Etta Reyes Associate Director, Administration http://nmaonline.org/ Our association is crucial in these difficult times. One of the most useful and instrumental services offered to members is that we provide guidance and solutions for the continuation of their work load so as to keep people engaged and employed in their business. Economic recovery means keeping jobs… Read more »

Mark Herzog Executive Director http://www.vacats.org/ The Virginia Biotechnology Association (VaBIO) launched a new initiative called “the Virginia Council on Advanced Technology Skills (VCATS) to design a fast track online pathway that connects people to 21st Century jobs. An individual can take an online assessment and receive a certification for advanced manufacturing or bioscience skills depending… Read more »

Dorothy I. Mitstifer, PhD Kappa Omicron Nu http://www.achsnatl.org/ I believe the following initiatives focus on issues that have potential for the long-term impact on the economy via projects having to do with social responsibility. Kappa Omicron Nu, an honor society for the human sciences, is inaugurating a social responsibility theme for the next academic year… Read more »

Patrick J. Natale, P.E., F.ASCE Executive Director http://www.asce.org/ For years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has been a strong advocate for the nation’s infrastructure, and our Report Card for America’s Infrastructure has become a go-to source for legislators, the media and the public relating to all things ‘infrastructure’. Of course, when President Obama… Read more »