TMS Press Releases


01/16 - TMS Appoints Adrianne Carolla to Deputy Executive Director

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Angela Fenwick
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The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)
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January 16, 2013 Warrendale, PA Adrianne Carolla has been named Deputy Executive Director of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). She succeeds James J. Robinson, who held the position prior to his appointment to TMS Executive Director in May 2012.

Most recently, Carolla served as Director of Finance & Operations for TMS. In her new role, Carolla will incorporate oversight of business development and events, programming and sales activities with her continued responsibility for operational infrastructure and financial strategy and management.

"Adrianne's strong background in operations management and finance complements and further strengthens the TMS executive leadership team," said Robinson. "Since joining TMS in 2010, she has distinguished herself time and again as an invaluable staff leader in our financial and operational areas and as a trusted servant-leader to our volunteers at the highest levels of the organization. I am delighted that she and I will extend our collaboration in this new manner to better advance the interests of the TMS membership."

Carolla joined TMS from Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA), where she served as Executive Director. Prior to that, she held increasingly responsible management positions at A&WMA, including Senior Director, Director of Meetings & Education, and Technical Program Manager. Overall, Carolla brings more than 20 years experience in technical associations and non-profit management. She also has experience as an air quality meteorologist.

Carolla, who earned a B.S. in meteorology from Pennsylvania State University, is a Certified Association Executive (CAE). She is also a member (and former board member) of the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives, secretary of the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice (IPEP) Foundation, a member and the past president of the Pittsburgh Society of Association Executives and a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the Society for Human Resources Management.

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a member-driven international professional society dedicated to fostering the exchange of learning and ideas across the entire range of materials science and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production, to basic research and the advanced applications of materials. Included among its 11,000 professional and student members are metallurgical and materials engineers, scientists, researchers, educators, and administrators from more than 70 countries on six continents.

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