director Director of the National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Ellen Herbst

Ellen Herbst joined the federal government as Director, National Technical Information Service (NTIS), effective July 11, 2005. As an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NTIS serves our nation as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today.

Ellen has spent 25 years in private industry with extensive involvement with growing businesses in the security, processing and imaging systems markets. She has held senior management positions at Spectra Systems Corporation, a supplier of security materials, and Giesecke & Devrient America, a supplier of banknotes, security documents and currency automation systems. Ms. Herbst has also held various key management positions at E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company where she served as Business Manager for their Digital Systems and Equipment Service Divisions. In addition to these qualifications Ellen has extensive experience in financial and strategic planning and integration of acquisitions.

She received her B.S., in Economics and Accounting in 1979 from The University of Delaware and her M.B.A., in 1995 from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.