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SAMPE North America names first woman CEO

News | May 1, 2023 | By:

The Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE) North America search committee has named Rebekah Stacha as its CEO, effective June 1st. Stacha is the first woman CEO for SAMPE in its 79-year history.

Rebekah Stacha

“SAMPE has always been a community that champions diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the appointment of our first female CEO to lead our society into the future is truly something to celebrate,” said Scott Stephenson, SAMPE North America president and acting CEO. “Stacha’s expertise in the strategic planning, implementation, and management of peer-reviewed journals, books, and technical library applications will help SAMPE drive its key initiatives into the future.”

Rebekah Stacha is a seasoned association professional with over 20 years of experience in leadership, publishing solutions, operations management, and people development. As director of multimedia and publishing at the Society of Petroleum Engineers, she was instrumental in the organization’s digital transformation which streamlined workflows that increased efficiency and customer satisfaction. A graduate of the Mays School of Business at Texas A&M University with a degree in management, she is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and is an active member of several professional organizations which includes the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives, Society of Scholarly Publishing, and American Society of Association Executives.

“One of the greatest points I’ve learned is that the SAMPE community is filled with kind and compassionate people who want to make a difference” Stacha says. “I’m honored to be entrusted with growing the SAMPE community.” To learn more about Rebekah Stacha, visit her LinkedIn page. 

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