FLC looks forward to continuing innovative progress in promoting, educating and facilitating technology transfer (T2) with these leading federal laboratory professionals at the helm of the organization.

FLC Chair
John Dement, NSWC Crane

Jeremy Benton, Y-12 National Security Complex/Pantex Plant

Linda Burger, National Security Agency
Janeya Griffin, NASA Armstrong
Marc Suddleson, NOAA

Northeast Regional Coordinator
Valerie Larkin, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport

Northeast Deputy Regional Coordinator
Laurie Bagley, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Southeast Regional Coordinator
Mike Merriken, SPAWAR Atlantic

Southeast Deputy Regional Coordinator
Kevin Brand, CDC

Mid-Continent Regional Coordinator
Jackie Kerby-Moore, Sandia National Laboratories

Mid-Continent Deputy Regional Coordinator
John Eisemann, USDA APHIS Wildlife Services

To learn more about each of these newly elected FLC officers, visit http://bit.ly/2q0pAtA.


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