As Clean Ocean Action's Chief Operating Officer, Mary-Beth Thompson provides leadership in general office management, human resources, financial recording and reporting, and federal and state legal and insurance compliance. She began as a volunteer with COA in the 1980’s and in 1992 was offered the position of Business Manager. Prior to COA, Mary-Beth worked as a financial administrator in North Jersey and for several Monmouth County businesses. She graduated from Monmouth University in 1980 with a BA in Art and a minor in Business. Mary-Beth and her entire family are entusiastic beachgoers. Her husband, Scott, and three sons with their families are avid all-year-round surfers and active volunteers for COA.