Global public health organization NSF Intl. has appointed Tina Yerkes, Ph.D., to general manager of filtration products under its Global Water Div. Yerkes will help NSF Intl. grow its testing, auditing and certification services for point-of-use and point-of-entry drinking water treatment and filtration products.
“Tina has a strong background in supporting business unit growth, leading high performing teams and driving client-focused business innovation,” said Clif McLellan, vice president of NSF Intl.’s Global Water Div. “She’s a proven leader, who is strongly committed to protecting and improving public health and the environment.”
Yerkes has more than 20 years of experience in strategic business unit operations with an emphasis in water quality issues, wetlands conservation and environmental education. She has held leadership positions at non-profit organizations with large, diverse program areas driving environmental awareness, research initiatives and conservation efforts. She most recently served as COO of The Stewardship Network and also spent more than 12 years in management roles at Ducks Unlimited, culminating in director of conservation programs.
Yerkes earned her doctoral degree in zoology with an emphasis on wetlands and waterfowl from the University of Manitoba, a master’s degree in ecology and chemistry from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology from the University of Maryland. She has also completed executive education programs from Harvard Business School.
Source: NSF Intl.