The American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) announced a new Executive Director and management team, effective January 1, 2021.
Ms. Kim Shugar will serve as AMTA’s permanent Executive Director. Based in Tallahassee, Florida, Kim has more than 15 years of senior executive experience in water and environmental policy, water and natural resource management, program administration and project management. Most recently, she served as deputy director for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Policy Chief for the Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee in the Florida House of Representatives. Ms. Shugar has an MS in Environmental Engineering Sciences from the University of Florida and a B.S. in Biology from Mercer University.
“We are honored and excited to introduce Kim to our members and the membrane industry. Her skills and experience will provide AMTA with a fresh outlook and a dedicated focus to expand our partnerships and best serve our members as membrane technology continues to evolve,” said Christine Owen, President, American Membrane Technology Association. “As AMTA’s Executive Director this year, Deena Reppen diligently guided the organization through a difficult and unpredictable time, and we are now well-positioned for a successful 2021. We are grateful for Deena’s service and leadership and look forward to her continued engagement through this important transition.”
As part of AMTA’s new management team, Ms. Nicole Zimmerman will serve as Membership and Events Manager. Ms. Zimmerman has nearly a decade of experience in conference and events management, marketing, operations, customer service and volunteer coordination. She previously worked for the American Water Works Association as an Events Delivery Coordinator and for Total Events & Association Management as Events Manager. Ms. Zimmerman graduated from Ashford University with an MBA and has a BA in General Studies from the University of Nebraska. Nicole is based in Nebraska and will work full-time for AMTA.
“As the AMTA Board of Directors and membership welcomes Kim and Nicole to our leadership and management team, we also express our sincere thanks to Janet Jaworski and Total Event & Association Management for 20 years of services and support. We wish TEAM the very best and look forward to working with them in the years ahead,” added Owen.