Director, NW Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology
Ann Avary has served as Director of the NW Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology since November 2006. During that time, she has conducted four statewide workforce studies with Washington State University and has been involved with groups in support of the high demand maritime workforce of Washington State. She also serves as Chair for the Marine League of Schools, a national consortium of marine technology education providers. Avary has been directly involved in embedding standards based curriculum in the marine technology programs in Washington State. As Principal Investigator for the Composites Recycling Technician Education Program, she is taking a leadership role in introducing sustainability and sustainable technologies to community and technical college programs. When not working, Ann can be found spending time with her family and pursuing amateur cartography and very amateur gardening.