“Having been informed by Jim Thomas of his intention to retire, the executive committee of the board set out on a search for candidates whose passion for ASTM would again result in excellent stewardship of the society,” said Thomas A Schwartz, 2014 chairman of the ASTM board of directors. “Kathie is precisely that individual, with her instinctual knowledge of the workings of ASTM technical committees, the industry sectors they represent, as well as the global standardization landscape.”

Morgan came to ASTM in 1984 as a staff manager and soon assumed roles of increasing responsibility in standards development at ASTM, rising to her current post in 2007. 

She assume the position of ASTM executive vice president on March 1, 2015 up to Thomas’ retirement on in February 2017.

Deep dedication

“Since assuming the presidency in 1992, Jim Thomas’ leadership has had an enormous positive impact on ASTM and its stakeholders,” said Schwartz. “Jim is a respected ambassador, advocate and a voice not only for ASTM, but also for strategic standardization as a whole. We wish Jim and Kathie well, and appreciate their deep dedication to the future of ASTM.”