(Houston, TX) Jean Gould has been appointed Vice President, External Affairs for ABS within the classification society’s corporate headquarters in Houston. Gould will be responsible for a wide range of activities relating to the positioning of ABS with the media and will oversee the extensive publishing and website activity of the society. She replaces Stewart Wade who has retired after 14 years with ABS.
Gould has more than two decades of external affairs experience and has managed public policy issues at the state, national and international levels. She comes to ABS from Coyne PR, a leading public relations agency. Prior to that, she spent 18 years with Exxon Corporation holding a number of positions in operations and corporate affairs.
Gould earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, an MBA from the University of Houston and a Master of Science in Global Affairs from New York University.
Founded in 1862, ABS is a leading international classification society devoted to promoting the security of life, property and the marine environment through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related facilities.
Editor’s Note: A downloadable photograph of Jean Gould can be found on the ABS website.
Vice President, External Affairs