New president installed at ASTM International
Katharine “Kathie” Morgan began work Wednesday as the new president of ASTM International, a major standards development organization. She succeeds James A. Thomas, who served as president for 25 years.
Morgan has worked for ASTM for 33 years. She was executive vice president for the past two years. Before that, she was vice president of technical committee operations, leading a 50-member team that supports the volunteer work of ASTM’s 30,000 members.
Morgan is a board member of the American National Standards Institute’s board of directors, the Council of Engineering and Scientific Executives, the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization, the Society for Standards Professionals (SES), the American Society of Association Executives, and a former member of the Standards Council of Canada’s Standards Development Organization Advisory Committee.
Morgan holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., and a master’s degree in business administration from Widener University in Chester, Pa.