Remembering Mary Beth Maddox
It is with great sadness that we announce that our Executive Director Mary Beth Maddox passed away on August 24, 2018, after a tough and valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.
Mary Beth was an energetic and compassionate leader who was committed to TAMEST’s mission. We will remember her enthusiasm, optimism and infectious laugh. She was an inspiration to the staff, both professionally and personally, and will be truly missed.
“Mary Beth was a highly effective and engaging leader,” says TAMEST Board President Gordon R. England. “Her knowledge, commitment, approachable manner and positive attitude was instrumental in moving TAMEST forward to better serve the research community, industry and the citizens of the state of Texas. TAMEST members will miss her profoundly and we all offer our deepest condolences to her husband and family.”
Mary Beth is survived by her husband David Loose and his children Tim and Elizabeth Loose, her mother Betty Maddox, her brother Michael Maddox, and her nieces Katie Beth, Anna and Abby.
Mary Beth Maddox served as executive director of TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas) from 2013 until her passing on August 24, 2018. The TAMEST Board of Directors has created the Mary Beth Maddox Excellence Fund to honor and remember her.
The fund was established to support projects and initiatives that advance the ideals, vision and mission of the organization. The fund has been initiated with $25,000 in funding and is open to all for donations.
TAMEST will also celebrate and honor Mary Beth’s life and service at our annual conference in January 2019.
TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas) is the state’s premier scientific organization. Our membership includes all Texas-based members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the state’s Nobel Laureates.
To make Texas a premier destination for innovation and world-class research in medicine, engineering, science and technology. We will improve the lives of our citizens and grow the economy.
We bring together the state’s brightest minds in medicine, engineering, science and technology to foster collaboration, and to advance research, innovation and business in Texas.