Marty Kress

Executive Director

Marty is the creator and Executive Director of the Global Water Institute.

Under his leadership, the Institute works to integrate assets and capabilities to solve pressing complex issues. Marty builds partnerships with developing nations and creates sustainable systems solutions focused on the nexus of water, food, hygiene and sanitation.

Prior to joining Ohio State in 2013, Marty was the Executive Director of the Von Braun Center for Science & Innovation in Huntsville. He also worked for the U.S. Senate (Senior Staff Member for the Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Space), NASA (Associate Administrator for Legislative Affairs and Deputy Center Director of NASA Glenn), and Battelle (Vice President/General Manager of the NASA Sector). He has degrees from Notre Dame, Northeastern, and MIT, and was a PhD candidate in political science at Georgetown.


Marty Kress