Katharine E. Morgan was named president of ASTM International, one of the world’s largest organizations for the development of international voluntary consensus standards. With three decades of experience in increasingly strategic and managerial roles at ASTM International, Morgan is a respected leader in the global standards community. After earning her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., Morgan began her career at ASTM supervising the standards development work of several technical committees. In 1990, she rose to become a director, overseeing several managers and their respective committees. Morgan was named general manager of the Technical Committee Support department in 2001. In 2007, Morgan was appointed vice president of Technical Committee Operations. In this position, she directed a 50-member team, leading efforts to create, track, evaluate and adjust strategic business plans for each of the division’s units. In addition, as part of ASTM’s senior leadership team, Morgan helped guide ASTM’s overall policies, finances and partnerships. Morgan has an MBA from Widener University in Chester, Pa.
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