American Geophysical Union
Christine McEntee, AGU’s Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), is orchestrating major changes for the organization. Since her arrival in September 2010, McEntee has guided AGU through a realignment that reflects the programs and goals of its strategic plan. As outlined, the strategic plan will modernize AGU and make it more responsive to the needs of its 61,000 members. Other accomplishments during her tenure to date include building strategic partnerships with allied Earth science organizations in the United States and internationally; modernizing AGU’s journals and publication; and broadening use of social media to reach members. Before taking the helm of AGU, McEntee served as executive vice president and chief executive officer of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and as chief executive officer of the American Council of Cardiology (ACC) and its Foundation. A native of Burgettstown, PA, McEntee received her master’s degree in Health Administration from The George Washington University and her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Georgetown University. She has completed the Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management Advanced Executive Program.