Emily Menashes named to new NOAA Fisheries operations post

Emily Menashes, a veteran of overseeing many federal coastal and ocean conservation and management issues, assumes a new post as deputy assistant administrator for operations at NOAA Fisheries on Monday, Sept. 25.

In her new role, she will provide oversight of the agency’s budget and facilities operations nationally. She will also oversee the headquarters offices of Human Capital Management; International Affairs, Trade and Commerce; Law Enforcement; Aquaculture; Policy; Communications; EEO; and the implementation of the National Seafood Strategy. 

Menashes most recently served as deputy assistant administrator for programs and administration at NOAA Research. She held leadership-level positions across several line offices including NOAA Fisheries, NOAA Ocean Service, and NOAA Research. She also held a yearlong detail as the Deputy Director for Ocean and Coastal Policy at the White House Council on Environmental Policy.

Menashes grew up in Pennsylvania and Connecticut. She holds a masters in marine resource management from Oregon State University, and a B.A. in Biology and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College.