people & companies Obituary: Susan Snow-Cotter Director Mass. Office of Coastal Zone Management Susan Snow-Cotter, aged 45 died December 13, 2006 at Brigham and Woman's Hospital in Boston after a three month battle with aggressive inflammatory breast cancer. Susan was the second of four children who grew up in Medfield, Mass. She attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and received a degree in Political Science. Later, she received a Masters in Marine Affairs from the University of Washington. Snow-Cotter and her fisherman and commercial captain husband, John met in Seattle, moved to Saipan and returned to Massachusetts when Susan was hired to work in the MA office of Coastal Zone Management. She worked at CZM for 12 years; spending the last few years as Associate Director and as Director this past year. As such Susan headed up the Environmental Affairs and Ocean Management Initiative, which was the first in the nation. Balancing human use with environapproaches to the entire Gulf of Maine region. In particular she spearheaded a region wide effort to map the seafloor off the entire New England coast. Susan's love of the ocean was deep seeded. During her brief treatment, she enjoyed many walks on the beach in Hull and she enjoyed rowing with the crew in Hingham. She was a particularly good stroke because she was strong, steady and quiet. Susan leaves many family members, both parents, her husband, John and their two children: Carley and Nicholas. A service to celebrate her very full life was celebrated at Old Ship Church in Hingham December 18, 2006 surrounded by over 400 friends, colleagues and relatives. Donations in her memory may be made to the Snow-Cotter Family fund c/o Hingham Institution for Savings, 55 Main Street, Hingham, MA 02043 (Attn. Mary Lampert) (Source: Exerpted from Hingham Journal, Dec. 21, 2006) mental protection in the ocean was a passion for her. Susan served as Chair of the Gulf of Maine Council on the Environment; she served on the Northeast Regional Ocean Council; the US Committee on Ocean Policy Federal/State Task Team on Research Priorities; and she was the Chair of the State's Coastal Hazards Commission. Susan led many efforts to bring innovative management ing time for the company as we expand into new markets," said Clutton. "I intend to ensure that the company maintains its emphasis on innovation and customer service and I am looking forward to introducing new products currently in development that I am confident will bring important benefits to the industry." Barry Clutton has taken over from Ian Polley, Nigel Kelland and Barry Clutton. New MD for Sonardyne Barry Clutton (pictured right) has been appointed as managing director of Sonardyne International Ltd, a specialist in subsea acoustic positioning, navigation and communications. He has moved into the managing director's post following nine years as the company's finance director. "I am greatly looking forward to playing a key role in Sonardyne's future which promises to be an excitwww,seadiscovery.com Marine Technology Reporter 45
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