SNAME Staff

SNAME
99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 310
Alexandria, VA  22314
USA
Telephone +1-703-997-6701
Fax +1-703-997-6702

SNAME Europe Office
c/o ELKCO Marine Consultants
61, Poseidonos Avenue
Paleo Faliro, 175 62
Attica, Greece

Telephone: +30 210 452 8205
Fax: +30 210 452 8202

Joe Comer

Interim Executive Director

Phone: 703-997-6709
Email:
 jcomer@sname.org

Matthew Mantione, CAE
Senior Director
Phone: 703-997-6707
Email:
mmantione@sname.org


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Responsibilities:

  • Membership Engagement Strategy 
  • Marketing & Communication 
  • Volunteer Relations, Recruitment and Retention Programs
  • Membership Services, Operations, Sales and Publications 
  • Supports the Executive Director in Strategic Initiatives


Sofia Iliogrammenou, Director of Regional Member Services

Phone: 0030 210 4528205
Email: siliogrammenou@sname.org 




Responsibilities:

  • Recruits and retains membership in the region of Europe and Middle East
  • Supports section leadership and members in a professional and timely manner in the region
  • Identifies opportunities and addresses challenges in the region
  • Point of contact in Europe and Middle East
  • Supports SNAME events and plans SNAME participation in international events in the region
  • Coordinates the Technical Program of SNAME Maritime Convention 
  • Staff liaison to the Scholarships Committee
  • Point of contact outside of SNAME Headquarters working hours

Katherine Hartness, Director of Events
Phone: 703-997-6710
Email:khartness@sname.org




Kathy comes to us as an experienced and detail-oriented events director with nearly 20 years of successful event management across a variety of industries in engaging large and small scale environments.  Most recently with Clarion Events and the NAB Show, she has run events for anywhere from 10 to 100,000 attendees. Kathy is Certified in Exposition Management (CEM) and truly enjoys her role in bringing people together for face-to-face meetings.  Originally from the DC area, she earned her degree at the University of Maryland and currently resides in Falls Church, VA.


Deryck White
Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Phone: 703-997-6703
Email: dwhite@sname.org

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Ron Akins
Membership Coordinator
Phone: 703-997-6703
Email:
 akins@sname.org


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Brenda Zelada, Events Coordinator
Phone: 703-997-6710
Email: bzelada@sname.org


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    Lia Vang, Director of Finance
    Phone: 703-997-6713
    Email: lvang@sname.org




    Responsibilities:
    • Supervises the financial and accounting operations of SNAME
    • Initiates and sets up the annual Operating Budget including its periodic variance reporting – actual vs. budget
    • Ascertains compliance with generally accepted accounting standards and existing government regulatory agencies
    • Prepares the financial management reporting requirements of SNAME management and affiliated companies
    • Coordinates the annual audit of the books and records of SNAME and its affiliate
    • Performs other tasks that may be required by the Executive Director and/or the Executive Committee
    Michael Burgess, Accountant
    Phone: 703-997-6714
    Email: mburgess@sname.org

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    Responsibilities:

    • Improve the operational systems, processes and policies in support of society’s vision, specifically, improve management reporting, information flow and financial management business processes.
    • Prepare, record, and process accounts payable and cash disbursements.
    • Prepare, record, and process accounts receivable and cash receipts.
    • Perform monthly bank reconciliations.
    • Analyze transactions and develop responses to questions received related to financial transactions.
    • Proactively seek out resolutions to potential audit findings.
    • Develop procedures and updates to support activity related to job functions.
    • Prepare schedules and analysis for the annual audit.
    • Working with appropriate staff, propose internal controls and quality checks; ensure controls are in compliance with the society’s policies and procedures.
    • Contribute to the preparation, maintenance and revision of the accounting manual includes assistance with drafting policies and procedures, and providing training and education to staff on various accounting related issues.    



    Alan Rowen, PE CE Course Evaluator and Coordinator
    Phone: 201-499-5062
    Email: arowen@sname.org










    Responsibilities:
    • Evaluator for papers, presentations, and courses submitted for PE Continuing Education accreditation.
    • Selects books for review and assigns reviewers
    Alex Landsburg, Technical & Research Program Coordinator
    Phone: 703-997-6715
    Email: alandsburg@sname.org


     







    Responsibilities:

    • Oversees T&R Program policies, procedures, and budgets
    • Primary contact for submitting T&R proposals, T&R project reports, and T&R funding requests
    • Liaison with Section T&R Representatives
    • Provides technical and professional support for headquarters staff and at the Annual Meeting