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People on the Move

New York, May 22, 2009

People on the Move spotlights trailblazers in standardization, highlighting their latest achievements, advancements, and contributions to the standards community.

The American Dental Association (ADA), a member and accredited standards developer of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has recently named Dr. Kathleen T. O'Loughlin executive director / chief operating officer effective June 1.

Bringing thirty years of experience of private practice, education, research, and management in the dental profession, she will carry out the leadership's vision for the association, and foster its role of leading advocate for oral health.

Prior to joining ADA, Dr. O'Loughlin worked for United Healthcare as its chief dental officer. Formerly the president and chief executive officer of Dental Services of Massachusetts Inc., she also served as the president of the Oral Health Foundation of Massachusetts (now called DentaQuest Foundation).

An assistant clinical professor in the Department of General Dentistry of Tufts University, Dr. O'Loughlin is also a member of its Board of Trustees.

After earning a BS in biology from Boston University, she received her dental degree from Tufts in 1981, and a master's degree in public health and health care management from Harvard University School of Public Health in 1998.

The American Gas Association (AGA), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has appointed Kristin Schrader Marcell as director of communications.

In this capacity, she will plan and implement communications strategies to promote natural gas and its applications to stakeholders, including media, industry leaders, members of Congress and consumers.

Ms. Schrader Marcell joins AGA from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), where she served as the official spokesperson and director of communications.

Prior to joining FMCSA, Ms. Schrader Marcell worked as political director for the Partnership for America and as director of external affairs for the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources.

Formerly a political action committee manager with General Electric, she also served as a legislative staffer for former U.S Representative John T. Doolittle (R-CA).

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