Marcie MerksamerVice President at EnviroManagement & Secretary General of BEMA
Using her training as an environmental biologist, Marcie has focused on aquatic invasive species and ballast water management topics for 19 years. She assists shipowners with regulatory compliance and guides ballast water treatment technology manufacturers through US and international approvals. A primary goal in her work is to facilitate productive working relationships between scientists, technology developers, industry and regulatory stakeholders.
Marcie is Vice President of EnviroManagement, Inc., an environmental services and consulting company she co-founded in 2002. As a Fellow of The Institute for Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), she attends IMO meetings as an IMarEST delegate and is Co-Chair of the IMarEST Ballast Water Special Interest Group. Marcie also serves as the Secretary General for the Ballastwater Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (BEMA). Marcie lives in California with her husband Jeff and their “canine fur-babies” Jolie and Cosmo, and enjoys traveling, gardening, hiking, ocean activities, and yoga.