Diane McGurgan retired as CASW's Administrator at the end of May 2018 and continues in a consulting role. Diane began her professional career in 1961 as a member of the public relations staff of the American Institute of Physics. In 1978, she was appointed administrative secretary of the National Association of Science Writers; in 1999, in appreciation of her dedication, sensitivity and responsiveness, she was named executive director of NASW, overseeing a membership roster that came to exceed 2,400 by the time she retired in 2008. In 1987, she was invited to join CASW. McGurgan has been described by many as the heart and the glue that binds the science writing community.