ABO names Rosenthal executive director

The Algal Biomass Organization appointed Mary Rosenthal as the organization's first executive director. Rosenthal's main focus will be to help the ABO accelerate the development of the algal industry through increasing awareness of the benefits of algae among the commercial industry, the general public and policymakers. She has more than 20 years experience in marketing and communications-both with large multinational corporations and entrepreneurial public relations agencies. Most recently, she was the director of communications and public affairs for NatureWorks LLC, a multimillion dollar business unit and joint venture between Cargill Inc. and Teijin of Japan.