Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART) Announces New Leadership as Jackie King Retires and Susan Decourcey Takes Over as Executive Director

Susan DeCourcey

BEL AIR, Md.— June 1, 2022 — Susan DeCourcey is the NEW Executive Director of SMART.

DeCourcey has an extensive resume and most recently served as executive director of Washington-based Management Solutions Plus. DeCourcey has extensive experience in leadership positions in commercial, scientific and medical organizations. She served as Director of Society Management and Publishing Services at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). In the past, she has also held the title of Executive Director of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF); vice president of client solutions at Visual Data Systems; and Vice President of Membership, IT and Operations at the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).

“I am thrilled and honored to be SMART’s next executive director,” said DeCourcey. “Jackie King’s legacy is a strong and thriving organization. I look forward to working with management and advocating on behalf of SMART members to build on the great work that has already been done to ensure continued success in expanding SMART’s impact across the country. global scale.

Since 2009, Jackie King has had a significant impact on SMART as Executive Director.

During his tenure, King was an effective leader in expanding the association’s impact globally. Membership of SMART has expanded in parts of the world where the textile recycling market has grown, including India, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates. King has been credited with several key accomplishments, including helping raise awareness about textile reuse and recycling. King said she was also proud to help SMART, “end the East African Community (EAC) used clothing import ban, develop the code of conduct for collecting SMART clothing and creating teaching materials for K-8 students on textile reuse and recycling.”

King’s leadership efforts have improved networking at regional meetings and annual conventions. King’s leadership also significantly affected the educational component of SMART’s mission, raising awareness of issues in the textile recycling industry.

Posted: June 1, 2022

Source: Association of Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles (SMART)

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