Katharine E. Morgan is president of ASTM International, one of the world’s largest organizations for the development of international voluntary consensus standards. With three decades of experience in increasingly strategic and managerial roles at ASTM International, Morgan is a respected leader in the global standards community. After earning her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, Morgan began her career at ASTM supervising the standards development work of several technical committees. In 1990, she rose to become a director, overseeing several managers and their respective committees
Morgan was named general manager of the Technical Committee Support department in 2001. In this role, she oversaw several areas, including symposia, workshops, international activities, committee services, meeting services, and contract management services. In 2007, Morgan was appointed vice president of Technical Committee Operations. In this position, she directed a 50-member team, leading efforts to create, track, evaluate, and adjust strategic business plans for each of the division’s units. In addition, as part of ASTM’s senior leadership team, Morgan helped guide ASTM’s overall policies, finances and partnerships.
Morgan is one of the world’s prominent voices on standardization related issues. She is a member of the American National Standards Institute’s Board of Directors, the Council of Engineering and Scientific Executives, the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization, the Society for Standards Professionals (SES), the American Society of Association Executives, and former member of the Standards Council of Canada’s Standards Development Organization Advisory Committee.
Morgan also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania.
Kathie Morgan, an Executive Q&A in The Philadelphia Inquirer
Katharine Morgan, Vicepresidente Ejecutiva de ASTM International, an article in Colombia’s Noticreto
High-quality standards help ensure our safety, an op-ed by Kathie Morgan in United Arab Emirates’ The National
Para el sector de la Construcción, los estándares son fundacionales, an interview with Kathie in Chile's Construcción magazine.
Understanding Standards of Safety Certification for America and Its Children, an op-ed by Kathie Morgan in an "Early Childhood Safety Supplement" of USA Today
Experts Share What’s Most Important to Kids’ Safety at Home, a Q&A session with experts, including Kathie Morgan in an "Early Childhood Safety Supplement" of USA Today