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Mary Reiley Elected Vice President of SETAC North America

Tuesday, August 27, 2013   (0 Comments)
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The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America Board of Directors elected Mary Reiley as Vice President for the 2013–2014 term. Reiley will assume her new position in November at the SETAC North America 34th Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn., and after one year she will become President of SETAC North America.

As Vice President, Reiley will serve on the Executive Committee and will chair the Long-Range Planning Committee. As President, she will lead the 15-person Board of Directors, which oversees policy and program decisions for the Society’s 4,000 North America members and maintains fiscal responsibility over an annual budget of $2 million.

An expert in science policy and environmental regulation, Reiley has served on numerous SETAC boards, committees and advisory groups for more than 20 years. Reiley has been with the USEPA Office of Water for 29 years and currently serves as Senior Research Coordinator of the agency’s National Water Program. In this position, she leads teams of technical experts, scientists and policy experts to define research needs for informed regulatory and policy decision-making and actions. She has also been appointed to coordinate the Nutrient Program for the USEPA Office of Science and Technology, and to co-chair a technical panel for the agency’s Risk Assessment Forum to promote communication of difficult and controversial risk assessment issues and their incorporation into appropriate guidance. Her career, involvement in SETAC and personal experience has cut across nearly every program and a wide-range of scientific disciplines and engaged many other agencies, non-governmental organizations, academics and industry scientists. She holds a master’s degree in environmental biology from George Mason University.

"Mary Reiley brings outstanding leadership together with an intricate knowledge of the Society to her new position,” said Greg Schiefer, SETAC North America Executive Director. "Her extensive experience ensures the continuous growth of the Society.”

Reiley is looking forward to advancing the goals and mission of SETAC North America and representing the geographic unit to the SETAC World Council. "I am ready to take on the role of strategic planner, facilitator, organizer and leader,” said Reiley and continued, "SETAC has provided me not only with amazing career and personal opportunities, it has provided me with an invaluable education in what can be accomplished when the intellect of diverse disciplines is harnessed and focused. […] My pursuits will be directed toward our financial soundness as we move through some very uncertain times while serving our members with quality programs and opportunities.”

For more information, contact SETAC at setac@setac.org or 850 469 1500.


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