ANN ARBOR, Mich. — NSF International announced Tina Yerkes, Ph.D., has been appointed as general manager of filtration products under its Global Water Division, according to a press release.

In her new position, Yerkes will help NSF grow its auditing, testing and certification services for point-of-use (POU) and point-of-entry (POE) drinking water treatment and filtration products, stated the release.

The release reported that Yerkes has over 20 years of experience in strategic business unit operations with a focus in water quality issues, environmental education and wetlands conservation.

She has held leadership positions at nonprofit organizations with program areas steering research initiatives, conservation efforts and environmental awareness, and prior to her position with NSF, Yerkes served as chief operating officer of The Stewardship Network as well as spent over 12 years in management roles at Ducks Unlimited, eventually becoming director of conservation programs, continued the release.

Yerkes holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in chemistry and ecology from Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate in zoology with a focus on waterfowl and wetlands from the University of Manitoba, noted the release.

“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’s Global Water Division. “She’s a proven leader, who is strongly committed to protecting and improving public health and the environment.”

You can find the release here.