Two ERT Employees Among NOAA Fisheries Team Members of the Year

ERT is pleased to announce that Emily Greene and Joanna Magner were recently honored with 2016 Team Member of the Year Awards by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service.

This award, which recognizes contributions to the Nation towards the stewardship of living marine resources, is designated for members of the NOAA Fisheries workforce who are not NOAA Federal employees. Honorees are nominated within each organizational unit, including headquarters, using standard criteria, and the process culminates in the final selection of honorees by the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries.

Greene is a Marine Habitat Program Outreach Specialist supporting the NOAA Office of Habitat Conservation in Silver Spring, Maryland, whose nomination form praised her for stepping into “significant leadership roles,” including supporting the acting Assistant Administrator for Fisheries in his role as a board member of the National Fish Habitat Partnership. It went on to state, “she exemplifies organizational excellence through her commitment to the Agency’s mission, strong work ethic, confident leadership, effective time management, and positive attitude.” Greene’s selection was announced in the OHC Highlights newsletter.

Magner is a Biological Technician supporting the Alaska Fisheries Science Center’s (AFSC) Resource Assessment and Conservation Engineering Division in Seattle, Washington, who spends much of her time in the field. Magner’s award was delivered via email by Dr. Douglas DeMaster, Science Director of the AFSC, who stated, "Your impact on the (Rapid Science Synthesis Team) has been tremendous and your ideas on how to improve things will continue to help the group moving forward. Your ability to work with others has been a tremendous asset and your service-oriented approach to your job has been noticed by all you have worked with. I also admire your willingness to enthusiastically take on new tasks as needs and opportunities arise. You are truly deserving of this award."