MARCO is pleased to announce the arrival of Judy Tucker as our new Administrative and Financial Assistant. In her new role, Judy plays an integral role in working with the MARCO Management Board and Staff in advancing MARCO’s priorities to address challenges facing the ocean, and engage diverse ocean stakeholders and decision makers in meaningful participation in MARCO’s initiatives. She oversees MARCO’s fiscal coordination and provides core support for our Executive Director and Management Board on meetings, administration and logistics.
Judy comes to MARCO from The Coastal Society where she has served as Executive Director since 1990. A membership organization of government, academic and private sector professionals and students from diverse disciplines, The Coastal Society addresses emerging coastal resource management issues through networking, educational meetings, and publications. Her roles include membership administration, conference planning, support of long-range planning, budgeting and financial management, development and grant management, and non-profit regulation compliance.
Judy began her early career in retail store management, but soon transitioned from customer service to membership service in non-profit organizations. She served as Director of Member Services and Director of Accreditation for the National Society of Public Accountants, directing the membership marketing program, developing marketing plans for non-dues income generating products and services, implementing a national public relations program about the profession, and supervising two examinations and the renewal program of continuing education. She was Account Coordinator for the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies and the Friends of the National Arboretum with responsibilities including the management of membership, meetings, exhibitions, donations, subscriptions, and communications.
Also working as an independent consultant, she has designed marketing plans, conducted market research on product development and consumer attitudes, facilitated focus groups, and designed member surveys and telemarketing scripts. She presented seminars on board training, marketing, and effective volunteer management.
Judy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and a Master’s in Business Administration from the College of William and Mary. She maintains the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation. She learned volunteer leadership through participation in the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Junior League, PTA, and Boy Scouts of America. Her proudest accomplishment is the transfer of her passion for healthy coasts and oceans to her son who is currently enrolled as a graduate student in marine policy at the University of Delaware. She and her husband reside in Williamsburg, VA, and share a common interest in teaching Colonial American history to visitors to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.