MTS Names Ostrander Executive Director

The Marine Technology Society announced that Chris Ostrander was selected as the organization’s new executive director, effective March 8, 2022. An oceanographer and business development executive, Chris has more than 15 years of experience in building and leading complex organizations, advancing mission-driven partnerships, and guiding durable growth for a range of academic, government, and private organizations. 

“After a comprehensive search, we are elated to have Chris lead MTS as the organization’s new executive director. It is a time of growth and acceleration for our organization fueled by the significant advancements in the new blue economy, and Chris’ exceptional background in both marine technology and organizational leadership will propel MTS into the future. We are excited to have him begin working with our members and partners,” said Zdenka Willis, MTS President.

“I’m thrilled to join the Marine Technology Society and to work alongside our extraordinary members and staff to advance the public understanding of marine technology and to elevate awareness of the importance of marine technology to our collective well-being. I believe that finding solutions to many of society’s toughest environmental challenges — spanning energy production, climate adaptation and mitigation, fisheries, and ocean and marine health — depends on the robust development, deployment, and sustained advancement of marine technologies,” Chris said.

Prior to joining the Marine Technology Society, C....

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