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January 12, 2016

Associations
 
Abigail Ross “Abby” Hopper, previously Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for the United States Department of the Interior, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Solar Energy Industries Association effective January 17, 2017.
 
Victor S. “Vic” Parra, President and Chief Executive Officer of the United Motorcoach Association, has announced his intention to retire effective March 31, 2017.
 
Jeremy Merz, formerly a Policy Advocate at the California Chamber of Commerce, is now Vice President, State Affairs at the Western Regional Office of the American Insurance Association.
 
Amusement & Music Operators Association has moved from West Dundee, IL to Crystal Lake, IL. The phone/fax remain the same.
 
Chelsee A. M. Woodey, currently Director, Legislative Affairs at the International Dairy Foods Association, leaves January 18th. She is joining the American Frozen Food Institute as Vice President, Government Affairs effective January 25, 2017.
 
Association for Information and Image Management International has installed its 2017 Board of Directors. Daniel Antion of American Nuclear Insurers is the new Chair.
 
Charles Eaton, the Chief Executive Officer of the Creating IT Futures Foundation since 2013, is now also the Executive Vice President, Social Innovation of the Computing Technology Industry Association.
 
David K. Owens, the Executive Vice President, Business Operations Group and Regulatory Affairs of the Edison Electric Institute since 2015, is retiring effective June 30, 2017.
 
Philip “PJ” Hoffman is now Director, Regulatory Affairs at the Electronic Transactions Association.
 
The Emergency Nurses Association has installed its 2017 Board of Directors, led by President Karen K. Wiley.
 
Suzanne (Sable) Beall, formerly Director, Federal Legislative Affairs at the National Association of Home Builders, is now Assistant Vice President, Government Relations and Policy at the International Franchise Association.
 
Teresa W. “Terry” Gerton, formerly Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Veterans' Employment and Training Service, United States Department of Labor (since 2013), is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Academy of Public Administration effective January 9, 2017. She replaces Dan Gregory Blair (NAPA CSE since 7/2011), who is retiring effective January 15, 2017.
 
Garrett Levin, currently Senior Counsel at the Committee on the Judiciary of the United States Senate, has been named Deputy General Counsel, Intellectual Property Law and Policy at the National Association of Broadcasters effective January 30, 2017.
 
The National Association of Federal Credit Unions has changed its name to the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions effective January 1, 2017.
 
Elizabeth R. Crocker is now Vice President and Executive Director for the NGA Research and Education Foundation of the National Grocers Association.
 
Joaquin Duato, the Executive Vice President and Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals at Johnson & Johnson, is the new Chairman of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.
 
The Special Libraries Association has installed its new Board of Directors, led by President Dee Magnoni, the Director, Research Library, Los Alamos (NM) National Laboratory, United States Department of Energy.
 
 
Colleges and Universities
 
The trustees of Vassar College have selected Elizabeth Howe Bradley to serve as the college’s 11th President, effective July 1, 2017. Bradley comes to Vassar following a two decade career at Yale University, where she is the Head of Branford College, Faculty Director of the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute and the Bready-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy in the Yale School of Public Affairs.
 
Thomas J. LeBlanc has been appointed the 17th President of George Washington University, effective August 2017. LeBlanc currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Provost of the University of Miami, a position he has held since 2005. He also briefly served as Interim President of the University of Miami in 2015.
 
 
Foundations
 
At Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, LLC, David A. Plouffe was named President, Policy and Advocacy.
 
Jonathan Pershing, previously Special Envoy for Climate Change, United States Department of State, was named Director, Environment Program at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, effective January 17, 2017.   
 
Dr. Rajiv Shah, previously Administrator, United States Agency for International Development, was named President at Rockefeller Foundation, effective March 1, 2017. 
 
 
 
 
 

January 5, 2017

Associations
 
Molly Corbett Broad, who has been President (CSE) of the American Council on Education since 5/1/08, is leaving effective October 31, 2017.
 
Joseph R. “Joe”Swedish, the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Anthem, Inc. is the new Chair of America's Health Insurance Plans.
 
The Association of School Business Officials International has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Acting President Mark C. Pepera.
 
Joshua B. “Josh” Bolten, currently Managing Director, Rock Creek Global Advisors LLC (since 2011) has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Roundtable effective January 23, 2017. He will replace current BRT President John M. Engler (CSE since 1/15/11), who is retiring.
 
Gary H, Bruebaker, the Chief Investment Officer of the Washington State Investment Board, is the new Vice Chair of the Financial Accounting Foundation. Susan J. Carter, Anthony J. Dowd, and T. Eloise Foster have joined the FAF’s Board of Trustees.
 
Shawn Coughlin, formerlyPrincipal and Chief Operating Officerat Capitol Health Group, LLC, is now Executive Vice President, Government Relations and Public Policy at the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems effective January 3rd.
 
Craig R. McKinley, the President and Chief Executive Officer (CSE since 1/1/15) of the National Defense Industrial Association, has postponed his December 31, 2016 retirement date. He will remain until his successor is chosen. NDIA has retained Korn/Ferry International to facilitate its search to fill the position.
 
Jessie Roy Robinson, the Executive Director (CSE) of the National Guard Association of Mississippi since 4/1/08, has beennamed the next President of the National Guard Association of the United States. Robinson will begin his transition to NGAUS in February 2017. He will replace current NGAUS President Gus L. Hargett, Jr. (CSE since 1/1/2010), who is retiring in April 2017.
 
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has installed its 2017 Executive Committee, led by President Ted Nickel, the Insurance Commissioner of the State of Wisconsin.
 
Cathy Burns, formerly President of the Produce Marketing Association, is now Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2017. She replaces Chief Executive Officer Bryan E. Silbermann (CSE since 7/1/96) who is retiring effective January 31, 2017.
 
The Public Relations Society of America has installed its 2017 Board of Directors, led by Chair Jane E. Dvorak.
 
Perry A. Sook, the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., has been elected Chairman of TVB.
 
Pauli Undesser, formerly Deputy Executive Director (5/2014-12/31/16) of the Water Quality Association, is the new Executive Director effective January 1, 2017. She replaced former Interim Executive Director David A. Westman (CSE 11/2014-12/31/16). Undesser has been on the WQA staff since 2007.
 
Willem De Vos has announced his intention to step down as Chief Executive Officer of the Society of Plastics Engineers in 2017.  The association hopes to complete a search for his replacement by the middle of the year.
 
 
Colleges and Universities
 
The Tennessee Board of Regents has appointed Dr. Flora Tydings as the Chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents, effective February 1, 2017. Tydings currently serves as President of Chattanooga State Community College, a position she has held since July of 2015. She previously served as the President of Athens Technical College from 2003 to 2015. She succeeds interim Chancellor David Gregory.
 
 
 
 
 

December 29, 2016

Associations
 
Katherine Bodoh, currently Deputy Executive Director, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the American Gem Society effective March 1, 2017.
 
Frank Fortin has stepped down as Executive Director of the Society of General Internal Medicine.  He had assumed the position earlier this year.  Chief Operating Officer Kay Ovington has once again assumed the role of Interim Executive Director.
 
Greg Crist is the new Executive Vice President, Public Affairs at the Advanced Medical Technology Association.
 
Michael John Bennett is the 2017 President of the Board of Directors of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, Inc.
 
The American Association of Diabetes Educators has installed its 2017 Board of Directors, led by President Nancy D’Hondt.
 
Melissa Hockstad, formerly Vice President, Petrochemicals (2013-16) at American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Cleaning Institute effective January 1, 2017. She replaced former ACI President and Chief Executive Officer Ernie Rosenberg (CSE 11/1/1999-12/31/16), who had announced on May 31, 2016 that he would be stepping down. Rosenberg will continue as a Senior Advisor to ACI through January 2018.
 
The American Home Furnishings Alliance has installed its 2017 Board of Directors, led by Chairman Richard Magnussen.
 
The American Institute of Architects has installed its 2017 Board of Directors. Thomas V. “Tom” Vonier is now President.
 
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers has installed its 2017 Board of Directors, led by President Thomas Bond Calloway, Jr., the Associate Laboratory Director, Clean Energy, Savannah River (SC) National Laboratory, Savannah River (SC) Field Office, United States Department of Energy.
 
MaryBeth Hepp, formerly Executive Director, Helping Hand Center (2010-16) is the new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Neuroradiology effective January 1, 2017. She replaced former ASNR Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer James B. Gantenberg (CSE 1992-12/31/16), who has retired.
 
Ann M. Haleis the new Chair of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, which has installed its 2017 Executive Committee.
 
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association has installed its 2017 Board of Directors, led by Chairman Simon Caldecott of Piper Aircraft, Inc.
 
Michael D. Dykes, formerly Executive Vice President of the International Dairy Foods Association, is now IDFA President and Chief Executive Officer effective in January 2017. Dykes, who was previously Vice President, Government Affairs at Monsanto Company,  has replaced former IDFA President and Chief Executive Officer Constance E. “Connie” Tipton (CSE 1/1/04-12/31/16), who retired effective December 31, 2016.
 
Esther D. Brimmer, formerly a Professor of Practice and International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, at The George Washington University, and currently an Adjunct Senior Fellow for International Institutions at the Council on Foreign Relations is the new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of NAFSA: Association of International Educators effective January 1, 2017. She replaced former NAFSA Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Marlene M. Johnson (CSE 1998-12/31/16), who retired effective December 31, 2016.
 
Corinne Routhier is now Vice President, Business Development and Member Services and Michael Gleeson is now Director, Government Relations at the National Grocers Association effective January 3, 2017.
 
Maria G. Korsnick, who had served as the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Chief Operating Officer since May 2015 as a loaned executive from Exelon Generation and Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of NEI effective January 1, 2017. She replaced former NEI President and Chief Executive Officer Marvin S. “Marv” Fertel (CSE 2/11/09-12/31/16) who has retired effective December 31, 2016.
 
Jonathan Spalter, the Chair of Mobile Future, is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Telecom Association effective January 1, 2017. He replaced former USTelecom President and Chief Executive Officer Walter B. McCormick Jr. (CSE since July 2001), who retired effective December 31, 2016. 
 
 
Affiliated Organizations
 
At American Clinical Laboratory Association, Julie Helm Khani, previously Executive Vice President, was named President, effective January 1, 2017.
 
Alice Greenwald, previously Executive Vice President, Programs and Memorial Museum Director, was named President and Chief Executive Officer at National September 11 Memorial & Museum, effective January 1, 2017.
 
Irving Washington, previously Deputy Director, was named Executive Director at Online News Association, effective January 1, 2017.
 
 
Charities
 
At Catholic Relief Services, Sean Callahan, previously Chief Operating Officer, was named President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2017.
 
Stacey D. Stewart, previously U.S. President, United Way Worldwide, was named President at March of Dimes Foundation, effective January 1, 2017.
 
 
Museums
 
Steve M. Dubnik was named President and Chief Executive Officer at Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum, effective January 1, 2017.
 
 
 
 
 

December 22, 2016

This Week: At Alabama State University, the contract for President Gwendolyn E. Boyd was terminated
 
Andrew Hoan, previously Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff, is now President and Chief Executive Officer of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.
 
The American Association for Homecare has moved from Washington, DC to Arlington, VA. The (202) phone/fax numbers did not change.
 
The American Coatings Association has moved to a new location in Washington, DC. The phone/fax numbers did not change.
 
KJ Hertz has joined the American Psychiatric Association as Director, Federal Relations.
 
John M. Engler, who has been President (CSE) of the Business Roundtable since 1/15/2011, has announced his intention to retire in mid-2017. He will stay on through July 1, 2017 at the latest. Engler had perviously served as Governor of Michigan and as President and Chief Executive Officer (CSE) of the National Association of Manufacturers.
 
H. Stephen Lieber has announced his retirement as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society effective December 31, 2017. HIMSS is working with Egon Zehnder to lead the search process. The process is expected to be completed by Summer 2017 with the new President and CEO serving alongside H. Stephen Lieber over the final months of 2017. Lieber has served as CSE since April 2000.
 
The Institute of Internal Auditors has moved from Altamonte Springs, FL to Lake Mary, FL. Phone and fax numbers did not change.
 
Teresa W. “Terry” Gerton, currently Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Veterans' Employment and Training Service, United States Department of Labor (since 2013), has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Academy of Public Administration effective January 9, 2017. She replaces Dan Gregory Blair (NAPA CSE since 7/2011), who is retiring effective January 15, 2017.
 
Michael F. “Mike” Consedine, currently Global Head of Government and Policy Affairs at Aegon N.V., is joining The National Association of Insurance Commissioners in early 2017 as its next Chief Executive Officer. The exact date has not yet been announced.  Andrew J. “Andy” Beal, NAIC’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer, has been the Acting Chief Executive Officer since February 2016 and will remain with the association.
 
Michael Marinaccio, formerly Creative Director at NRSC, is now Senior Digital Director at the  U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
 
Vince Peterson, the current Vice President, Overseas Operations at U.S. Wheat Associates, Inc. , has been named President effective in July 2017. He will replace current USW President Alan T. Tracy (CSE since 1997), who is retiring.
 
 
Colleges and Universities
 
At Alabama State University, the contract for President Gwendolyn E. Boyd was terminated. Leon C. Wilson was named Interim President.
 
 
Foundations
 
David M. Simas, previously Assistant to the President and Director of Political Strategy and Outreach, The White House Office, was named Chief Executive Officer for The Barack Obama Foundation.

 

 

 

December 15, 2016

This Week: Marjorie Hass has been named the first female President of Rhodes College
 
The Computer & Communications Industry Association has moved its headquarters to a new location in Washington, DC.
 
Stephen J. “Steve” Caldeira has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Consumer Specialty Products Association effective in mid-January 2017.
 
The Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. has changed its name to Plastics Industry Association.
 
 
Colleges and Universities

Cheryl Norton, the 16th President of Slippery Rock University, has announced that she will retire effective June 30, 2017. Norton was appointed to the position in 2012 and is the first female President of the university. 

Marjorie Hass has been named the 20th President and first female President of Rhodes College, effective July 1, 2017. Since 2009, she has served as president of Austin College. She succeeds William Troutt, who has served as President since 1999.

 
Foundations
 
At the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Tonya N. Williams, previously Assistant to the Vice President for Legislative Affairs in the Office of Vice President Joe Biden, was named Vice President, Policy, Communications and Knowledge Analytics. 

 

 

December 8, 2016

This Week: Louisiana's attorney general Jeffrey M. Landry has been elected the new Vice President of the National Association of Attorney Generals.  

Charles J. “Charlie” Carter, formerly Vice President and Chief Structural Engineer (2008-16) has been named President of the American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc. effective Monday December 5th, 2016. He replaced former President Roger E. Ferch (CSE since 1/1/06), who is retiring.
 
Tony J. Conant is now Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer of the American Rental Association. He has replaced former Chief Executive Officer Christine Wehrman (CSE 11/20/00-11/2016), who has retired.
 
William A. “Bill” Glover is now Executive Vice President, Information and Communications at the American Urological Association, Inc.
 
Linda C. (Lesley) Ford, currently Associate Administrator, Office of Civil Rights, Federal Transit Administration, United States Department of Transportation, joins the American Public Transportation Association as Chief Counsel effective January 9, 2017.
 
Business Roundtable has announced that James “Jamie” Dimon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., will become the next BRT Chairman effective January 1, 2017.
 
Marc D. Schloss is now Senior Director and Head, Federal Government Affairs at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.
 
Eminence (Northcutt) Griffin is now Director, Federal Procurement and Legislative Counsel at the Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector.
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of America has elected new Officers for 2016-17. Led by Chair Christopher F. “Chris” Murray of Kapsch TrafficCom IVHS.
 
The International Bottled Water Association has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Shayron Barnes-Selby as Chairwoman.
 
Louisiana’s Attorney General Jeffrey M. “Jeff” Landry has been elected the new Vice President of the National Association of Attorney Generals.
 
Robert “Robby” Zirkelbach has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Public Affairs at Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.
 
Korenna Wilson is the new Director, Consumer Health and Media Relations at the U.S. Apple Association.
 
Lori Schiavo is the new Executive Vice President and chief staff executive of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society.  Schiavo, who had been the association’s Publisher/Editor, replaces Harlan Krepcik who had been Interim EVP since April 2015.  RSES has not had a permanent chief staff executive since Mark A. Lowry stepped down as Executive Vice President in 2014.
 
 
Foundations
 
Patrick Hubert Gaspard, U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, was named Vice President of Programs at Open Society Foundations, effective January 9, 2017.
 
 
 

December 1, 2016

This Week: Debra Saunders-White, the first woman to serve as Chancellor of North Carolina Central University died on November 26, 2016.

Donna Orem is the new President of the National Association of Independent Schools.  She had been Interim President of the association since previous President John E. Chubb passed away last year.
 
Joseph “Joe” Trauger, formerly Vice President, Government Relations at the National Association of Manufacturers, has moved to the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute as Senior Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs effective December 1, 2016.
 
Steven J. “Steve” Jurich, formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the National Home Infusion Association, is now Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc. He replaced former Executive Vice President Stephen C. Duffy (CSE 1992-2016), who has retired.
 
The American Society for Healthcare Engineering has announced its 2017 Board of Directors. Current President-Elect Russell Harbaugh will serve as President effective January 1, 2017.
 
Stacy King, who has been serving as Acting Executive Director since September, has been named Executive Director of the Federal Bar Association. King has been with FBA for eighteen years, serving as Deputy Executive Director from 2012-2016. She replaced former Executive Director Karen Silberman (CSE Fall 12-Sept 16), who is now Executive Vice President of the American Chiropractic Association.
 
The National Academy of Public Administration has installed its 2016-17 Board of Directors, led by Chairman Reginald Robinson, the Director, School of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Kansas.
 
The Radio Television Digital News Association’s and Radio and Television Digital News Foundation’s Executive Director Mike Cavander is retiring effective December 31, 2017. He will serve as Executive Director through early September 2017 and will provide transition assistance to RTDNA and RTDNF. A search committee has been appointed to fill the position.
 
The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association has installed its 2016-17 Board of Directors, led by Chair Timothy Charles “Tim” Schreve, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC.
 
 
Colleges and Universities
 
Ian McCaw has been named Athletic Director at Liberty University. His appointment comes only six months after his resignation from the same position at Baylor University, where he was sanctioned and placed on probation following a sexual assault scandal within Baylor’s athletics department. The scandal also resulted in the resignations of head football coach Art Briles and Baylor President Ken Starr.
 
Debra Saunders-White, the 11th Chancellor of North Carolina Central University and the first woman to serve in the position, died on November 26, 2016, following a battle with renal cancer. Saunders-White was appointed to the post in June of 2013, following her service as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs in the U.S. Department of Education. Provost Johnson O. Akinleye has been serving as Acting President since August, when Saunders-White requested a medical leave of absence.

 

 

November 23, 2016

Carlo A. Scissura will step down as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce effective December 16, 2016.
 
Aerospace Industries Association of America, Inc. has announced its 2017 Executive Committee. AIA Vice Chairman Dennis A. Muilenburg of The Boeing Company will serve as Chairman effective January 1, 2017.
 
Melissa Hockstad, currently Vice President, Petrochemicals (since 2013) at American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Cleaning Institute effective January 1, 2017. She will replace current ACI President and Chief Executive Officer Ernie Rosenberg (CSE since 11/1/1999), who had announced on May 31st that he would be stepping down. Rosenberg will continue as a Senior Advisor to ACI through January 2018.
 
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers has announced is 2017 Board of Directors. AIChE’s current President-Elect Thomas Bond Calloway Jr. of the Savannah River (SC) National Laboratory of the United States Department of Energy will serve as President effective January 1, 2017.
 
The Association of American Medical Colleges has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chair Marsha D. Rappley of Virginia Commonwealth University.
 
Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chairman Vivek K. Gupta of Texas ProFab Corporation.
 
Meeting Professionals International has announced its 2017 Board of Directors. Current MPI Vice Chair Brian D. Stevens of ConferenceDirect will serve as Chair effective January 1, 2017.
 
Rebecca Mulholland is now Chief of Staffat the National Air Transportation Association. She continues her additional position as NATA’s Director, Legislative Affairs.
 
The National Association of Counties has moved to a new location in Washington, DC.  Main Phone and fax numbers remain the same.
 
Thomas W. Sexton, II, currently Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the National Futures Association since 2008, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer effective March 1, 2017.  He has been on the staff since 1991 and replaces current NFA President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel J. “Dan” Roth (CSE since 1/1/2003), who is retiring.  Roth has been on the NFA staff since 1983.
 
The National League of Cities has installed its 2016-17 Board of Directors. Matthew “Matt” Zone, a Council Member of the Office of the City Council/City Clerk, City of Cleveland, Ohio is the new President.
 
NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies announced the election of five new members to its Board of Directors.
 
 
Affiliated Organizations
 
Alice Greenwald, Executive Vice President, Programs and Memorial Museum Director, was named President and Chief Executive Officer at National September 11 Memorial and Museum, effective January 1, 2017. She is replacing Joseph Daniels who is stepping down later this year.
 
 
Foundations
 
David J. Scullin was named President and Chief Executive Officer at Communities Foundation of Texas, effective January 2017.  He replaces Brent E. Christopher.
 
 
 

November 17, 2016

This Week: Martha E. Pollack was named 14th President of Cornell University

Edgar Aguirre, formerly Managing Director, External Relations and Strategic Initiatives at KPCC-FM, joins the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on November 21st as Director, Talent Development and Inclusion.
 
Charles E. Keegan is the new Chairman of the Air Traffic Control Association.
 
David Bernhardt, the Commissioner of the Maine Department of Transportation, is the new President of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. John Schroer, the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Transportation, is now AASHTO’s Vice President.
 
The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology has installed its new Board of Regents, led by President Stephen A. Tilles.
 
Robert “Rob” Jensen, formerly Vice President and Director, CMS Alliance to Modernize Healthcare, The MITRE Corporation, is now President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation effective November 14, 2016. He replaces current AAMI President Mary K. Logan (CSE since 4/6/09), who is retiring effective December 31, 2016.
 
The Association of American University Presses has moved to a new location in New York City.  The phone/fax numbers stay the same.
 
The Brick Industry Association has moved to a new location in Reston, VA. The phone and fax numbers stay the same.
 
Tunç Doluca, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., has been elected Chair of the Semiconductor Industry Association.
 
Tom Formanek is the new President of the Tire Industry Association. TIA has installed its new Board of Directors.
 
 
Colleges and Universities
 
Martha E. Pollack has been named the 14th President of Cornell University, effective April 17, 2017. Pollack currently serves as the Provost and Executive Vice President of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, a position she has held since 2013. She succeeds former President Hunter Rawlings III, who has served as Interim President following the death of President Elizabeth Garrett in March of 2016.
 
 
Performing Arts
 
At Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Dr. Debora L. Spar, currently President of Barnard College, was named President and Chief Executive Officer, effective mid-March 2017.  She is replacing Jed Bernstein, who resigned earlier this year.
 
 
 

November 10, 2016

This Week: Stanford University named new Provost

Miriam A. Markowitz has stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of AABB.  Thomas Hopkins, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, is now Interim CEO.

Erin O'Donnell Dotzler, formerly Associate Executive Director, Education, Scientific Affairs, Policy and Meetings at the American Academy of Periodontology, is the new Executive Director. The position has been vacant since the departure last year of former Executive Director John M. Forbes (CSE 2012-2015).

Ronald Melton will join the International Association of Venue Managers, Inc. as Chief Operations Officer/Chief Financial Officer in mid-November.

Joshua Ofman of Amgen has been elected Chairman of the National Pharmaceutical Council.

Kevin J. Kraushaar, the Vice President, Government Affairs and Chapter Operations of the National Waste and Recycling Association, is now also serving as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer effective November 7, 2016. He replaced former NWRA President and Chief Executive Officer Sharon H. Kneiss (CSE 6/1/12-11/7/16), who has resigned. The Board of Trustees is handling the search to fill the position.

Elizabeth “Liz” Pohland, the Society for Technical Communication’s Director of Communications, is now the Interim Chief Executive Officer replacing former Chief Executive Officer Chris Lyons (CSE 5/2013-2016). STC did not issue a statement on the change or a timetable for filling the position.

Former Interim President and Chief Executive Officer P. Courtney Gaine is now President and Chief Executive Officer of The Sugar Association, Inc.

Ashley Mills, formerly Vice President, Shows and Meetings since January, has been named Chief Executive Officer of The Vision Council effective November 1st. She replaces current Chief Executive Officer R. Michael “Mike” Daley (CSE since 10/1/14) who is retiring effective December 1st after a one month-transition.  The Council has also announced the promotion of Greg Chavez to Executive Vice President, Operations and Membership. 

 
Charities

Chris Holdorf was named Chief Executive Officer at National Christian Foundation, effective December 5, 2016.

 
Colleges and Universities

Persis Drell has been named Provost of Stanford University, effective February 1, 2017. Drell has served as the Dean of the Stanford School of Engineering since 2014 and was the first woman to be appointed to the post. She replaces John W. Etchemendy, who has served as Stanford’s Provost since 2000.

 
Foundations

Kara I. Carlisle, Director, New Mexico Programs at W.K. Kellogg Foundation, was named Vice President, Programs at The McKnight Foundation, effective January 9, 2017. She will be replacing Neal I. Cuthbert who is retiring at the end of 2016.

 

Museums

Sherry Marshall, Vice President, Programs and Outreach, was named President at Science Museum Oklahoma, effective December 1, 2016. 

 

 

November 3, 2016

This Week: Direct Marketing Association, Inc. announced it is changing its name to the Data & Marketing Association

Mark L. McAndrews, Director of the Port of Pascagoula, is the new Chairman of the American Association of Port Authorities.
 
Brandon N. Partridge, formerly the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Skyland Foods, has joined the American Frozen Food Institute as Senior Vice President, Industry Development.
 
Tony J. Conant, the Chief Operating Officer of the Institute for Supply Management (since 2014), has been named Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer of the American Rental Association effective in mid-November 2016. He will be replacing current ARA Chief Executive Officer Christine “Chris” Wehrman (11/20/2000), who is retiring at that time.  The exact dates of the changes at ISM and ARA are not yet available.
 
Kristine Grow is the new Senior Vice President, Communications at America's Health Insurance Plans.
 
Geoff Lane, formerly Director, U.S. Policy and Government Relations at the Application Developers Alliance is now Senior Policy Manager, Government Affairs at the Computing Technology Industry Association.
 
The Direct Marketing Association, Inc. announced on October 26, 2016 that it is changing its name to the Data & Marketing Association. The re-launch will culminate effective in early October 2017 at DMA's Annual Conference. DMA has installed its new Officers, led by Chairman Michael McLaren.
 
Independent Community Bankers of America announced the promotions of seventeen staffers: Lindsay LaNore, Chris Lorence, Paul Merski, Viveca Ware, Aaron Stetter, David Hibbs, Jim Mastey, Lilly Thomas, John Hand, Alan Keller, James Kendrick, Alisa Parker, Renee Rappaport, Courtney Schoenborn, L. Cary Whaley, Ryan Hadley and Gail Serbus.
 
Marc A. Ott, formerly City Manager. City of Austin, Texas (2008-16), is the new Executive Director of the International City/County Management Association effective October 31, 2016. He replaces ICMA Executive Director Robert J. "Bob" O'Neill, Jr. (CSE since 12/02). They are sharing the CSE role until O'Neil leaves at the end of this year.
 
The National Chicken Council has installed its new Officers, led by Chairman Michael “Mike” Popowycz of Case Foods, Inc.
 
Lois Margaret Nora has announced her intention to step down as President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Board of Medical Specialists effective at the end of 2017.
 
Jeffrey “Jeff” McClain, previously a State Representative in the Ohio House of Representatives, is now Director, Tax and Economic Policy for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.
 
 
Colleges and Universities
 
Mun Y. Choi has been appointed President of the University of Missouri System, effective March 1, 2017. Choi currently serves as the Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of Connecticut, a position he has held since 2012. He replaces former system President Tim Wolfe, who resigned in 2015 following a series of student protests. Michael Middleton has been serving as Interim President for the past year.
 
Former U.S. Secretary of Education, Roderick Paige, has been appointed Interim President of Jackson State University, effective November 7. A Jackson State alum, Paige was the first African-American to serve as Secretary of Education when he was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2001. He oversaw and helped implement the No Child Left Behind Act.
 
 
Foundations
 
David Saltzman, Executive Director, Robin Hood Foundation, is stepping down as Executive Director effective December 31, 2016. He will then be joining the Board of Directors for Robin Hood Foundation effective January 1, 2017. As part of the transition plan, Reynold Levy, President, will be working with David Saltzman and the Leadership Search Committee to identify successors for both Levy and Saltzman. Reynold Levy will remain as President until successors are named.  

 

October 27, 2016

This Week: The Federation of American Hospitals has installed its new Board of Directors

The American Dental Association has installed its new Board of Trustees, led by President Gary L. Roberts.
 
Jean M Bahr of the University of Wisconsin-Madison is the new President of the American Geosciences InstituteAGI has installed its new Executive Committee.
 
Michael “Mick” Fleming has announced that he will be departing as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives by December 31, 2017. Fleming has been the CSE since 7/9/01.  Former ACCE Chairman Roy H. Williams is leading the transition process and ACCE hopes to announce Fleming's successor in late 2017.
 
The Defense Research Institute has installed its new Board of Directors. John E. Cuttino of Gallivan, White and Boyd, P.A. is now President.
 
The Federation of American Hospitals has installed a new Board of Directors. R. Milton Johnson of HCA Holdings, Inc. is now Chair-Elect.
 
Michael D. Dykes, the former Vice President, Government Affairs at Monsanto Company, has joined the staff of the International Dairy Foods Association as Executive Vice President. He will serve in this role until he becomes IDFA President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2017. Dykes will replace current IDFA President and Chief Executive Officer Constance E. “Connie” Tipton (CSE since 1/1/04), who is retiring effective December 31, 2016.
 
The International Franchise Association has announced several staff promotions including:  Scott Lehr, who is now Executive Vice President, Development, Marketing and Conferences, Matthew “Matt” Haller, who is now Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs, Elizabeth Taylor, who is now Chief Legal Officer and Chief of Staff, and Paul Rocchio, who is now Vice President, Development and Member Services.
 
The Mortgage Bankers Association has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chairman Rodrigo López. MBA President and Chief Executive Officer David H. “Dave” Stevens announced that he has been diagnosed with a progressive cancer.
 
The National Funeral Directors Association has installed its new Board of Directors.  W. Ashley Cozine is the new President.
 
The National Grain and Feed Association has moved from Washington, DC to Arlington, VA.  The (202) phone and fax numbers have been retained.
 
The Project Management Institute has announced its 2017 Board of Directors. Current Vice Chair Mark Dickson becomes Chair on January 1st.
 
The Public Relations Society of America has announced its 2017 Board of Directors. Current PRSA Chair-Elect Jane E. Dvorak will become Chair on January 1st.
 
 
Colleges and Universities
 
Dennis P. McGuirk announced his retirement as President and Chief Executive Officer of Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International on October 12, 2016. He will continue in this position until his successor has been appointed. SEMI has engaged a search firm to assist in filling this position. McGuirk has been CSE since 11/14/11.
 
Elizabeth H. Avery, formerly Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy and Government Affairs at PepsiCo, Inc., has been appointed as President of SNAC International effective January 16, 2017.  She will transition to Chief Executive Officer effective July 1, 2017. Avery will replace current Chief Executive Officer Thomas W. “Tom” Dempsey (CSE since 7/1/13), who is retiring.
 
 

October 20, 2016

This Week: The Advertising Council Inc. announced the addition of twelve members to its Board of Directors 

The Advertising Council Inc. announced the addition of twelve members to its Board of Directors.
 
The American Bankers Association has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chairman Dorothy A. Savarese, the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank. She is only the second woman to head the ABA Board.
 
Karen Silberman, the former Executive Director of the Federal Bar Association (CSE Fall 2012-9/2016), is the new Executive Vice President of the American Chiropractic Association effective October 17th. She replaced former ACA Interim Executive Vice President Richard “Rick” Miller, who has been serving as first Acting Executive Vice President, then as Interim Executive Vice President since 1/30/15. At FBA, former Executive Director Karen Silberman was replaced by former Deputy Executive Director Stacy King, who has been serving as Acting Executive Directorsince September.
 
Frank J. Purcell, formerly Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the new Chief Executive Officer of the American College of Nurse-Midwives effective October 17, 2016. He replaced Wendy Scott who had been serving as Acting Chief Executive Officer since April. 
 
The American Council of Life Insurers has installed its 2016-17 Board of Directors, led by Chairman Peter R. “Pete” Schaefer of Hannover Life Reassurance Company.
 
The Association of University Programs in Health Administration has moved from Arlington, VA to Washington, DC.  AUPHA has a new phone number but the (703) fax number has been retained.
 
The Association of University Research Parks has installed its 2016-17 Board of Directors, led by President Mason Ailstock.
 
Robert L. Cohen is the new Chairman of The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers.
 
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals has installed its new Board of Directors, led by President Gerald J. “Gerry” Schmidt.
 
The National Community Pharmacists Association has installed its new Officers and Board of Directors, led by Chairman William “Bill” Osborn.
 
Jennifer L. Abril, formerly President, International Fragrance Association North America (2008-16), has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of SOCMA-Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates effective October 24, 2016. She replaces former President and Chief Executive Officer Lawrence D. "Larry" Sloan (CSE 2/10/10-10/12/16), who is joining the American Industrial Hygiene Association as Chief Executive Officer on October 17th. 
 
Dr. Carol A. Burke was elected by the membership as President of the American College of Gastroenterology.
 
Steve Wrigley has been named Chancellor of the University System of Georgia, effective January 1, 2017. Wrigley had previously been announced as Interim Chancellor on August 10, following current Chancellor Hank M. Huckaby’s announcement that he would retire on December 31. Wrigley has served as Executive Vice Chancellor of Administration for the system since June of 2011.
 
Timothy Recker was named Chief Investment Officer at The James Irvine Foundation, effective November 14, 2016, replacing John Jenks who is retiring in January 2017.

 

October 13, 2016

This Week: American Road & Transportation Builders Association installs 2016-17 Executive Committee 

Alethia Baggett has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of the American Bankers Association effective October 14th.
 
The American Public Works Association has moved to a new location in Kansas City, MO. The phone/fax numbers have not changed.
 
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association has installed its 2016-17 Executive Committee. David S. Zachry of Zachry Construction Corporation was re-elected Chairman.
 
Michael Hauck resigned his position as Executive Director of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing: The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society. ASPRS Program Manager Jesse Winch is now the Interim Executive Director.
 
Robert “Rob” Jensen, currently Vice President and Director, CMS Alliance to Modernize Healthcare, The MITRE Corporation, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation effective November 14, 2016. He will replace current AAMI President Mary K. Logan (CSE since 4/6/09), who is retiring effective December 31, 2016.
 
Michele Famiglietti, currently Vice President, Federal Government Relations at the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, Inc., has been named Senior Vice President, Member Relations effective November 1st.  Kelly Poulsen, currently Vice President, Government Affairs at the American Frozen Food Institute, joins DISCUS on November 1st as Vice President, Federal Government Relations.
 
Perry L. Fri, the Executive Vice President, Industry Relations, Membership and Education at the Healthcare Distribution Alliance, is now also the Chief Operating Officer of the HDA Research Foundation.
 
Esther D. Brimmer, currently an Adjunct Senior Fellow for International Institutions at the Council on Foreign Relations has been named Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of NAFSA: Association of International Educators effective January 1, 2017. She will replace current NAFSA Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Marlene M. Johnson (CSE since 1998), who is retiring effective December 31, 2016.
 
Mary Nowak, formerly a professional staffer at the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Agriculture, is now Director, Government Affairs at the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives.
 
Jonathan Spalter, the Chair of Mobile Future, has been named the next President and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Telecom Association effective January 1, 2017. He will replace current USTelecom President and Chief Executive Officer Walter B. McCormick Jr. (CSE since July 2001), who is retiring effective December 31, 2016.

At Feeding America, Catherine Davis was named Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, effective November 21, 2016.

Samuel Olens has been named President of Kennesaw State University, effective November 1, 2016. Olens currently serves as the Attorney General for the State of Georgia, a position he was appointed to in 2011. Olens will be the fourth President of the University, following Daniel S. Papp, who stepped down this summer after serving in the position for a decade. University System of Georgia Chief Academic Officer Houston Davis has served as Interim President since July 1.
 
Boris D. Lushniak has been appointed Dean of the School of Public Health at University of Maryland, College Park, effective January 9, 2017. Lushniak formerly served as Deputy Surgeon General from 2010 to 2015 and served as Acting Surgeon General from 2013 to 2014. He currently serves as Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
 
Joseph Polisi, currently the sixth President of The Juilliard School, has announced that he will step down in June of 2018. Polisi has served as President of Juilliard since 1984, making him the longest serving President in the School’s history. Prior to his appointment, he served as Dean of the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and as Dean of Faculty at the Manhattan School of Music. 
 
 

October 6, 2016

This Week: William Vanecek named Chair of Airports Council International-North America 

William R. Vanecek, the Director of Aviation at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, is the new Chair of Airports Council International-North America.
 
Tanya Bradsher is the new Chief Communications Officer at the American Psychiatric Association.
 
The American Society of Plant Biologists has installed its new Executive Committee. Sally A. Mackenzie of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is the new President effective October 1st.
 
The American Society for Radiation Oncology’s 2016-17 Board of Directors has been installed. David C. Beyer is the new Chair.
 
Alison Keane, formerly Vice President, Government Affairs and Industry Programs at the American Coatings Association, is now President and Chief Executive Officer of the Flexible Packaging Association effective October 3rd. She replaces FPA President Marla Donahue (CSE since 2/28/00), who is retiring effective December 31, 2016.
 
Jeffrey “Jeff” Davis is the new Senior Vice President, Membership and Business Development at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America. Jason Goldman has also joined the ITS America staff as Vice President, External Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement. Steven H. “Steve” Bayless has been promoted to Vice President, Regulatory Affairs.
 
The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents has announced its 2016-17 Officers, led by President Gareth W. “Gary” Blackwell, Jr.
 
The National Corn Growers Association has installed the 2016-17 Corn Board, led by Chairman Charles “Chip” Bowling.
 
The National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc. has installed the 2016-17 Board of Directors, led by Chairman Don M. Lewis II.
 
The Radio Television Digital News Association has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chair Vincent “Vince” Duffy of WUOM-FM (Michigan Radio).
 
Devin A. Jopp, formerly President and Chief Executive Officer for the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the American College Health Association effective October 1, 2016.
 
Keith Michael Fiels has announced his retirement from his position as Executive Director of the American Library Association effective in July 2017.  Fiels has led the association since 2002.
 
 

September 29, 2016

This Week: New CEO of American College Health Association

Devin A. Jopp, formerly President and Chief Executive Officer for the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the American College Health Association effective October 1, 2016.
 
Keith Michael Fiels has announced his retirement from his position as Executive Director of the American Library Association effective in July 2017.  Fiels has led the association since 2002.
 
Ashley Pratte, formerly Director, Media Relations at Better for America, is now Director, Media and Public Affairs at the American Legislative Exchange Council.
 
Nancy Weinberg Kidd, formerly Executive Director at the National Communication Association, is the new Executive Officer of the American Sociological Association effective in September 2016. She replaced former ASA Executive Officer Sally T. Hillsman (CSE since 5/15/02), who has retired.
 
Alison Keane is leaving the American Coatings Association on September 30th. She will join the Flexible Packaging Association as President and Chief Executive Officer on October 3rd.  Keane will replace current FPA President Marla Donahue (CSE since 2/28/00), who is retiring on December 31st.
 
The Organic Trade Association has installed its 2016-17 Officers and Board of Directors. Melissa Hughes has been re-elected as President.
 
Breanna “Bree” Pettigo is now Government Affairs/PAC Manager at the USA Rice Federation.
 
Dale Erquiaga, Chief Strategy Officer in the Office of the Governor for Nevada, was named President and Chief Executive Officer at Communities in Schools, Inc., effective November 1, 2016.
 
At Issue One, Meredith McGehee was named Chief of Policy, Programs and Strategy, effective October 3, 2016.
 
 
Colleges and Universities
 
Bernadette Gray-Little, Chancellor of the University of Kansas, has announced that she will step down from her position in summer 2017. She has served in the position since August of 2009. She previously served as Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Gray-Little is the 17th Chancellor of the University of Kansas, as well as both the first woman and the first African-American to hold the position.
 
Keith Carver, currently the Executive Assistant to the President of the University of Tennessee System, has been selected to serve as the Chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Martin. The appointment will be effective on January 3, 2017, pending approval by the UT Board of Trustees at its meeting on October 13. Carver has held his current position since January of 2011 and has previously served in numerous other roles at multiple UT campuses.
 
 
 
Foundations

 

Laura Sparks will be stepping down later this year as Executive Director of the William Penn Foundation.  She has been named President of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, effective January 4, 2017.
 
 

September 22, 2016

This Week: New President named at March of Dimes Foundation

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association has changed its name to NCTA – The Internet & Television Association.

The American Academy of Family Physicians has announced the election of its 2016-17 Board of Directors, led by Chair Wanda Filer of the Strategic Health Institute.

Michael Hauck resigned his position as Executive Director of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing: The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society on September 11, 2016 but the effective date has not yet been determined. Jesse Winch will become the Interim Executive Director. More information will be added as it becomes available.

Emanuela Stocchi, the current First Vice President of the International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association, has been elected President effective January 1, 2017.

Martin H. “Marty” Hiller, the former Acting President of the National Air Transportation Association, is now President.  NATA has announced the promotions of William Deere to Executive Vice President, Government and External Affairs and of Timothy Obitts to Executive Vice President, Business Development, Membership and General Counsel.

Mark Raymond the Chief Information Officer of the State of Connecticut, is the new President of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers.

William J. “Bill” Valdez, the former Director, Office of Business Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, is the new President of the Senior Executives Association. He replaced Legislative Director Jason A. Briefel, who had served as Interim President since February.

The Society of Professional Journalists has announced the 2016-17 Officers.  Lynn Walsh of KNSD –TV is the new President, Rebecca Baker at New York Law Journal is now President-Elect, and J. Alex Tarquinio of The Real Deal is now Secretary-Treasurer.  SPJ notes that this is the first time that three women will serve as the society’s leaders.

Keith Gordon, Chief Operating Officer at Fight for Children, Inc., was named President and Chief Executive Officer effective December 2016, replacing Michela English.

At Plumbing Manufacturers International, Barbara Higgens will remain as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director until the end of 2017 and then be part of the transition process to find a new chief executive officer for Plumbing Manufacturers International.

At Catholic Relief Services, Sean Callahan, Chief Operating Officer, was named President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2017. He will be succeeding Carolyn Woo.

Stacey D. Stewart, U.S. President at United Way Worldwide, was named President at March of Dimes Foundation, succeeding Jennifer L. Howse.  Effective November 7, 2016, she will begin transitioning as President and then assume all duties effective on January 1, 2017.

Mickey L. Burnim, President of Bowie State University, has announced that he is stepping down on June 30, 2017. Burnim has served as President since 2006, after spending the preceding decade as Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University.

James R. Stellar has been named Interim President of the University of Albany, following the departure of Robert J. Jones, who will become the Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, effective next week. Stellar has served as Senior Vice President and Provost at the University of Albany since February of 2015.

Daniel W. Rahn, Chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, has announced that he is stepping down on July 31, 2017. Rahn has served as Chancellor since 2009, following eight years as President of the Medical College of Georgia.

 
 

September 15, 2016

This Week: Frank Purcell named Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Frank J. Purcell, currently Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the American College of Nurse-Midwives effective October 17, 2016. He will replace Wendy Scott who has been serving as Acting Chief Executive Officer since the departure of former Chief Executive Officer Lorrie Kaplan.
 
Erik Balsbaugh, formerly a Senior Associate at Dewey Square Group, has joined the American Gaming Association as Vice President, Public Affairs.
 
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.has moved from Washington, DC to a new location in Arlington, VA. The phone and fax numbers from the (202) area code have not changed.
 
Thomas H. “Tom” Allen, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of American Publishers, Inc., (CSE since 5/1/09) is retiring in early 2017. The Board of Directors has retained the search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist with the search to fill the position.
 
Stefanie Holland, formerly Director, International Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has joined the Computing Technology Industry Association as Director, International Government and Regulatory Affairs.
 
CTIA has announced its 2017 Officers and the new 2017 Board members. CTIA’s current Vice Chairman,  Raul Marcelo Claure, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sprint Corporation, will become the Chairman on January 1, 2017.
 
Douglas S. “Doug” Culkin, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Apartment Association (CSE since 1999) is retiring in late 2016. Robert “Bob” Pinnegar, who has been NAA’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since 2011, will replace him as President and Chief Executive Officer in late 2016. The transition will take place over November and December 2016.
 
Thomas A. “Tom” O’Donnell has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.
 
Scott R. Olsen will return to Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America as Senior Vice President, Federal Advocacy effective October 3rd.
 
Robert L. “Rob” Larew, currently Democratic Staff Director for the United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture, has been named Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Communications for the National Farmers Union effective November 14, 2016.

Irving Washington, Deputy Director at Online News Association, was named Executive Director replacing Jane McDonnell, effective January 1, 2017.
 
At National Dance Institute, Traci Lester was named Executive Director, replacing Kathy Landau.

 
 
 

September 8, 2016

This Week: Darilyn Moyer named Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American College of Physicians

Darilyn V. Moyer, formerly Assistant Dean, Graduate Medical Education, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, is the new Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American College of Physicians effective September 6, 2016. She is the first woman to serve as ACP’s CSE. Moyer replaced former Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Steven E. Weinberger (CSE 7/19/10-9/6/16). Weinberger moves to Associate Executive Vice President of ACP for the next year and will assist in the transition.
 
Allyson K. Anderson Book, formerly Associate Director for Strategic Engagement, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Office of the Assistant Secretary, United States Department of the Interior, is the new Executive Director of the American Geosciences Institute effective September 6, 2016. She replaced former Executive Director P. Patrick Leahy (CSE 5/2/07-9/2016).
 
John D. Barnes, the President of Barnes Association Consultants, is the new Interim Executive Director of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology effective September 6, 2016.  He replaced former Executive Director Guy Fogleman  (CSE 7/10/06-8/2016) who stepped down in August. FASEB has retained Transition Management Consulting, Inc. to assist in the search to fill the position. Fogleman had initially planned to depart at the end of 2016.
 
Michael D. Dykes, formerly Vice President, Government Affairs at Monsanto Company, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Dairy Foods Association. He starts in January 2017 and will replace current President and Chief Executive Officer Constance E. “Connie” Tipton (CSE since 1/1/04), who is retiring effective December 31, 2016.
 
The Newspaper Association of America [NAA] has changed its name to News Media Alliance effective September 7, 2016 and has a new website. In a release, the Alliance announced that it will now allow digital organizations to become members. President and Chief Executive Officer David C. Chavern stated in the September 7th release “ We need to focus on new ways to address the needs of audience and advertisers. Advertising on news media digital and print platforms continues to be one of the most effective ways for advertisers to reach important audiences. Publishers are working to adapt advertising across all platforms, make ads less intrusive and increase consumer engagement.”

Peter Cimbolic, President at Ohio Dominican University, announced he will be retiring in Summer 2017.

At YMCA of Greater New York, Natalie Norton was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective October 3, 2016.

Marvin Krislov, President of Oberlin College, has announced that he will step down from his post on June 30, 2017. Krislov has served as President since 2007. Krislov previously served as Vice President and General Counsel for the University of Michigan and was a finalist for the presidency of the University of Iowa in 2015. His resignation comes following a contentious academic year at Oberlin, which saw student protests and buyouts offered to over 300 faculty and staff members.

 
 
 

September 1, 2016

This Week: Allyson Anderson Book named Executive Director of the American Geosciences Institute

Shervan A. Sebastian, formerly a Legislative Analyst at the Corporation for Enterprise Development, is now Senior Manager, Government and Political Affairs at Airports Council International-North America.
 
Allyson K. Anderson Book, the Associate Director for Strategic Engagement, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement at the United States Department of the Interior, has been named Executive Director of the American Geosciences Institute effective September 6th. She will replace current Executive Director P. Patrick Leahy (CSE since 5/2/07).
 
Mario Salazar, formerly the West National Regional Field Director at the DCCC, is now External Mobilization Manager at the American Petroleum Institute.
 
Michael R. Fraser, formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania Medical Society (2013-16), is the new Executive Director of The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials effective in late August 2016. He replaced former Interim Executive Director Sharon Moffatt, who is now ASTHO’s Advisor, Public Health Leadership and Transformation.
 
Daniel M. “Dan” Ashe, the Director, United States Fish and Wildlife Service at the United States Department of the Interior since 2011, has been named Association of Zoos & Aquariums effective in late January 2017. He will replace current Interim President and Chief Executive Officer Kristin L. “Kris” Vehrs following the end of the Obama Administration. AZA noted in its statement that ”Daniel M. Ashe is recused from participating personally and substantially in any particular matter that would have a direct and predictable effect on the financial interests of AZA” until he leaves FWS.
 
John D. Barnes, the President of Barnes Association Consultants, has been named Interim Executive Director of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology effective September 6, 2016.  He replaces former Executive Director Guy Fogleman (CSE 7/10/06-8/2016) who stepped down in August. FASEB has retained Transition Management Consulting, Inc. to assist in the search to fill the position. Fogleman had initially planned to depart at the end of 2016.
 
Martin H. Hiller, a Principal at Marathon Jet Center and a current member of the Board of Directors at the National Air Transportation Association, is now Acting President of NATA effective September 1, 2016.  He replaces former President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas L. “Tom” Hendricks (CSE 9/1/12-8/31/16) who stepped down effective today. Martin H. Hiller will serve as Acting President until a successor is chosen. NATA’s Senior Vice President, Government and External Affairs William R. Deere and Senior Vice President, Business Development, Membership and General Counsel Timothy R. Obitts will oversee NATA's daily activities.

At FWD.us, Trevor Kincaid, previously Deputy Assistant US Trade Representative for Public and Media Affairs in the Executive Office of the President, was named Senior Communications Strategist.

 
 
 

August 25, 2016

This Week: Steven Welch named Interim CEO of the American College of Chest Physicians

Stephen J. Welch, the Senior Vice President, Publications and Digital Content, has been asked to serve as Interim Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer of the American College of Chest Physicians through June 30, 2017. ACCP's Board of Regents has assembled a team to manage the transition, including a timeline and process for appointing a permanent CEO. Welch replaced former Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Paul A. Markowski (CSE 11/6/09-2016). ACCP did not issue a statement on Markowski’s departure.
 
The Case Management Society of America has installed its new Board of Directors, led by President Mary McLaughlin-Davis. Former CMSA President Kathleen “Kathy” Fraser, formerly a Regional Team Manager, Managed Care at Zurich Insurance Group Ltd, is now CMSA’s Executive Director. She replaced former Executive Director Cheri A. Lattimer (CSE 2007-16),who is now CMSA’s Chief Policy Officer.
 
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. is moving to 1250 H Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005 effective in late December 2016.
 
National Ground Water Association Chief Executive Officer Kevin B. McCray has announced his retirement effective December 31, 2017. The search to fill the position is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2017. NGWA anticipates the new Chief Executive will assume his or her duties in conjunction with the December 2017 Groundwater Week.
 
Craig R. McKinley, the President and Chief Executive Officer (CSE since 1/1/15) of the National Industrial Defense Association, has announced his retirement effective December 31. 2016. NDIA has retained Korn/Ferry international to facilitate its search to fill the position.
 
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists has announced the results of its Board of Directors elections.  Nancy Jo House has been elected President-Elect and will become President in late September 2017. Current President-Elect William Abriel will become President in late October 2016.

At Reading Is Fundamental, Inc., Alicia Levi was named President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Carol H. Rasco, effective September 12, 2016.

Rev. Kevin P. Quinn, S.J. has announced that he will step down as President of the University of Scranton, effective June 1, 2017. Quinn is the 25th President of the university and was appointed to the position in 2011.

Gerun Riley, previously Senior Vice President, was named President at The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.

 
 
 

August 11, 2016

This Week: Charlie Carter named President of the American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.

Charles J. “Charlie” Carter, formerly Vice President and Chief Structural Engineer (2008-16) has been named President of the American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc. effective in December 2016. He will replace current President Roger E. Ferch (CSE since 1/1/06), who is retiring. AISC has moved to a new location in Chicago, IL.
 
The Conference Board, Inc. announced the election of George S. Barrett, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cardinal Health, Inc., as Vice Chairman. The Conference Board of Canada has appointed Craig Alexander, formerly Vice President, Economic Analysis at the C.D. Howe Institute, as Senior Vice President and Chief Economist effective September 6, 2016.
 
Emmett O’Keefe, formerly Vice President, Federal Affairs at Altice USA, is now Senior Vice President, Advocacy at the Direct Marketing Association, Inc.
 
Troy J. Beeler, formerly Director, Global Clients at RetailNet Group, is now Vice President, Member Development at the Global Market Development Center. Beeler is based in Nashville.
 
Jeffrey A. “Jeff” Lindley, currently Associate Administrator, Office of Operations at the Federal Highway Administration, United States Department of Transportation, has been named Associate Executive Director and Chief Technical Officer of the Institute of Transportation Engineers effective October 17, 2016. Lindley will replace ITE Associate Executive Director, Technical Programs Philip J. “Phil” Caruso, who is retiring to part-time status in September.
 
Sean Kevelighan, formerly Senior Vice President and Head, Government and Industry Affairs at Zurich Insurance Group Ltd, is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Insurance Information Institute effective August 8, 2016. He replaced former President Robert P. “Bob” Hartwig (CSE 1/1/07-8/2016 ), who announced in February 2016 that he would be leaving to join the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business
 
Steven L. “Steve” Hensley, formerly Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs at the USA Rice Federation, joins the National Cotton Council of America in mid-August 2016 as Manager, Science and Environmental Issues.
 
Purdue Pharma LP  is a new member of the National Pharmaceutical Council and Tracy Mayne, the Head, Medical Affairs Strategic Research at Purdue Pharma LP, has joined NPC’s Board of Directors.

Tim Hudson has resigned his position as Chancellor of Arkansas State University – Jonesboro, following an internal audit on the school’s study-abroad program. Hudson was appointed to the position in 2012. Provost Lynita Cooksey has been named Acting Chancellor.
 
Debra Saunders-White, Chancellor of North Carolina Central University, has taken a leave of absence to receive cancer treatment following her diagnosis in May. Saunders-White has served as Chancellor since 2013. Provost Johnson O. Akinleye has been named Acting Chancellor.
 
Following a lengthy investigation into accusations of nepotism, public relations missteps and misuse of university funds, Linda Katehi has resigned as Chancellor of University of California, Davis. Although she was cleared of many charges, an independent investigation determined that many of her statements were “misleading at best and untruthful at worst.” Katehi was appointed to her position in 2009. Former Provost Ralph Hexter will continue to serve as Acting Chancellor. He was appointed to the position in April, following Katehi being placed on administrative leave.

 
 
 

August 5, 2016

This Week: American Association for Justice installs officers for 2016-2017

Mark Goldblatt won the runoff election from the Film Editors Branch to the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
 
The American Association for Justice has installed its new 2016-17 Officers, led by Julie Braman Kane of Colson Hicks Eidson.
 
Brooke Sammon, formerly Press Secretary for Marco Rubio for President, is now Media Relations Associate at the American Petroleum Institute.
 
Justin D. Moore, formerly Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and formerly Acting Chief Executive Officer of the American Physical Therapy Association, is now Chief Executive Officer. He replaced former Chief Executive Officer J. Michael Bowers [CSE 2/28/14-4/30/16]
 
AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology has moved to a new location in McLean, VA.
 
At CTIA, Jamie Hastings has been promoted to Senior Vice President, External and State Affairs and James E. “Jim” Schuler has been promoted to Vice President, External and State Affairs. Kelly A. Cole has joined the staff as Senior Vice President, Government Affairs.
 
Nancy MacRae, formerly Senior Vice President, Governance and Operations at the American College of Chest Physicians, is the new Executive Director of the Emergency Nurses Association. She replaced Matthew F. “Matt” Powers, ENA’s Immediate Past President, who had been serving as Interim Executive Director since late 2015.
 
Epicomm-the Association for Leaders in Print, Mail, Fulfillment, and Marketing Services has merged with the International Digital Enterprise Alliance effective July 1, 2016. The combined association, Idealliance, will be headquartered at the Epicomm office at 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 320, in Alexandria, VA.

Mark Delich, previously Legislative Assistant in the Office of Senator John McCain, was named Director, Congressional Affairs at FWD.us.  

At United Way of New York City, Oscar Raposo Jr. was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Operations Officer.

The Suffolk University Board of Trustees have voted to dismiss President Margaret McKenna ahead of her resignation which was planned for Fall of 2017. McKenna, who was appointed President in 2015, was terminated following an investigation into rumors of misuse of university funds and verbal abuse of employees. Provost Marisa Kelly has been named Acting President.

At W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Alvin Herring was named Director, Racial Equality and Community Engagement, effective August 10, 2016.

 
 
 

July 28, 2016

This Week: P. Gayle Fuguitt steps down as President and CEO of the Advertising Research Foundation

P. Gayle Fuguitt has announced her intention to step down as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Advertising Research Foundation effective October 31, 2016.
 
The Automotive Industry Action Group has announced that Courtney W. Harvath of Ryder System, Inc. and Jeffrey S. Wagner of Federal-Mogul Powertrain have been named to its Board of Directors.
 
Stephen Myers, the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the College of American Pathologists, is now the Interim Chief Executive Officer. He replaced former Chief Executive Officer Charles J. Roussel (CSE 1/5/09-2016). CAP has not issued a statement on the change or the timetable or process for filling the position. Myers has been with CAP since 2003.
 
Kelly A. Cole, currently Principal at Kelly Cole Strategies, has been named Senior Vice President, Government Affairs at CTIA effective August 1st.
 
The Global Business Travel Association has elected two new members to the Board of Directors: Jennifer Steinke of Dycom Industries, Inc. and Gus Vonderheide of Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
 
The National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators has installed its new Board of Directors, led by President Cathi Carmack of the Tennessee State Library and Archives Division.
 
Evan Armstrong, currently Legislative Counsel to US Representative Tim Walberg (R-MI), is joining the Retail Industry Leaders Association as Vice President, Government Affairs effective August 1st.
 
Phillip M. “ Phil” Kafarakis, formerly Chief Innovation and Member Advancement Officer at the National Restaurant Association, is the new President of the Specialty Food Association. Former President Ann G. Daw served as CSE from 10/1/06-11/30/15. SFA has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chair Becky Renfro Borbolla of Renfro Foods.
 
R. Bruce Josten, the Executive Vice President, Government Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is retiring effective December 31, 2016.
 
U.S. Wheat Associates, Inc. has announced the promotions of Jim Frahm to Senior Advisor, Jennifer Sydney to Vice President, Programs and Planning, Dalton Henry to Vice President, Policy, and Shawn Campbell to Deputy Director, West Coast Office. USW’s Board of Directors has installed its new Officers, led by Chairman Jason Scott.

Richard M. Englert has been named Acting President of Temple University. Englert previously served as Acting President in 2012, as well as Senior Vice President and Provost, and Dean of the Graduate School. His appointment follows a vote of no-confidence by the Board of Trustees in previous president Neil Theobald, who resigned just hours before the Board was expected to dismiss him. The Board’s decision comes less than a month after the dismissal of Provost Hai-Lung Dai amid a $22 million financial aid shortfall. 
 
 
 

July 22, 2016

This Week: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business installs new Board

AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chair Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño, the Dean of Instituto de Empresa Business School. He is the first Chair holding a business school post outside the United States.
 
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the new members of its Board of Governors. A runoff election will be held later in July for the Film Editors Branch. Actress Laura Dern and Director Steven Spielberg are among the first time Governors.
 
David Merritt, Managing Director at Luntz Global LLC, has been named Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Strategic Initiatives at America's Health Insurance Plans effective August 15, 2016.
 
Dana O’Brien, Senior Director, Federal Government Relations at Biotechnology Innovation Organization, has been named Acting Executive Vice President, Food and Agriculture. She replaces Brian T. Baenig, who is joining the US Beet Sugar Association.
 
Sean Kevelighan, formerly Senior Vice President and Head, Government and Industry Affairs at Zurich Insurance Group Ltd, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Insurance Information Institute effective August 8, 2016. He will replace current President Robert P. “Bob” Hartwig (CSE since 1/1/07), who announced in February 2016 that he would be leaving to join the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business.
 
Brad Mayne, formerly President and Chief Executive Officer of MetLife Stadium (2012-16) has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Association of Venue Managers effective July 19, 2016.  He replaces IAVM Executive Administrator Carol Johnson Wallace, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Carol Wallace Associates, who has been serving in the temporary CSE role since late March. Wallace replaced former Interim Chief Executive Officer Steve Flamm, who was IAVM’s Chief Financial Officer. Flamm replaced former President and Chief Executive Officer Vicki Hawarden, who left in late January. (CSE August 2011-late January 2016).
 
Andria Yu, formerly Page One Editor at USA Today, is now Director, Communications at the Motorcycle Industry Council, Inc.
 
Joey Orduna Hastings, formerly Assistant County Manager of Administration and Finance, Office of the County Manager, County of Washoe, Nevada has joined the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges as Chief Executive Officer effective July 15, 2016. Shereplaces NCJFCJ Chief Executive Officer Mari Kay Bickett, who is retiring effective July 31, 2016, (CSE since 4/1/11).
 
The National Governors Association has installed its new Executive Committee and committee leaders. Governor Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) is the new Chair and Governor Brian Sandoval (R-NV) is the new Vice Chair. McAuliffe is a former Democratic National Committee Chair (2001-05) who served as the Chairman of Hillary Clinton for President (2007-08).
 
The National League of Cities has moved to a new location in Washington, DC.
 
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America has announced that three companies have joined the association. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Horizon Pharma plc, are now full members. Each company is now represented on the PhRMA Board of Directors.
 
Sunil Kumar has been named Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs for Johns Hopkins University, effective September 1. Kumar has served as the Dean of the Booth School of Business at University of Chicago since 2011. Prior to assuming his position at the University of Chicago, he was a faculty member at Stanford University. He succeeds Robert C. Lieberman, who has served as Provost since 2013.
 
Robert J. Jones has been named Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending formal approval by the Board of Trustees at its July 21 meeting. If approved, he will take office on October 3. Jones has served as the President of the University at Albany, State University of New York since 2013 and previously served as Senior Vice President for Academic Administration at the University of Minnesota System since 2004. If approved, Jones will be the first African-American appointed as Chancellor since the office was created in 1967.
 
 
 

July 14, 2016

This Week: Maureen Swick named CEO of the American Organization of Nurse Executives

Maureen A.  Swick, formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive of Inova Health System is now Chief Executive Officer of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and Senior Vice President, Nursing of the American Hospital Association, Inc. She replaced former AONE Chief Executive Officer Pamela A. Thompson (CSE 3/2000-7/16), who has retired, in both positions. Swick was AONE’s President and has been replaced as the President (Head of Board) by former President-Elect Joan Shimkus Clark.
 
Michael R. “Mike” Fraser, the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania Medical Society has been named Executive Director of The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. He will replace current Interim Executive Director Sharon Moffatt in August. The exact date has not yet been announced.
 
Chris Reinmuth, formerly Senior Vice President, Business Development at BioTRUST Nutrition, who has been serving as the Interim Executive Director of the Electronic Retailing Association since 4/1/16, is now President. He replaced former President and Chief Executive Officer Julie Coons [12/08-4/1/16].
 
Chrystina M. “Tina” Giorgio is now President and Chief Executive Officer of ICBA Bancard at the Independent Community Bankers of America. ICBA has also announced the promotion of John A. McNair to Executive Vice President, Member Relations. Joshua Habursky has joined the staff as Director, Advocacy.
 
John F. Bohm, the Senior Director, Congressional Relations, Public Affairs and Field Operations at the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, is now Acting Chief Executive Officer. He replaced former Chief Executive Officer Saul N. Ramirez, Jr. (CSE 2002-16).
 
Chandler Goule, formerly Senior Vice President, Programs at the National Farmers Union (Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union of America), is now Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Wheat Growers.
 
James C. Stansel, a Partner at Sidley Austin LLP, is joining Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America as Executive Vice President and General Counsel effective August 1, 2016. Brian C. Toohey, formerly Executive Vice President at DEKA Research & Development Corporation, has joined PhRMA as Senior Vice President, International Advocacy.
 
Nancy Hill has announced her intention to step down as President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Advertising Agencies.  The association hopes to have a replacement in place by June 2017.
 
Christopher T. “Chris” Spear, previously Vice President, Government Affairs for Hyundai Motor America, is now President and Chief Executive Officer of American Trucking Associations, Inc.
 
Executive Vice President of Programming and Production at ESPN, John Wildhack has been named the new Athletics Director at Syracuse University, effective August 15. Wildhack has been an executive at ESPN since 1990.
 
Temple University has named Law School Dean JoAnne A. Epps as its new Provost. The announcement comes only one week after the university dismissed Hai-Lung Dai from the position for reasons pertaining to a $22 million dollar deficit in the budget for financial aid and merit scholarships. 
 
 
 

July 1, 2016

This Week: The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. changes its management

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. is now managed by SmithBucklin effective July 1, 2016. AAOHN’s headquarters has moved to 330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois 60611-7621. Kay N. Campbell remains the Executive Director.
 
Timothy J. “Tim” Gill, formerly the Deputy Chief Economist at the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, is now Chief Economist at the American Iron and Steel Institute.
 
Dan Gillison, formerly Director, County Solutions and Innovation at the National Association of Counties, is the new Executive Director of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation. He replaced former Executive Director Paul Burke, who has retired.
 
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy has installed its new Governing Board, led by President Kenneth R. McQuaid.
 
Lynn Pasquerella, formerly President, Mount Holyoke College, is now President of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. She replaced former President Carol Geary Schneider (CSE 1998-6/30/16), who has stepped down effective June 30th.
 
James C. Eisenach is the new President and Chief Executive Officer at the Foundation for Anesthesia Education Research.
 
The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association has installed its new Board of Directors. Rasmus Ingerslev is the new Chairperson.
 
The National Academy of Engineering has installed its new Council. Gordon Richard England is the new Chair.
 
The National Association of Broadcasters broke ground on its future headquarters at 1 M Street, SE in Washington, DC on June 20, 2016. The move is scheduled to take place by the Fall of 2018.
 
Robert A. “Bob” Walton, formerly Vice President, Finance and Administration at Vassar College, is now Chief Executive Officer at the National Association of College Stores. He replaced former Chief Executive Officer Brian Cartier (CSE 1998-6/30/16], who retired effective June 30th.
 
Natural Products Association has moved to a new location in Washington, DC. The phone/fax numbers have not changed.
 
Brian C. Toohey, currently Executive Vice President at DEKA Research & Development Corporation, joins Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America as Senior Vice President, International Advocacy effective July 11, 2016.
 
The Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Inc. has changed its name to Society for Corporate Governance and installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chairman Shelley Dropkin.
 
The United States Conference of Mayors has installed its new officers and Board members, led by Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, who is USCM’s new President.
 
At the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, Pauline Medrano, Dallas County Treasurer, was elected President.
 
Joe Daniels, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, Inc. announced on June 22 he will be stepping down this year as President and Chief Executive Officer.  He will remain until a new President is in place.
 
Willie D. Larkin, the President of Grambling State University, resigned after just over one year in the position. Larkin’s resignation follows a vote of no confidence by the Faculty Senate, citing concerns about the school’s budget, enrollment and the elimination of the nursing program. Leon Sanders, the university’s Vice President of Finance and Administration, has assumed the position of Acting President while a new President is selected.
 
 
 

June 23, 2016

This Week: Lorna Christie named Executive Director of National Hardwood Lumber Association

Lorna D. Christie is the new Executive Director of the National Hardwood Lumber Association replacing Chief Executive Officer Mark A. Barford.
 
James M. “Jim” Cudahy has stepped down as President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Investor Relations Institute.  Matt Brusch, Vice President, Communications and Practice Information, and Michael C. McGough, Vice President, Marketing and Membership Development, will lead the association until a successor is named.
 
The American Medical Association has announced the election of its new Officers and members of the Board of Trustees. Patrice Harris is the new Chair.
 
The American Nuclear Society has installed its new Officers and Board of Directors, led by President Andrew C. “Andy” Klein.
 
Former Chief Operating Officer Peggy Winton is now Interim President at the Association for Information and Image Management International. Winton has replaced former President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Evangelist John F. Mancini who served as CSE from 5/13/1996-2016. The AIIM Board of Directors and the transition committee will work with Peggy Winton as the next steps to name a permanent president are determined.
 
Colleen Phalenjoinsthe staff of Destination Marketing Association International [DMAI] effective July 6th as Executive Vice President, Program Development and Meetings. She was formerly Senior Director, Meetings and Conventions at the American Association for Justice.
 
Scott Riehl has joined the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association as Vice President, State Government Relations. He replaces Dennis Brown, who has served in the position since 1993 and is retiring at the end of the year.
 
The Healthcare Distribution Management Association [HDMA] has changed its name to Healthcare Distribution Alliance [HDA].
 
Patrick D. Mahoney, formerly  Chief Marketing Officer at The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. [IEEE},  is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of IEEE GlobalSpec, Inc. Karen L. Hawkins is now Acting Chief Marketing Officer at IEEE.
 
Jeffrey R. Hughes (CSE 10/12/14-6/21/16) has resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Industrial Supply Association. ISA Chairman John S. Wiborg will lead the search for the next President and Chief Executive Officer.
 
Danielle Beck, formerly Director, Government Affairs at The Russell Group, Inc., is now Director, Government Affairs at the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.
 
Frank Michael is now Senior Vice President, Program Development at the National Defense Industrial Association.
 
The Wine Institute has installed its new Officers, led by Chairman Margie Healy.
 
Sylvia Acevedo was named Interim Chief Executive Officer at Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., effective June 30, 2016, replacing Anna Chavez.
 
Maurice A. Jones, Commerce and Trade Secretary for Virginia, was named President and Chief Executive Officer at Local Initiatives Support Corporation, effective September 6, 2016.
 
At Wounded Warrior Project, Inc., Michael S. Linnington, Director, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency at U.S. Department of Defense, was named Chief Executive Officer, effective July 18, 2016.
 
On June 17, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin announced the dissolution and reorganization of the Board of Trustees at the University of Louisville, citing serious dysfunction between the Board and President, James R. Ramsey. The university will be governed by an interim three-member board appointed by the Governor until a new board can be selected. President Ramsey has also stepped down from his position in the wake of the Governor’s decision.
 
 
 

June 16, 2016

This Week: Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities changes its name

The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities [APSCU] has changed its name to Career Education Colleges and Universities [CECU] effective June 6, 2016. Eric Chiusolo has been elected Chairman.
 
Thomas A. “Tom” Fanning of Southern Company has been elected Chairman of the Edison Electric Institute. EEI has also announced the promotion of Emily Fisher to Vice President, Legal. She will replace Edward “Ed” Comer, the current Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, who is retiring effective December 31, 2016.
 
Kathryn L. Anderson, formerly a Senior Managing Director at Dentons, is now Vice President, Federal Government Affairs at the Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
 
Katherine Tew Darras has been promoted to General Counsel at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc.
 
James David “Jim” Matheson, a Principal at Squire Patton Boggs and a former U.S. Representative (D-UT) has been named the 6th Chief Executive Officer of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Matheson starts at an unnamed date in July 2016. He will replace Jeffrey C. “Jeff” Connor, who has been the Interim Chief Executive Officer since August 2015. NRECA Chief Executive Officer Jo Ann Emerson (CSE since 3/1/13) suffered a severe health issue in August 2015.
 
Steve Skodak, formerly Executive Director of the Optimist International Foundation, has joined Painting and Decorating Contractors of America as Executive Director effective June 1st. The CSE position has been vacant since the departure of former Chief Executive Officer Richard Greene (CSE 5/20/09-2/2016).
 
Ken Fisher is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Horticulture Industry Association.
 
Rebecca Coffman was named Media Director at R Street Institute.
 
Earl H. Potter III, the President of St. Cloud State University, was killed on the night of Monday, June 13 in a single vehicle car crash while en route to the Twin Cities. Potter had served as President of the University since 2007. University Provost Ashish Vaidya has been appointed Acting President.
 
Santa J. Ono, the President of the University of Cincinnati, has announced his resignation, effective mid-July 2016. Ono has served in the position since 2012. He departs to assume the position of President of the University of British Columbia, effective August 15, 2016.
 
Effective June 16, 2016, Judith Rodin announced her departure as President of The Rockefeller Foundation, effective when a new President is named and takes office.

 

June 9, 2016

This Week: Frank Fortin starts as Executive Director at the Society of General Internal Medicine

Frank Fortin has taken up his position as Executive Director of the Society of General Internal Medicine

America's Health Insurance Plans has announced that Joseph R. “Joe” Swedish, the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Anthem, Inc., will serve as Chair effective in January 2017.  Bernard J. Tyson, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kaiser Permanente, will serve as Chair effective in January 2018.
 
The American Beverage Association has moved to a new location in Washington, DC. The phone/fax numbers did not change.
 
Rebecca “Becky” Relic, currently Senior Vice President, Government Relations at Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., is joining CTIA on June 20th as Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications.
 
Guy Fogleman, the Executive Director and Secretary of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (CSE since 7/10/06) is retiring effective in December 2016. FASEB has retained Transition Management Consulting, Inc. to assist in the search to fill the position.
 
At the National Association of Federal Credit Unions, Charles Rutan joins the Board of Directors on June 14th. NAFCU has named three new staff: Allyson Browning and Gaurav Parikh are now both serving as Associate Director, Legislative Affairs and Stephanie Lyon is now Regulatory Compliance Counsel.
 
The National Insurance Crime Bureau has installed its new Officers and members of the Board of Governors. Michael J. “Mike” Prandi of Westfield Insurance Company is the new Chair.
 
Pamela Cowan, formerly Senior Director of Decommissioning at Exelon Corporation, has joined the Nuclear Energy Institute as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Nuclear Generation Division.  Donald E. Brandt, the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation is now Chairman of NEI’s Board of Directors.
 
The Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. is changing its name to the Plastics Industry Association effective January 1, 2017.
 
John L. Hopkins, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NuScale Power, LLC, has been elected Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
 
Ashley Lantz and Arielle Broussard have joined Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, Inc. Lantz is now Director, Federal Affairs and Brousard is now Coordinator, Federal Affairs.
 
Scott D. Ferguson, formerly President and Chief Executive Officer at Trade Centre Limited, is the new Chief Executive Officer of the World Trade Centers Association effective June 6, 2016. He replaced Rolf Draak, a member of the Board of Directors, who had been serving as Interim Chief Executive Officer since June 2015.

Claire E. Sterk, Provost and Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs, was named President at Emory University, effective September 1, 2016.  She will replace James W. Wagner.
 
At The George Washington University, Steven Knapp announced he will be stepping down as President effective June 30, 2017.

Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Music Director at The Philadelphia Orchestra Association, was named Music Director at the Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc., effective with the start of the 2020-2021 season, succeeding James Levine who retired as Music Director.

 

June 2, 2016

This Week: Chris Cathcart steps down from the Consumer Specialty Products Association 

D. Christopher “Chris” Cathcart, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Consumer Specialty Products Association, has announced his intention to retire effective in January 2017.
 
Solar Energy Industries Association Vice President, Executive Affairs and General Counsel Thomas P. “Tom” Kimbis has been named Interim President.  He replaces Rhone Resch who stepped down as President and Chief Executive Officer at the end of May.
 
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has installed its new Board of Trustees, led by President Jade A. Miller.
 
Ernie Rosenberg (CSE since 1999) is stepping down as President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Cleaning Institute once his successor has been named and a smooth transition executed, but no later than February 2018. The ACI Board has engaged Korn/Ferry International to assist with the new CEO search.
 
Ariel A. Gonzalez, formerly Director, Health and Family Advocacy at AARP, is now Chief of Government Affairs at the American Psychiatric Association.
 
Mary Sue Coleman, who served as President of the University of Michigan from 2002-2014, is the new President of the Association of American Universities.  M. Matthew “Matt” Owens, AAU’s Vice President for Federal Relations and Administration, had been briefly serving as Interim President since the departure of former President Hunter R. Rawlings (CSE 2011-16).
 
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chair Melanie K. Cook.  AHAM has also announced that Randy Cooper, formerly Design for Product Safety and Regulatory Director at Whirlpool Corporation, will join the staff in July as Vice President, Technical Operations and Standards. Cooper will replace Wayne E. Morris, who is retiring in November 2016 after 22 years at AHAM.
 
Floyd Mills, formerly North America Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Baker & McKenzie, is now Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at The Council on Foundations.
 
Chandler Goule, currently the  Senior Vice President, Programs at the National Farmers Union (Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union of America), is joining the National Association of Wheat Growers as its next Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the National Wheat Foundation effective July 5, 2016. He replaces former NAWG Chief Executive Officer James “Jim” Palmer (CSE 2013-16), who stepped down on May 31st.
 
The National Club Association has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chair Ted M. Benn of Thompson & Knight LLP.
 
Tony W. Hunter, the President, National Revenue and Strategic Initiatives, at Tribune Publishing Company, is the new Chairman of the Newspaper Association of America. NAA has installed its 2016-17 Board of Directors.

Cammie L. Croft was named Chief Community Officer and Managing Director, San Francisco Office at FWD.us.

Scott L. Scarborough, the President of the University of Akron, has resigned, effective May 31. Since taking the position in 2014, Scarborough has faced criticism on a number of issues including falling enrollment and donations as well as his attempts to rebrand the school as a “polytechnic” university. Current Interim Senior Vice President and Provost Rex Ramsier has been named Acting President while the university searches for an interim replacement.
 
Nancy L. Zimpher, the Chancellor of the State University of New York System, has announced that she will resign on June 30, 2017. Zimpher has served as Chancellor since 2009.
 
In the wake of a Title IX investigation revealing insufficient institutional response to sexual assaults within the football program, Baylor University President Ken Starr has resigned, effective May 31. Athletic Director Ian McCaw also resigned one week after being placed on probation. Former Dean of the Baylor Theological Seminary David E. Garland has agreed to once again serve as Interim President, a position he previously held from 2008 to 2010.

R.T. Rybak, previously a former Mayor of Minneapolis, was named President and Chief Executive Officer at The Minneapolis Foundation, effective July 1, 2016.  He will be replacing Sandra Vargas.
 
At The Columbus Foundation, Carter Hatch was named Planned Giving Officer, Donor Services and Development.

Amy Kwas, previously Executive Director, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Indiana, was named Vice President, Development at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

 

May 26, 2016

This Week: Darilyn Moyer named EVP and CEO, American College of Physicians

Darilyn V. Moyer, currently Assistant Dean, Graduate Medical Education at Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine, has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American College of Physicians, effective September 6, 2016. She will replace current ACP Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Steven E. Weinberger (CSE since 7/19/10), who is retiring.
 
President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel J. “Dan” Roth  (CSE since 1/1/103) is retiring from the National Futures Association in 2017. Roth has been with NFA since 1983. The exact date of his retirement has not been announced. NFA's Board of Directors has authorized the formation of a committee to conduct a search for his successor.
 
PCIA-The Wireless Infrastructure Association has changed its name to Wireless Infrastructure Association [WIA]. WIA also has a new website.
 
The Physician Insurers Association of America has installed its 2016-2017 Board of Directors, led by Chair Richard E. Anderson of The Doctors Company.
 
The Special Libraries Association has moved from Alexandria, VA to McLean, VA. The phone and fax numbers have not changed.
 
ULI-the Urban Land Institute has moved to a new location in Washington, DC. The phone and fax numbers have not changed.
 
Scott D. Ferguson, formerly President and Chief Executive Officer at Trade Centre Limited, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the World Trade Centers Association effective June 6, 2016. He will replace Rolf Draak, who has been serving as WTCA’s Interim Chief Executive Officer since June 2015.

At Good360, Howard Sherman was named Chief Executive Officer, effective July 11, 2016. Shabab Gruberg, currently President and Interim Chief Executive Officer, will then assume the role of President.

Jo Ann Rooney has been elected the 24th President of Loyola University Chicago, effective August 1. She will succeed Rev. Michael Garanzini, who stepped down in June of 2015, having served as President since 2001. Former Provost John Pelissero has served as Interim President since July of 2015. Rooney currently serves as a Managing Director at Huron Consulting Group in Chicago. She previously served as the Presidents of Mount Ida College and Spalding University. She will be the first lay person to lead Loyola University Chicago in its history.

Teresa Heinz, Chairman, The Heinz Endowments,  will be succeeded as Chair for The Heinz Endowments by Andre Heinz, effective October 2016. Under the succession plan, Christopher Heinz will take over as Chair in 2020 and John Heinz will take over as Chair in 2024. Teresa Heinz will continue to serve as a member of the board. 

 

May 19, 2016

This Week: Private Equity Growth Capital Council rebrands

The Private Equity Growth Capital Council has changed its name to American Investment Council.
 
The Society of American Florists has moved its headquarters to a new location in Alexandria, Virginia.
 
Alison G. (Reich) Bodor, formerly Executive Vice President at the National Confectioners Association, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Frozen Food Institute effective May 16, 2016.  She will replace AFFI Interim President Joseph “Joe” Clayton, who has been serving as Interim President since January 1st.  Former AFFI President and Chief Executive Officer Kraig R. Naasz  (2/1/09-12/31/15)  is now the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, Inc. Interim President Joe Clayton will resume his previous title of Executive Vice President, Public Affairs effective May 16, 2016. Clayton has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Food Information Council effective July 11, 2016. His last day with AFFI is July 1, 2016
 
Dan Roth, formerly Communications Director to US Representative Karen Bass (D-CA), has joined the Beer Institute as Director, Communications.
 
The Global Business Travel Association announced the promotion of Matt Konetschni to Vice President, Professional Development and Training. Caitlin Gomez and Eric M. Weaver have joined GBTA as Vice President, Business Development and Vice President, Human Resources.
 
Anthony J. Capuano, formerly a Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager for HSBC Bank, as well as a former member of the Board of Directors, is the new President of The Jewelers Board of Trade. He replaced former President Dione D. Kenyon (CSE 2002-4/2016), who remains the Treasurer.
 
Michael “Mike” Blakeslee, formerly Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, has been named Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association for Music Education. Blakeslee replaced former Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Michael A. Butera (CSE 5/1/10-5/11/16).  NAfME had placed Butera on leave on May 10th  following the controversy over his remarks during an April 26th table discussion on diversity in the arts at the National Endowment for the Arts.
 
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has announced the following changes to its Executive Committee:  Alfred W. “Al” Redmer Jr. as Northeast Zone Chair, Katharine L. Wade as Northeast Zone Vice Chair, Roger A. Sevigny as Northeast Zone Secretary, and James J. Donelon as Southeast Zone Vice Chair.
 
Michael Gleeson, previously Tax Legislative Assistant in the Office of U.S. Representative Jim McDermott, was named Director, Legislative Affairs at Association for Advanced Life Underwriting.
 
Patrick Vogt was named Chief Executive Officer at National Research Center for College & University Admissions.
 
Danielle N. Ripich, President, University of New England, will be retiring June 30, 2017.
 
Mary Davis, previously Acting Chief Executive Officer, was named Chief Executive Officer at Special Olympics, Inc.

On May 12, Rodney Hanley, the final candidate for the position of Chancellor at the University of Minnesota, Morris withdrew his candidacy, citing familial and personal reasons.  Hanley’s appointment was to be formally announced on May 13.  The university system is now taking steps to appoint an interim chancellor and began searching for a new permanent candidate.  Hanley currently serves as Provost at Fisk University in Nashville, a position he has held since 2014.
 
Daniel J. Klaich, the Chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education, resigned on May 12 following the discovery of emails indicating that he misled lawmakers studying equity in the distribution of state funding in 2011 and 2012.  Klaich faces no charges but has agreed to resign while still collecting full pay and benefits until his contract ends in June 2017.   Klaich served as a system regent from 1983 to 1997 before spending five years as the Vice Chancellor of Legal Affairs.  He was appointed Chancellor in 2009.
 

 

May 12, 2016

This Week: New President and CEO for Maryland Chamber

Christine Ross has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce effective July 11, 2016.

Richard A. White, Vice President, Member Services (since 2015), is the new Acting President of the American Public Transportation Association effective April 29, 2016. He replaced former President and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Melaniphy (CSE 11/1/11-4/29/16), who has resigned. White is a former APTA Chairman (2004-05). A search is in progress to fill the position.
 
The American Urological Association, Inc. has installed its new Board of Directors, led by President Richard K. Babayan of the Boston Medical Center.  The Urology Care Foundation has announced that three individuals have been named to its Board of Directors effective July 1, 2016.
 
Josh Fisher has joined the Association of Global Automakers, Inc. as Manager, State Government Affairs.
 
Destination Marketing Association International has announced the appointments of 4 new staff. Allison Best is now  Executive Vice President, Member Engagement; Jack A. Johnson is now Chief Advocacy and Board Compliance Officer; Melissa Hayes Cherry is now Chief Marketing Officer and Nina Winston will serve as Executive Vice President of Membership and Partner Relations effective June 1st . Johnson, Cherry and Winston all follow new CSE Donald P. “Don” Welsh to DMAI from Choose Chicago. Best will be based in Oakland, CA.
 
The Environmental Law Institute has moved to a new location in Washington, DC. The phone and fax  numbers have not changed.
 
Matthew D. “Matt” Bennett, formerly Senior Vice President and DC Practice Lead at Racepoint Global, is now Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications of the Motion Picture Association of America.
 
The National Confectioners Association announced the appointment of Elise M. Cortina Fennig as Chief of Staff. Karen Horan has been promoted to Vice President, International Business Development and Laura Shumow has been promoted to Vice President, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs.
 
Richard P. Lifton has been elected as the 11th President of Rockefeller University. Lifton currently serves as the Sterling Professor of Genetics and Chair of the Department of Genetics at Yale University. He succeeds Marc Tessier-Lavigne, who has been appointed to the presidency of Stanford University. Lifton’s new position is effective September 1.
 
William W. Destler, currently serving as the ninth President of the Rochester Institute of Technology, has announced his intention to retire in June of 2017. Destler has served as President of the university since July of 2007.
 

 

May 5, 2016

This Week: American Insurance Association moves

Annie K. Lo, currently Director, Global Investment Performance Standards, Asia-Pacific, Asia Pacific Office at the CFA Institute, has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Officer, Asia Pacific, at AACSB International Ltd.,  AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business effective in July. She will replace Eileen Peacock, who is retiring.
 
The American Insurance Association has moved to a new location in Washington, DC. The phone and fax numbers have not changed.
 
Scott D. Grayson, formerly Associate Managing Director, IEEE-USA, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., is now Executive Director of the American Public Works Association effective April 14, 2016. He replaced Larry W. Frevert, who served as Interim Executive Director (CSE 7/15-4/14/16) since the departure of former Executive Director Peter King served as CSE from 1998-7/2015).
 
Erika  Shugart, currently the Communications Director of the American Society for Microbiology, has been named Executive Director of The American Society for Cell Biology effective June 1st.  She will replace Cynthia Godes, ASCB’s Senior Director, Finance and Administration, who has been serving as Interim Executive Director.
 
Peter Langley, formerly Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director, Michigan Senate, is the new Executive Director of Associated Petroleum Industries of Michigan.
 
Former President and Chief Executive Officer James D. “Jim” Maddy (CSE 2006-2016) has retired from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. Former AZA Executive Director Kristin L. “Kris” Vehrs (2006-16) is now Acting President and Chief Executive Officer. She had previously served as Interim Executive Director (CSE) from 2005-6. Vehrs has been with AZA since 1981. No statement has been issued on the timetable or process for filling the position.
 
The Compressed Gas Association, Inc. has installed its new Officers and Board of Directors, led by Chairman John Buckley of Air Liquide USA LLC.
 
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. announced the acquisition of  GlobalSpec from IHS on April 29, 2016. Global Spec, now IEEE GlobalSpec Inc., is now a for-profit subsidiary of IEEE and offers editorial and technical content at a multi-media destination for the engineering community.
 
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals has moved to a new location in Alexandria, VA. The phone and fax numbers have not changed.
 
John T. Hicks, formerly Deputy State Budget Director, Office of the State Budget Director, Commonwealth of Kentucky, is the new Executive Director of the National Association of State Budget Officers. He replaced former Acting Executive Director Stacey Mazer (CSE 12/1/15-4/11/16), who resumed her former position as NASBO’s Senior Staff Associate.
 
Adam J. Smolyar, formerly Senior Vice President, Strategic Communications  at Savills Studley, is now Chief Marketing and Membership Officer at ULI-the Urban Land Institute.
 
Steven Stadum, Chief Operating Officer at OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at  the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, effective July 5, 2016.
 
Effective April 27, University of California, Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi was placed on administrative leave. The decision by UC President Janet Napolitano follows weeks of student protests that Katehi be fired, as well as investigations into numerous possible violations of university policies. These alleged violations include the irregular promotion and salary increases of her son and daughter-in-law (both of whom are UC Davis employees), as well as the mishandling of and subsequent attempts to cover up a 2011 incident in which UC Davis student protesters were excessively pepper-sprayed, resulting in several hospitalizations.  Katehi has been Chancellor of UC Davis since August 2009. While she is on administrative leave, Provost Ralph J. Hexter has been appointed Acting Chancellor.
 
James H. Shelton, previously Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education,  has been hired as Head of the Education Initiative at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, LLC, effective June 2016.
 
Christopher Bedford was named Museum Director at The Baltimore Museum of Art, effective August 15, 2016.
 
At the Bishop Museum, Blair Collis is stepping down as President, Chief Executive Officer and Museum Director, effective May 6, 2016. LindaLee K. Farm was named Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. 
 
Robert H. Wilkins, Chief Operating Officer at the San Diego Symphony Association, announced he will retire shortly after June 30, 2016.

 

April 28, 2016

This Week: New CEO for the American Organization of Nurse Executives

Maureen A. Swick, formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive of Inova Health System, who is the current President of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, has been named Chief Executive Officer of AONE and Senior Vice President, Nursing of the American Hospital Association, Inc. She will replace Pamela A. Thompson (AONE CSE since 3/2000), who is retiring in July 2016, in both roles sometime this summer. The exact dates have not been announced.
 
Jillanne Schulte, formerly Director, Regulatory Affairs at the American Pharmacists Association, is now Director, Federal Regulatory Affairs at American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
 
Lynn Watson is now Director, Communications at the Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association.
 
Ruth K. Miller, formerly Diversion and Regulatory Policy Section Attorney, Operations Division at the Drug Enforcement Administration, has joined the Healthcare Distribution Management Association as Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs.
 
Ryan Kennedy, formerly Manager, Government Relations and Global Regulatory Affairs at the Direct Selling Association, joins the International Franchise Association on May 2nd  as Manager, Public Affairs and Grassroots Advocacy.
 
Mental Health America has moved to a new location in Alexandria, VA.
 
Michael MaLoon,  formerly  Director, Sales and Operations at The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Chronicle of Philanthropy, has joined the Newspaper Association of America as Vice President, Innovation.
 
Thayer Long, formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer (CSE 2011-16) of Independent Electrical Contractors, is the new President of NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies and of the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation effective April 28, 2016. He will replace current NPES and GAERF President Ralph J. Nappi (CSE since 1/1/06) in both roles. Nappi will be transitioning out of both roles effective July 31, 2016.
 
PromaxBDA Association has moved from Santa Monica, CA to Los Angeles, CA.
 
Visiting Nurse Associations of America has named three new members to its Board of Directors and Erin Denholm of Trinity Home Health Services is now the Secretary.
 
Frank Fortin has been named Executive Director of the Society of General Internal Medicine effective June 6, 2016.
 
Ladan Ahmadi, previously Communications Director in the Office of U.S. Representative Gregory W. Meeks, was named Senior Media Manager at Third Way.
 
Loren S. Harris, Director, Family Economic Security at the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, was named Vice President, Programs at The Nathan Cummings Foundation, effective May 18, 2016.

 

April 21, 2016

This Week: Association of Government Relations Professionals closes its doors

The Association of Government Relations Professionals has announced it is winding down its operations.  

Rhone Resch, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Solar Energy Industries Association, has announced his intention to step down on May 31, 2016. 

The American Society of International Law has installed its new Officers, led by President Lucinda Low. 

AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology has installed its 2016-17 Board of Directors, led by President Richard L. “Rick” Simons of Hardinge Inc. 

On April 11, 2016, the boards of the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals [APSP] and the National Swimming Pool Foundation [NSPF] announced an agreement in principle to merge the two organizations. The merger process is underway. 

The Safety Equipment Institute, Inc. [SEI] will become a subsidiary of ASTM International effective July 1, 2016. SEI President Patricia A. Gleason will continue in her SEI role and will become Vice President, Certification at ASTM International. 

Flexible Packaging Association President Marla Donahue (CSE since 2/28/00) is retiring effective December 31, 2016. Vetted Solutions is handling the search to fill the position.

Food Marketing Institute [FMI] has named Susan T. “Sue” Borra Chief Health and Wellness Officer and Executive Director of the. Food Marketing Institute Foundation. She fills a role that had been vacant since the death of Catherine M. “Cathy” Polley in November.

The National Association of Manufacturers has appointed Todd Boppell Chief Operating Officer. 

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has moved to a new location in Reno, NV. There is a new main phone and fax number.  

Christine Cea was named Chief Communications Executive at Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.
 
Sue Davies was named Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer at United Way of New York City.  
 
Krista Newkirk has been selected as the tenth President of Converse College, effective July 1, 2016. Newkirk has served as the Chief of Staff to the Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte since 2012.
 
Kate Burgin was named Deputy Director, Museum Advancement at The Walters Art Museum, effective May 9, 2016.
 
Tad Czyzewski was named Executive Director at Choral Arts Society of Washington, effective with the  2016-2017 season. He is succeeding Debra L. Kraft, who is retiring August 31, 2016.
 
Jed Bernstein stepped down as President at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.

 

April 14, 2016

This Week: New heads for American Immigration Council, American Frozen Food Institute, and American Sociological Association

Matt J. Granato has stepped down as Executive Director of the American College Health Association.
 
Beth Werlin, previously Policy Director, is the new Executive Director of the American Immigration Council.
 
The American Apparel & Footwear Association has completed its relocation to the new Washington, DC headquarters.
 
Alison G. (Reich) Bodor, formerly Executive Vice President at the National Confectioners Association, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Frozen Food Institute effective May 16, 2016. She will replace AFFI Interim President Joseph “Joe” Clayton. Clayton has been serving as Interim President since January 1st  and will resume his previous title of Executive Vice President, Public Affairs effective May 16, 2016.. Former AFFI President and Chief Executive Officer Kraig R. Naasz (2/1/09-12/31/15) is now the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, Inc.
 
Nancy Weinberg Kidd, currently Executive Director at the National Communication Association (CSE since 2009), has been named Executive Officer of the American Sociological Association effective in September 2016. She will replace current ASA Executive Officer Sally T. Hillsman (CSE since 5/15/02), who is retiring.
 
The Association of Racing Commissioners International, Inc. has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chair Judy Wagner of the Louisiana Racing Commission.
 
Destination Marketing Association International has announced a strategic reorganization of its staff. Nine staff positions have been eliminated. Chief Operating Officer Charles Jeffers II, who had served as interim Chief Executive Officer (CSE September 2015-3/29/16) will remain through May 31, 2016 to assist new President and Chief Executive Officer Donald P/ “Don” Welsh in this transition.
 
The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. has announced changes to its Board of Directors, led by Chairman Patricia “Pat” K.  Vincent-Collawn of PNM Resources, Inc. EPRI  has six new Board members. Three interim directors are now full directors, and a new interim director has been appointed.
 
Allen Goldberg, formerly Chief Marketing Officer at College Summit is the new Vice President, Communications at the Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
 
The International Sleep Products Association has installed its new Executive Committee, led by Chair Bryan Smith of Southerland, Inc.
 
The National Truck Equipment Association has installed its new Board of Trustees, led by President Matthew Wilson of Deist Industries, Inc.
 
The Pension Real Estate Association has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chairman Eric Lang of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
 
Steven Rosenstone has announced his intention to step down as the Chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, effective July 31, 2017. Rosenstone has led the system since 2011.
 
Former NFL star and alumnus Lynn Swann has been selected as the new Athletic Director at the University of Southern California, effective July 1, 2016. An All-American on the USC Trojans football team, Swann graduated in 1974 and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he spent his career as the team’s wide receiver, during which the team won a championship ring in Super Bowl IX. Following his retirement from the NFL in 1983, Swann began a lengthy broadcasting career, in addition to unsuccessfully running for the governorship of Pennsylvania as a Republican in 2006.
 
At The Duke Endowment, Rhett N. Mabry, Vice President and Director, Child Care Program,  was named President, effective June 2016, succeeding Eugene W. Cochrane, who is retiring. 
 
William T. Harris, previously Senior Vice President, Development and Marketing, California Science Center Foundation, was named Chief Executive Officer at Space Center Houston.
 
 

 

April 7, 2016

This Week: Institute of Industrial Engineers changes its name

The Institute of Industrial Engineers has changed its name to the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers.
 
Bradley Jackson is the Interim President of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry.  He has replaced Catherine Glover who stepped down this month.
 
Scott Whitaker, formerly Chief Operating Officer, BIO and President, BIO International Convention at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Advanced Medical Technology Association effective April 4, 2016. He fills a position that had been vacant since former President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen J. "Steve" Ubl (CSE 7/18/05-10/15/15) left to join Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America as President and Chief Executive Officer.
 
Matthew E. “Matt” Croson, the President of The Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc. (CSE since 2010), has been named President of the American Gear Manufacturers Association. He will replace current AGMA President Joe T. Franklin Jr. (CSE since 1992), who is retiring in June 2016.
 
Kimberly Bolin, formerly Executive Vice President of the Convenience Distribution Association, who had been serving as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer effective April 6th. She replaced former President and Chief Executive Officer Scott S. Ramminger (CSE 10/15/01-2/16).
 
At the Electronic Retailing Association (ERA),theImmediate Past Chairman, Chris Reinmuth, also Senior Vice President, Business Development at BioTRUST Nutrition,  is now serving as Interim Executive Director. He replaced former President and Chief Executive Officer Julie J. Coons (CSE since 12/2008) who stepped down effective April 1, 2016.  A search to fill the President and Chief Executive Officer position is in progress.
 
Marlene M. Johnson, the President and Chief Executive Officer (CSE since 1998) of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, has announced her retirement at the end of December 2016. A search to fill the position is in progress.
 
Thayer Long, the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer (CSE since 2011) of Independent Electrical Contractors, has been named President of NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies and of the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation effective April 28, 2016. He will replace current NPES and GAERF President Ralph J. Nappi in both roles. Nappi will be transitioning out of both roles effective July 31, 2016.
 
The Special Libraries Association has installed a new staff team following the appointment of Erin M. Fuller, President, Association Management and Consulting at MCI Global as Executive Director (Interim). Fuller is now Chief Executive Officer (Interim). Most of the former SLA staff are no longer with the association.
 
Karen A. Holbrook was named Interim President at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, effective April 18, 2016, replacing Interim President John Watret.
 
Sabah U. Randhawa has been selected as the 14th president of Western Washington University, effective July 1. Randhawa is currently the Provost and Executive Vice President of Oregon State University, a position he has held since 2005. He succeeds Bruce Shepard, who has served as President since 2008.
 
Following a record $30 million in pledges to the university foundation in support of the School of Law, George Mason University will establish three new scholarship programs that will potentially benefit hundreds of students studying law at GMU. In recognition of this historic gift, the Board of Visitors approved the renaming of the school to the Antonin Scalia School of Law, after the late Supreme Court Justice. Several days after this announcement, GMU officials changed the prospective name to the Antonin Scalia Law School, following social media observations regarding the unfortunate acronymic implications of the original name. The new name will become official on July 1.
 
Colleen Walker, Chief Executive Officer at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, will be stepping down from her position June 30, 2016.
 
 

 

March 31, 2016

This Week: Wheat association searches for new CEO

Anne L. Alonzo, previously Agricultural Marketing Service Administrator for the United States Department of Agriculture, is now President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Egg Board.
 
David J. Berteau has taken up his position as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Services Council.
 
Clifford Alan “Cliff” Hudis, currently Chief, Breast Cancer Medicine Service and Vice President, Government Relations and Chief Advocacy Officer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Clinical Oncology effective June 27th. He will replace current ASCO Chief Executive Officer Allen Sollie Lichter (CSE since 10/18/06) who is stepping down.
 
Carey M. Wright, the State Superintendent of the Mississippi Department of Education, is now a member of the Board of Directors of the Council of Chief State School Officers.
 
Donald P. “Don” Welsh, formerly President and Chief Executive Officer, Choose Chicago (2011-16), is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Destination Marketing Association International effective March 29th. He replaced DMAI’s Chief Operating Officer, Charles Jeffers II, who had been serving as Interim Chief Executive Officer.
 
At the International Association of Venue Managers, Inc., Carol Johnson Wallace has been named Executive Administrator. A search continues to fill the President and Chief Executive Officer (CSE) position. Former President and Chief Executive Director Vicki Hawarden (CSE 2011-16), who also served as Executive Director of the IAVM Foundation, has stepped down. Former Chief Financial Officer Steve Flamm served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer until March 31st.
 
The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine has moved from Berkeley, CA to Concord, CA.
 
Ray Baum, formerly Senior Policy Advisor to U.S. Representative Greg Walden (R-OR) is now Vice President, Government Relations at the National Association of Broadcasters.
 
James “Jim” Palmer, the current Chief Executive Officer (CSE since 6/1/13) of the National Association of Wheat Growers, is stepping down on May 31, 2016. A search to fill the position is in progress.
 
At the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, former Executive Director Sherry Keramidas (CSE 1996-2016) has retired. RAPS announced that Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc. is handling the search to fill the position. Don Boyer, a member of the RAPS Board of Directors, will serve as Interim Strategy Lead until a new Executive Director is chosen.
 
The Snack Food Association has changed its name to SNAC International
 
Hunter R. Rawlings III has been appointed Interim President of Cornell University, effective April 25. The appointment comes in the wake of the death of the university’s thirteenth president, Elizabeth Garrett, on March 6. Provost Michael Kotlikoff has been serving as Acting President since Garrett’s death. Rawlings served as the tenth president of Cornell from 1995 to 2003. He previously served as interim president from 2005 to 2006, following the resignation of Jeffrey Lehman.
 
Catherine Bond Hill, President of Vassar College since 2006, has announced that she will step down from the position in June 2017. Hill is the tenth president of the college.
 
Ann Goldstein was named Deputy Director and Chair and Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art at The Art Institute of Chicago, effective September 1, 2016.
 
Stephen Collins, previously Director, Artistic Operations and Administration, was named Executive Director at Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
 
 

March 24, 2016

This Week: New boards for associations for grain and feed, pulp and paper, metalforming, and more

Sherry L. Johnson, Vice President, Knowledge and Business Advancement, is now Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of American Horticulture Industry Association

The American Apparel & Footwear Association installed its new Executive Committee Officers. Paula Zusi is now Vice Chairman.
 
Gabriela Gonzalez has been promoted to Vice President, Latin at the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers.
 
Johan “Kip” Eideberg is now Vice President, Public Affairs at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.
 
Cynthia “Cindy” D’Aoust, formerly Acting Chief Executive Officer (since 8/12/15), has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cruise Lines International Association effective March 14th.
 
NACE International-The Worldwide Corrosion Authority has installed its new Board of Directors, led by President Alexander I. “Sandy” Williamson of Ammonite Corrosion Engineering Inc.
 
Kendal Frazier, formerly Interim Chief Executive Officer (since 2015), has been named Chief Executive Officer of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. Frazier has been with NCBA since 1985.
 
The National Grain and Feed Association has installed its new Executive Committee, led by Chairman John Heck of The Scoular Company.
 
The Precision Metalforming Association has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chair Ron Lowry.
 
The Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry has installed the new members of its Board of Directors: Richard Berry, James R. “Jim” Haeffele, and Anthony V. “Tony” Lyons.
 
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, Inc. announced the promotions of four staff: Dawson R. Hobbs to Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Reilly O’Connor to Vice President, Head of Federal Affairs and Policy, Catherine McDaniel to Vice President, Federal Affairs, and Alexandra “Ali” Prolago Gormley to Director, Federal Affairs. 
 
Melissa Murray, tenured faculty member at the Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley, has been appointed interim Dean. Murray’s appointment follows the March 10 resignation of former dean Sujit Choudhry, who left the position amid accusations of sexual harassment.
 
Rev. Kevin F. O’Brien, S.J., has been appointed Dean of the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University, effective August 1. O’Brien currently serves as the Vice President of Mission and Ministry at Georgetown University. 
 
 

March 17, 2016

This Week: Changes at banking and financial services associations 

The Association for Information and Image Management International President and Chief Executive Officer John F. Mancini (CSE since 5/13/1996) is now President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Evangelist and is transitioning to a more advisory role. AIIM Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Peggy Winton is now Chief Operating Officer. A transition committee is in place.
 
Adam Rice, the Communications Director for US Representative Randy Neugebauer (R-TX)  isjoining the staff of The Financial Services Roundtable as Communications Director on March 21st. FSR has also announced that Jon Evans has been named Senior Manager, Digital Strategy.
 
Independent Community Bankers of America has installed its 2016-17 Executive Committee, led by Chairman Rebecca Romero Rainey, the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Centinel Bank.
 
Rufus H. Yerxa, the President of Yerxa World Trade, has been named President of the National Foreign Trade Council, Inc. effective May 9th. He will replace current President William A. ”Bill” Reinsch (CSE since 4/2/01), who is retiring.
 
Jennifer Hedrick, formerly Executive Director of the Pellet Fuels Institute (2011-16), is the new Executive Director of The National Industrial Transportation League. She replaced former President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce J. Carlton (CSE 6/1/08-3/1/16) who has retired but remains a Consultant to the NITL.
 
Dominique Stumpf, formerly Chief Operating Officer at the National Pest Management Association Inc., International, has is the new Chief Executive Officer effective March 16, 2016. She replaced former Chief Executive Officer Robert M. “Bob” Rosenberg (CSE since 12/16/12-3/16/16), who has retired.
 
John Cassady has been promoted to Vice President, Legislative Affairs at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
 
Erin M. Fuller, President, Association Management and Consulting at MCI Global, is the new Interim Executive Director of the Special Libraries Association. She will serve as Interim Executive Director until a permanent chief executive is chosen. 

 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced the election of Maxine Turner to its Board of Directors.
 
Alison Rempel Brown, Chief of Staff, California Academy of Sciences,  was named President and Chief Executive Officer at The Science Museum of Minnesota, effective early May 2016.
 
Julie Kent was named Artistic Director at The Washington Ballet, replacing Septime Webre, effective July 1, 2016.
 
Sujit Choudhry, the Dean of the School of Law at University of California, Berkeley, resigned on March 10 following accusations of sexual harassment by his former executive assistant. Choudhry had served as Dean since 2014. The naming of an interim replacement is expected within the next two weeks. 

 

March 10, 2016

This Week: Changes to dermatology, massage therapy, and occupational health 

The American Academy of Dermatology has installed its new Officers and members of the Board of Directors, led by President Abel Torres of Case Western Reserve University. 

The American Massage Therapy Association has installed its new Officers and Board of Directors, led by President Nathan J. Nordstrom.
 
The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. has selected SmithBucklin as its association management company effective July 1, 2016. AAOHN’s headquarters will move to 330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois 60611-7621 effective on that date.
 
At the American Traffic Safety Services Association, Donna M. Clark has been promoted to Vice President, Member Services and Nathan “Nate” Smith has been promoted to Vice President, Government Relations.
 
Carter F. Ham, formerly Chair of the National Commission on the Future of the Army, has joined Association of the United States Armyas Executive Vice President.
 
Colleen Harper has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer at American Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition.
 
Julie J. Coons, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Electronic Retailing Association (CSE since 12/2008) is stepping down effective April 1, 2016. ERA’s Immediate Past Chairman, Chris Reinmuth, will serve as Interim Executive Director.
 
Daniel P. Kelley has been elected President-Elect of NASSP effective July 1, 2016.
 
National Air Transportation Association President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas L. “Tom” Hendricks (CSE since 9/1/12) will be stepping down effective August 31, 2016. A member of NATA’s Board of Directors will be named Interim President and Chief Executive Officer effective September 1, 2016 until a successor is chosen. NATA’s Senior Vice President, Government and External Affairs William R. “Bill” Deere and Senior Vice President, Business Development, Membership and General Counsel Timothy R. “Tim” Obitts will oversee NATA's daily activities.
 
The Society of American Foresters has moved to a new location in Bethesda, MD. 
 
The Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc. has installed its new Officers and Board of Directors, led by President Timothy D. “Tim” Arnold.
 
S.Y. Lee, previously Deputy Press Secretary, Office of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, was named Director, Communications at The Internet Association
 
Elizabeth Garrett, who became the first female President of Cornell University in July 2015, died of colon cancer on March 6, 2016 at the age of 52. She was the 13th president of the university and the first to die in office. Garrett had previously served as the Provost of the University of Southern California from 2010 to 2015. Cornell Provost Michael I. Kotlikoff currently serves as Acting President. 
 
Alison Rempel Brown, Chief of Staff, California Academy of Sciences,  was named President and Chief Executive Officer at The Science Museum of Minnesota, effective early May 2016.
 
Julie Kent was named Artistic Director at The Washington Ballet, replacing Septime Webre, effective July 1, 2016.

 

March 3, 2016

This Week: Changes for the beverage, crop, and cleaning industries

David J. Berteau, currently Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness at the United States Department of Defense, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Services Council effective March 28, 2016.
 
Scott C. Farrell, formerly Chief Financial Officer and Associate Executive Director, Business and Operations at the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, is the new Executive Director effective March 2nd. He replaced former AAOMS Executive Director and Secretary Robert C. Rinaldi (CSE 1997-3/2/16), who has retired.
 
Fredericka L.M. McGee, formerly General Counsel and Deputy Chief of Staff at the California State Assembly, has joined the American Beverage Association as Vice President, California Government Affairs and Operations.
 
Imad Saab, formerly Senior Manager, Biotech and Business Affairs at E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, will join CropLife America as Senior Director, Environmental Policy effective March 15th.
 
ISSA The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association has announced three changes on its Board of Directors. Taylor Bruce Jr., the President of IH Services, Inc. has been elected Executive Officer, Roman Chmiel has been elected BSC Director and Neil Eibeler has been elected Manufacturer Director. Each of them fills a vacancy.
 
Rosemary G. Feal, the Executive Director (CSE since 8/02) of the Modern Language Association, will be stepping down in Summer 2017.  A search committee has been appointed and MLA plans to install the new Executive Director by the time of Rosemary G. Feal's departure.
 
Robert A. Walton, currently Vice President, Finance and Administration at Vassar College, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of College Stores effective July 1, 2016. He will replace current Chief Executive Officer Brian E. Cartier (CSE since 1998), who is retiring.
 
Mark Chung, formerly Managing Principal at 121 Consulting, is now Chief Marketing Officer at SAE International
 
Alexander Alonso has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Knowledge Development at the Society for Human Resource Management.

Amanda Guarino, previously Management and Program Analyst at the Administration for Children and Families in the United States Department of Health and Human Services, was named Policy Director at First Five Years Fund.    

At Goodwill Industries of San Antonio, Marla Jackson, President and Chief Executive Officer, resigned and Janelle Sykes will oversee the organization until an Interim Chief Executive Officer can be named.

Joseph J. McGowan, the third President of Bellarmine University, passed away on March 1 at the age of 71 following a brief illness. McGowan had served as President of the university since 1990 and oversaw the graduation of Bellermine from a college to a university in 2000. An interim replacement has yet to be announced.  

Simon Newman, the 25th president of Mount St. Mary’s University, resigned following faculty outrage over abrupt firings and controversial statements made by Newman following his hiring in late 2015. Karl Einolf, Dean of the university’s School of Business, has been named Acting President.

 

 February 25, 2016

This Week:  Pharmaceuticals and physicians

Daniel “Dan” Cardinali has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of INDEPENDENT SECTOR effective in July 2016. 

Susan A. Cantrell, formerly Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DIA Americas at the Drug Information Association is the new Chief Executive Officer of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy

Scott Whitaker, currently Chief Operating Officer, BIO and President, BIO International Convention at theBiotechnology Innovation Organization, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Advanced Medical Technology Association effective April 4, 2016. He fills a position that had been vacant since former President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen J. "Steve" Ubl (CSE Ubl  7/18/05-10/15/15) left to join Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America as President and Chief Executive Officer. Whitaker's departure date from BIO has not been announced. 

Shannon M. Scott, formerly Executive Director, Marketing Communications at Applebee's International, Inc.,  is now Senior Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Membership at the American Academy of Family Physicians. 

Katherine Trinidad, formerly Director, Worldwide Media Relations at Lockheed Martin Corporation, is  now Senior Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs at the American Council of Life Insurers

Steven A. "Steve" Weiss, formerly Senior Vice President, Membership, Marketing and Business Development at theInstitute of Management Accountants, Inc., has been named Chief Executive Officer of A.R.E./POPAI. He replaced former Interim Executive Director Todd Dittman (2015-16), who remains Chief Operating Officer.

Aaron Cooper, formerly Of Counsel, Public Policy and Government Affairs Practice Group, Covington & Burling LLP, is now Vice President, Strategic Policy Initiatives at BSA | The Software Alliance effective February 22nd

Eli Joseph, formerly Executive Director, Federal Government Relations at  Merck & Co., Inc., is now Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer at the Credit Union National Association, Inc. 

Christine Ann Botosan of the University of Utah, has been appointed a Board Member of the Financial Accounting Foundation’s  Financial Accounting Standards Board for a five-year term beginning July 1. 2016. She will replace the current Board Member, Thomas J. Linsmeier, whose term ends on June 30th

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association has installed its new Officers and members of its Board of Directors, led by Chair Heather M. Bresch, the Chief Executive Officer of Mylan N.V. 

The International Franchise Association has installed its new Officers and members of the Board of Directors, led by Chairman Aziz Hashim of National Restaurant Development, Inc. 

Vonnie Hampel, formerly Senior Legislative Assistant to US Representative Dave Loebsack (D-IA) is now Director, Federal Government Affairs at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores effective February 24th

Dominique Stumpf, currently Chief Operating Officer at the National Pest Management Association Inc., International, has been named Chief Executive Officer effective March 16, 2016. She will replace current Chief Executive Officer Robert M. “Bob” Rosenberg (CSE since 12/16/12), who is retiring. 

The board of trustees of Miami University has appointed Gregory P. Crawford as the university’s 22nd President, effective July 1. Crawford is currently a Professor of Physics as well as Vice President and Associate Provost of the University of Notre Dame.  He previously served as Dean of Notre Dame’s College of Science from 2008 to 2015 and as Dean of Engineering at Brown University from 2006 to 2008. He succeeds David C. Hodge as president of Miami University, a position he has held since 2006. 

 

 

 February 18, 2016

This Week:  AALL - The name remains the same

The members of the American Association of Law Libraries voted down a proposal to change the association’s name to the Association for Legal Information.

Juanita D. Duggan, previously President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Apparel & Footwear Association, has taken up her new position as President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Federation of Independent Business.

The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants have installed its new Board of Directors. Thomas T. “Tom” Daniels of Spencer Stuart, Inc. continues as Chair.

Christopher “Chris” Nevers has been promoted to Vice President, Energy and Environment at the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. effective February 15th.

Richard A. “Rick” Helfenbein, formerly President of TellaS/Luen Thai USA, is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Apparel & Footwear Association, effective February 15th.  Helfenbein served as AAFA Chairman from 2014-16. He replaced former President and Chief Executive Officer Juanita D. Duggan (CSE 2014-16), who is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Federation of Independent Business. AAFA’s new Chairman is Robert T. “Rob” DeMartini, the President and Chief Executive Officer of New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.

American Veterinary Medical Association Executive Vice President W. Ron DeHaven (CSE since 8/07), has announced his retirement effective in the Summer of 2016. A specific retirement date has not been set, but DeHaven is expected to remain at AVMA through the Annual Convention in August, depending on the selection of his successor. A search to fill the position is in progress.

The Association of American Colleges and Universities has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chair James Paul Collins of Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus.

The Association of University Technology Managers has installed its new Board of Directors, led by President David Winwood, the Chief Business Development Officer of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in the Louisiana State University System.

Scott Bogren, currently Communications Director at the Community Transportation Association of America, will become CTAA’s Executive Director effective April 1, 2016. He will replace current Executive Director Dale J. Marsico (CSE since 11/1996), who is retiring.

Douglas K. Chia, formerly Corporate Secretary and Assistant General Counsel at Johnson & Johnson, is the new Executive Director, The Governance Center, at the Global Corporate Governance Research Center of The Conference Board, Inc. effective February 16th.

The Institute of International Finance, Inc. announced the appointment of as Ulrik Harald Bie, formerly Chief Analyst, Head of Strategy and Macroeconomic Research at Nykredit A/S, as Chief Economist for Global Macroeconomic Analysis effective April 1, 2016.

The International Association of Business Communicators has moved to a new location on Montgomery Street in San Francisco, CA.

NaSPA, Inc. Network and Systems Professionals Association has moved from Milwaukee, WI to Ovilla, TX.

The National Academy of Sciences has announced the election of Marcia K. McNutt, the Editor-in-Chief of Science, as President. William H. “Bill” Press of the University of Texas at Austin, has been elected Treasurer and four new members were elected to the Council. All new terms are effective July 1, 2016.

The National Institute of Building Sciences has installed its 2016 Board of Directors, led by Chairman Stephen T. Ayers, the Architect of the Capitol. 

At the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Robert L. Hughes was named Director, K-12 Strategy, effective June 1, 2016.

 

 

February 11, 2016

This Week: Big Changes for Cotton, Gems and Paper

Ruth Batson, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the American Gem Society, has announced her intention to retire in the Summer of 2017.

Judy Ziewacz is now President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Cooperative Business Association.  She had been Interim Chief Executive Officer since the departure of President and Chief Executive Officer Michael V. “Mike” Beall last year.

Margaret Hastings “Margo” Georgiadis, the President, Americas at Google Inc., has been named Vice Chair of The Advertising Council Inc.’s Board of Directors. She will become the Chair on July 1, 2016.

Scott C. Farrell, currently Chief Financial Officer and Associate Executive Director, Business and Operations at the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, has been named Executive Director of AAOMS effective March 2nd. He will replace current Executive Director Robert C. Rinaldi (CSE since 1997), who is retiring.

The American Cleaning Institute announced on February 9th that it has elected three new members to its Board of Directors: Audra Davies, Rick Hanson, and Paul Siracusa.

Paul T. Burke, the Executive Director of the American Psychiatric Foundation of the American Psychiatric Association since 2007, has announced his retirement effective July 1, 2016.

The Cotton Council International has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chairman Dahlen K. Hancock.

Genevieve “Gen” O’Sullivan, formerly Director, Communications at the National Association of State Foresters, is the Director, Communications and Marketing at CropLife America.

CTIA announced on February 9th that Lixin Cheng is now an Executive Committee Member on its Board of Directors.

The Direct Marketing Association, Inc. announced the election of 10 new members to its Board of Directors on February 1st.

Robert P.  “Bob” Hartwig, the President of the Insurance Information Institute (CSE since 1/1/07), is stepping down in the Summer of 2016 to join the faculty of the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business. His exact departure date has not been announced. A search committee is handling the search to fill the position. Hartwig has been a member of the I.I.I. staff since 1998.

Marjorie Hass, the President of Austin College, has been elected Chair of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has named Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer Andrew J. “Andy” Beal as its Acting Chief Executive Officer. He replaced former Chief Executive Officer Earl Benjamin “Ben” Nelson (CSE 1/13-1/31/16), who stepped down at the end of January. Former NAIC President Elect Sharon P. Clark’s resignation as KY Insurance Commissioner in January has led to several changes in NAIC’s Executive Committee. Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Ted Nickel, who was serving as Vice President, has been elected President-Elect; Tennessee Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak, who was serving as NAIC Secretary and Treasurer has been elected Vice President; Maine Insurance Superintendent Eric A. Cioppa has been elected Secretary-Treasurer; Alfred W. “Al” Redmer, Jr., has replaced Eric Cioppa as Northeast Zone Vice Chair and Katharine L. Wade has replaced Cioppa as Northeast Zone Secretary.

Shane Stephens has been elected Chairman of the National Cotton Council of America.

Jason A. Briefel, the Legislative Director of the Senior Executives Association, is now also serving SEA as Interim President. He replaced former Interim President Tim Dirks (CSE 11/9/15-2/16), who has stepped down for personal reasons. A search is in progress to fill the position.

Nick Sargent (8/2015-2/2016) is now President of SnowSports Industries America. He joined the staff as Incoming President in August 2015 and has replaced former President David Ingemie (CSE 1981-2/2016) who remains with SIA as President Emeritus. Sargent was formerly Vice President, Global Business Alliance at Burton Snowboards.

The Society for New Communications Research [SNCR], founded in 2005, merged with The Conference Board, Inc. effective December 23, 2015. SNCR is now a division of TCB. The merger was announced on February 10, 2016.

The Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry has announced that Richard Berry, James R. Haeffele, and Tony Lyons have been elected to the Board of Directors effective in March 2016.

Joy Sisisky was named Chief Philanthropy Officer at the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula and Sonoma Counties, effective April 1, 2016.

Marc Tessier-Lavigne has been named the 11th President of Stanford University, effective September 1, 2016. Tessier-Lavigne has served as President of Rockefeller University since 2011. Previously, he served at Genetech, Inc., in a variety of positions related to disease research and drug discovery. He succeeds outgoing President John L. Hennessy, who has led the school since 2000.

James Rondeau, the Frances and Thomas Dittmer Chair, Contemporary Art, was named President and Eloise W. Martin Director at The Art Institute of Chicago, effective February 17, 2016, replacing Douglas Druick.

Septime Webre, Artistic Director, The Washington Ballet, is leaving effective late June 2016.

 

 

February 4, 2016

The Salt Institute Moved

The American Apparel & Footwear Association is in the process of relocating from Arlington, VA to 740 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. The move is expected to be completed by sometime in March 2016.

Hadar Susskind has been appointed as Vice President, Public Policy and Legal Affairs at The Council on Foundations.

Donald P. “Don” Welsh, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Choose Chicago (until March 25, 2016) has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Destination Marketing Association International effective March 29, 2016. He will replace DMAI’s Chief Operating Officer Charles Jeffers II, who has been Interim Chief Executive Officer since September 2015.

Digital Content Next has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Co-Chairs Marty Moe, the President of Vox Media,  and Christy Tanner, the Senior Vice President and General Manager, Media Group at CBS Interactive Inc.

The ESOP Association has moved to 1200 18th Street, NW, Suite 1125, Washington, DC 20036-2562 effective February 1, 2016.

Global Market Development Center has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chairman Stephen C. “Steve” Davis, the Director, GM/HBC Sales and Merchandising at Weis Markets, Inc.

NACHA-The Electronic Payments Association announced the election of four new members to its Board of Directors.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association announced the election of eight new members to its Board of Directors.

Earl Benjamin “Ben” Nelson has stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (CSE 1/2013-1/31/16). A search to fill the position is in progress.

Scott Artman, formerly Chief Risk and Volunteer Management Officer at ISACA, is the new Executive Director of the National Association of Tax Professionals effective January 18th. He replaced former Interim Chief Executive Officer Gerald F. “Jerry” Cannito (CSE 5-6/15-1/18/16), a member of the NATP Board of Directors, who is the 2016 NATP President.

The National Automobile Dealers Association has installed its new Executive Committee, led by Chairman Jeffrey B. “Jeff” Carlson.

The Retail Industry Leaders Association has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chairman William C. “Bill” Rhodes III, the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of AutoZone, Inc.

The Salt Institute has moved from Alexandria, VA to Naples, FL.

Kirk Adams was named President and Chief Executive Officer at American Foundation for the Blind, effective May 16, 2016, replacing Carl Augusto.

Tupper Thomas, Executive Director at New Yorkers for Parks, Inc., announced she will be retiring in the coming months.

Katherine C. Haley, previously Policy Advisor in the Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, was named Senior Director, K-12 Programs at The Philanthropy Roundtable.

Nancy Targett, currently serving as Acting President of the University of Delaware, will conclude a thirty year career with the university upon stepping down from the presidency on June 30, 2016. Targett will move on to a position as the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of New Hampshire, beginning in Fall 2016. Targett has served as Acting President since 2015 and previously served as the Dean of the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment from 2005 to 2015.

David E. Chesebrough, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center of Science and Industry, announced he will be retiring at the end of 2016.

 

Paul Meecham, President and Chief Executive Officer, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Inc., is leaving to join Utah Symphony and Utah Opera effective July 1, 2016.

 

 

January 28, 2016

This Week:  Gwen Basaria named VP of Member Delight and Engagement at AAAE

Mike Sommers, previously Chief of Staff to former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John A. Boehner, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Private Equity Growth Capital Council effective in early February 2016.

Gwen M. P. (Papineau) Basaria has been promoted to Vice President, Member Delight and Engagement at the American Association of Airport Executives.

The American Law Institute has announced that David F. Levi, the Dean of the School of Law at Duke University, is now President-Designate. Levi will become ALI’s 10th President effective May 24, 2017. He will replace current ALI President since 2008) Roberta Cooper Ramo, a Shareholder at Modrall, Sperling, Roehl, Harris & Sisk, P.A.

The American Petroleum Institute and America's Natural Gas Alliance [ANGA] merged effective in January 2016. Former ANGA President and Chief Executive Officer Martin J. “Marty” Durbin is now Executive Director, Market Development of API. API has also announced that Bonnie Loomis is the new Executive Director of the South Carolina Petroleum Council and that Miles Morin is now the Executive Director of the Virginia Petroleum Council.

David A. Leich and Matthias Vogel have joined the Automotive Industry Action Group’s Board of Directors.

Donald P. “Don” Welsh, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Choose Chicago, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Destination Marketing Association International. Welsh will replace Chief Operating Officer Charles Jeffers II, who has been the Acting Chief Executive Officer since September 2015.

FIA, formerly the Futures Industry Association Inc., FIA Europe, and FIA Asia have merged effective January 8, 2016.  The legal name of the merged association is FIA.

The Food Marketing Institute has announced its 2016-18 Board of Directors’ Officers, led by Chairman Edmund Kevin Davis of Bristol Farms.

The Interactive Advertising Bureau has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chairman Lauren Wiener.

Constance E. “Connie” Tipton, the President and Chief Executive Officer (CSE since 1/1/04) of International Dairy Foods Association has announced her retirement effective December 31, 2016. A Transition Committee is handling the process to fill the position.

The Natural Gas Supply Association and the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas [CNLG] have merged effective in January 2016.

David Sandman, Senior Vice President, was named President and Chief Executive Officer at New York State Health Foundation, replacing James R. Knickman, effective March 1, 2016.

At Feed the Children, J.C. Watts, Jr. was named President and Chief Executive Officer, replacing Kate Schecter, effective February 1, 2016.

Paul W. Ferguson, the President of Ball State University, will resign from the position on March 31, 2016, following a two month sabbatical. Ferguson’s resignation comes less than two years after taking the position in August 2014. No reason has been given for Ferguson’s sudden departure. Ball State’s Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Terry King, will serve as Interim President.

The University of Texas System Board of Regents have named Richard C. Benson as the sole finalist for the position of President at The University of Texas at Dallas. In accordance with state law, university governing boards must name finalists for a university presidency at least 21 days before making the appointment official. Benson currently serves as the Dean of the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, a position he has held since 2005.

Aranthan S. Jones, previously Principal, Podesta Group, Inc., was named Chief Policy and Communications Officer at W.K. Kellogg Foundation, effective February 1, 2016.

 

 

January 21, 2016

This Week: Water works, waterways and wine

Linda Thomas Brooks is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of MPA- The Association of Magazine Media.

At the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers, Nicole George-Middleton and Shawn LeMone have both been promoted to Senior Vice President, Membership.

The American Waterways Operators has announced that Jennifer A. Carpenter has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer.

The American Water Works Association has announced the election of Brenda Lennox as President-Elect effective in late June.

Douglas K. Chia, currently Corporate Secretary and Assistant General Counsel at Johnson & Johnson, has been named Executive Director, The Governance Center at the Global Corporate Governance Research Center of The Conference Board, Inc. effective in February. He will replace Donna C. Dabney, who is retiring.

Anna McDermott-Vitak, formerly Executive Director, Global Government Affairs at Amgen Inc., is now Vice President, Corporate Development and Administration at the Generic Pharmaceutical Association.

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association has installed its 2016 Board of Directors, led by Chairman Joe Bybel.

Meeting Professionals International has moved to a new location in Dallas, TX.

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association has installed its 2016 Board of Directors, led by Chairman Douglas J. “Doug” Grimm, the President and Chief Operating Officer of Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. MEMA also announced that Brian Daugherty, formerly Director of Global Intellectual Property at Visteon Corporation, has joined the staff as Chief Technology Officer.

David “Dave” Christman has been promoted to Vice President, State Affairs at the National Beer Wholesalers Association, Inc. He has been with NBWA since 2001.

Michael Massik, formerly Chief Executive Officer of USA Weightlifting (2012-15) is now Executive Director of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  He replaced former Executive Director Michael Embree (CSE 2012-15).

Catherine Paige Hanson, formerly a Professional Staff Member at the Joint Economic Committee, is now Director, Government Affairs at the Organization for International Investment Inc.

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America has announced the appointment of L. Rodger Currie, formerly Chief of Government Affairs at the American Psychiatric Association, as Executive Vice President, Advocacy, effective February 1st.

The Professional Convention Management Association has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chair William F. “Bill” Reed, the Senior Director, Meetings and Community Engagement at the American Society of Hematology.

Tracy K. Genesen, formerly General Counsel at Edrington Americas, is the new Vice President and General Counsel at the Wine Institute.

Thomas Rochon, the President of Ithaca College, will retire effective July 1, 2017. He has served in the position since 2008. A search for his successor will commence in the summer of 2016. Rochon’s retirement announcement follows a vote of no confidence by the school’s faculty in response to student protests regarding racial biases with regards to campus culture and profiling.

Sister Margaret Carney, the President of St. Bonaventure University, will retire effective July 31, 2016. She has served in the position since 2004.

Ira S. Hirschfield will be stepping down as President of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund in December 2016.

Kara Medoff Barnett, Managing Director, Lincoln Center International at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., was named Executive Director at American Ballet Theatre, effective February 16, 2016.


 

January 14, 2016

This Week: Shoes, sugar, cars and planes

The American College of Cardiology has completed its merger with the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.  SCPC is now an institute of the ACC.

Rachel Tristan, formerly a Legislative Aide to US Representative Brian Babin (R-TX) is now Director, Government and Political Affairs at Airports Council International-North America.

Richard A. “Rick” Helfenbein, the President of TellaS/Luen Thai USA, who is currently the Chairman of the American Apparel & Footwear Association, has been named AAFA’s President and Chief Executive Officer effective February 15, 2016.  Helfenbein will replace current President and Chief Executive Officer Juanita D. Duggan (CSE since 7/1/14), who leaves February 8, 2015. She will be joining the National Federation of Independent Business as President and Chief Executive Officer in February. AAFA Vice Chairman Robert T. “Bob” DeMartini, the President and Chief Executive Officer of New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc., will become AAFA’s Chairman on February 15th.

Vincent "Zippy" Duvall, formerly President and Chief Executive Officer of the Georgia Farm Bureau Federation (2007-16), has replaced former President Robert "Bob" Stallman (CSE 1/2000-1/12/16) as the President of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Scott VanderWal, the President of the South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation since 2004, has replaced Barry Bushue as Vice President.

Peter J. O’Neil, formerly Executive Director of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (CSE 3/31/09-1/16), has now started as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of ASIS International. He replaced former Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Stack who retired effective December 31, 2015 (CSE 1993-12/31/15; first as Executive Director; CEO since 2009).

The American Society for Public Administration has moved to a new location in Washington, DC effective January 1st.

At APQC, Michael J. “Mike” Hinson, formerly President and Chief Executive Officer at Wright Therapy Products, is the new Chief Financial Officer.

Lynn Pasquerella, the President of Mount Holyoke College, has been named President of the Association of American Colleges and Universities effective July 1, 2016. She will replace current President Carol Geary Schneider (CSE since 1998), who is stepping down on June 30, 2016.

At the Association of Global Automakers, Inc., Ellen J. Gleberman has been promoted to Executive Vice President and General Counsel and Paul D. Ryan has been promoted to Vice President, Trade and Competitiveness. David Thomas, formerly Chief of Staff to US Representative Hal Rogers (R-KY) has joined the staff as Senior Director, Government Affairs.

The Biotechnology Industry Organization has changed its name to Biotechnology Innovation Organization. BIO has announced that Daniel T. “Dan” Durham, formerly Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at America's Health Insurance Plans, will join the staff as Executive Vice President, Health Policy effective January 18, 2016.

The ESOP Association is moving to 1200 18th Street, NW, Suite 1125, Washington, DC 20036-2562 effective February 1, 2016.

The Financial Services Roundtable has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chairman Ajay Banga,  the President and Chief Executive Officer of MasterCard Incorporated.

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association has installed its 2016 Board of Directors, led by Chairman Joe Bybel.

The National Grocers Association announced the promotions of four staffers: Gregory B. “Gregg” Ferrara is now Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs; Matthew R. “Matt” Ott is now Chief Operating Officer; Margaret “Maggie” (Piggott) Lyons is now Senior Director, Government Relations, and Laura Strange is now Senior Director, Communications and Marketing.

At The Sugar Association, Inc., former President and Chief Executive Officer Andrew C. “Andy” Briscoe III (CSE 4/03-1/8/16) resigned effective January 8th. P. Courtney Gaine, SAI’s former Vice President, Scientific Affairs (2014-16) is now Interim President and Chief Executive Officer.

The Telecommunications Industry Association announced that Barbara Labuskes, formerly Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Riggs, Counselman, Michaels & Downes, Inc. is now Chief Financial Officer; Limor Schafman is now Director of Content Development and K.C. Swanson is now Director, Global Policy.

Jon Orcutt, previously Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Transportation for the City of New York, was named Director, Communications and Advocacy at TransitCenter, Inc.

M. Duane Nellis is stepping down as the President of Texas Tech University, effective January 22, 2016. Nellis has served in the position since June of 2013. Nellis was considered as a finalist for the position of President at the University of Wyoming in December of 2015, but was not selected.

John G. Morgan, currently Chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents, has announced that he will step down, effective January 31, 2016. Morgan has served in the position since October of 2010. His resignation comes following a disagreement with Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam regarding the governor’s proposal to create independent boards for the six state universities currently governed by the Board of Regents.

At the Ford Foundation, Bess Rothenberg was named Director, Strategy and Learning.

Robert L. Nabors, the Chief of Staff at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, was named Director, Policy and Government Affairs at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, effective January 18, 2016.

 

 

January 7, 2016

This Week: Museum of the City of New York names Whitney W. Donhauser as President

Julie Anixter is now Executive Director of The American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Stefano Bertuzzi is now Executive Director of the American Society for Microbiology.

Martin Trussell is now Executive Director of the Employers Council on Flexible Compensation.

Katrinka “Katie” Smith Sloan is now President and Chief Executive Officer of LeadingAge.

Illinois Press Association has taken over management of the National Newspaper Association.  The association’s headquarters has moved from Virginia to Illinois and Dennis DeRossett, Chief Operating Officer, is now the chief staff executive.

Anne Forristall Luke is now President and Chief Executive Officer of the Rubber Manufacturers Association.

Susan A. Cantrell, the Vice President and Managing Director, DIA Americas, at the Drug Information Association, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy effective in mid-February 2016. She replaces former Chief Executive Officer Edith A. Rosato (CSE 11/7/11-12/31/15), who has retired.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology-The Eye M.D. Association has installed its new Board of Trustees, led by President William L. Rich III.

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry, Inc. has moved to a new location in Washington, DC.

The American Marketing Association has moved to a new location in Chicago, IL.

The members of the Association of American Geographers voted to do business as the American Association of Geographers effective January 1, 2016. AAG's legal name remains the same.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chair Leif J. Magnusson, President and Regional Director, Americas of Claas of America Inc.

ASTM International has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chairman Ralph M. Paroli, the Director, Research and Development at the National Research Council, Canada.

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association has moved from Chantilly, VA to Gainesville, VA.

The Business Roundtable has installed its new Executive Committee, led by Chairman Douglas R. “Doug” Oberhelman, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Caterpillar Inc.

Vicki Lins, formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at United Way Worldwide (2014-15), is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing effective January 1, 2016. She replaced CTAM’s Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing Anne Cowan. Cowan served as CTAM Acting President and Chief Executive Officer (CSE 9/15-12/31/15)  

Samuel R. “Sam” Whitfield Jr., formerly Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer at the Credit Union National Association, Inc., has joined the Consumer Bankers Association as Senior Vice President, Congressional Affairs.

Gregory P. “Greg” DeLapp, formerly Senior Employee Relations and Employee Assistance at Carpenter Technology Corporation is the new Chief Executive Officer of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Inc. effective January 4, 2016. He replaced former Chief Executive Officer John B. Maynard (CSE since 1/1/04-12/31/15) who is retiring effective December 31, 2015.

Harry J. Conaway, formerly a Senior Partner at Mercer LLC, is the new Chief Executive Officer of the Employee Benefit Research Institute. He replaced former President and Chief Executive Officer Dallas L. Salisbury (CSE 1978-12/31/15). Salisbury remains EBRI President Emeritus.

The International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association has installed its new Board of Directors, led by President Earl J. “Buddy” Croft III, the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority.

The Materials Research Society has installed its new Board of Directors, led by President Kristi S. Anseth of the University of Colorado Boulder.

The Optical Society of America, Inc. has installed its new Board of Directors, led by President Alan E. Willner of the University of Southern California.

The Photo Marketing Association International has moved from McLean, VA to Washington, DC.

At the Retail Industry Leaders Association, David “Dave” Koenig, formerly Vice President, Tax and Profitability at the National Restaurant Association is the new Vice President, Tax and Austen William Jensen, formerly Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC) has also joined the staff as Vice President, Government Affairs.

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers has installed its new Board of Directors, led by President Dean L. Bartles. SME announced that Christopher Wojcik, formerly Vice President, Membership and Industry Development at the American Society of Interior Designers, will join the staff as Director, Membership on January 13th.

The Special Libraries Association has installed its new Board of Directors, led by President Thomas E. “Tom” Rink of Northeastern State University.

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has moved to a new location in Pittsburgh, PA.

Jesse Montero was named Director, Central Library at the Brooklyn Public Library.

Terri Trotter was named President and Chief Executive Officer at Midland Center for the Arts.

At the Museum of the City of New York, Whitney W. Donhauser was named President and Ronay Menschel Director, replacing Susan Henshaw Jones.

Eric Hyman, Director of Athletics at Texas A&M University-College Station, has announced that he will step down from the post upon the announcement of a successor. Hyman has served in the position since 2012. He previously served in the same position at University of South Carolina from 2005 to 2012 and at Texas Christian University from 1997 to 2005.

Gabriella Stern, previously Deputy Managing Editor, Strategic Initiatives, The Wall Street Journal, was named Director, Media and External Relations at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Peter Laugharn was named President and Chief Executive Officer at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, replacing Steven M. Hilton as President and Chief Executive Officer.  Steven Hilton remains Chairman.

Jennifer Barlament, previously General Manager, The Musical Arts Association/The Cleveland Orchestra, was named Executive Director at Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, replacing Terence L. Neal.

Dennis M. Bartels was named Executive Director at Exploratorium.

At Pacific Science Center, Will Daugherty was named President and Chief Executive Officer, replacing Cory Sbarbaro.

At National Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda was named Designate Music Director for the 2016-2017 season and named Music Director beginning with the 2017-2018 season, replacing Christoph Eschenbach.

Christian Schornich was named Chief Operating Officer at Pittsburgh Symphony, Inc.

 

 

December 28, 2015

This Week: Security, health and commerce...

Cecilia Sepp has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the American College of Health Care Administrators effective January 4, 2016.  She will replace Sharon Colling who became Interim Chief Executive Officer following the retirement of former President and Chief Executive Officer Marianna Kern Grachek earlier this year.

Peter J. O’Neil has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of ASIS International effective in January 2016.  He will replace Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Stack who is retiring at the end of this year.  O’Neil is currently Executive Director of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and will step down from that position early next year.

Harry M. Wingo has stepped down as President and Chief Executive Officer of the District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce.  Margaret Singleton is currently Interim President and Chief Executive Officer.

Stacey Franklin Jones has resigned her position as the Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University, effective December 31. Although she only held the position for a year, neither Jones nor the University of North Carolina System has explained her decision to step down. Thomas Conway, currently serving as Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff at Fayetteville State University, has been appointed Interim Chancellor and will be taken into consideration during the search for a permanent replacement.   

At the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Ramon Murguia was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Also, Cathann A. Kress was elected a new trustee, effective January 2016.

 

 

December 17, 2015

This Week:  CTAM names new President and CEO

Brian Costanzo has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of SOCAP International effective January 11, 2016.

John R. Lyboldt has been named President of the Truckload Carriers Association effective December 21, 2015.

The American National Standards Institute has announced its Officers and new Board members effective January 1, 2016. Kevan Lawlor of NSF International remains the Chairman.

Vicki Lins, formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at United Way Worldwide, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing effective January 1, 2016. She will replace Anne Cowan, CTAM’s Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing, who has been serving as Acting President and Chief Executive Officer since September.

The Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers [CRB] has changed its name to the Real Estate Benefits Institute [REBI]. The name change phasing in is now complete and includes a new website.

Angela White has been elected Vice President and President-Elect of the Electronic Security Association. She replaces Thomas G. Eggebrecht, who resigned from the Board.

Gregory P. “Greg” DeLapp, formerly Senior Employee Relations and Employee Assistance at Carpenter Technology Corporation, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Inc. effective January 4, 2016. He will replace current Chief Executive Officer John B. Maynard (CSE since 1/1/04) who is retiring effective December 31, 2015.

NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies’ President Ralph J. Nappi (CSE since 1/1/06) has announced that he will be transitioning out of NPES and as President of the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation.  He will continue for 90 days after the new NPES President is hired. A search is in progress to fill the position. Nappi’s exact departure date has not yet been determined.

Marvin S. “Marv” Fertel is retiring as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Nuclear Energy Institute at the end of 2016. The NEI Executive Committee is conducting a search to fill the position.

SOCMA-Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates has announced its 2016 Officers and members of the Board of Governors effective January 1, 2016. Current First Vice Chairman Charles E. “Chuck” Bennett of Dixie Chemical Company will become Chairman.

Thomas Burr, Washington Correspondent at The Salt Lake Tribune, was elected President at National Press Club, effective January 15, 2016.

David L. Chicoine, President of South Dakota State University since 2007, has announced that he will step down from the position by July 1, 2016, or as soon as a replacement is selected by the South Dakota Board of Regents. He will continue as a faculty member in the university’s economics department.

At Chicago Botanic Garden, Jean Franczyk was named President and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2016, replacing Sophia Shaw.

Christian Schornich was named Chief Operating Officer at Pittsburgh Symphony, Inc., effective January 1, 2016.

 

 

December 10, 2015

This Week:  Movies, food and cars..

The Executive Board of the American Association of Law Libraries has approved a change of the association’s name to the Association for Legal Information.  The association’s members will begin voting on the change on January 12, 2016 with results to be announced on February 11, 2016.

Brien Poffenberger has stepped down as President and Chief Executive Officer of Maryland Chamber of Commerce, Inc.  His predecessor, Kathleen T. “Kathy” Snyder, is currently Interim President and Chief Executive Officer.

Terry K. Holliday, formerly Kentucky Education Commissioner, is now Chairman of the Board of Directors of The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.  He has replaced former West Virginia Governor Bob Wise who had held the position since 2009.

The Association of Global Automakers, Inc. announced that David J. “Dave” Garriepy has joined its staff as State Government Relations Manager.

CTIA-The Wireless Association has changed its name to CTIA.

The Direct Marketing Association, Inc. has moved to a new location in New York City.

The Financial Accounting Foundation has announced the election of the 2016 Chair and 5 additional new members of the Board of Trustees. Charles H. Noski will become Chair effective January 1, 2016.  FAF has also announced the election of the 2016 Chair and 15 additional  new Members of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council. Andrew G. McMaster will become Chair effective January 1, 2016.

The Flight Safety Foundation has moved to a new location in Alexandria, Virginia.

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association announced that Christopher M. “Chris” Bowlin, formerly Senior Vice President at  Capitol Hill Consulting Group, has been named Senior Vice President, Government Affairs.

Mark W. Lauroesch, formerly Vice President and General Counsel, Intellectual Property at Corning Incorporated is the new Executive Director of the Intellectual Property Owners Association. He replaced former IPO Executive Director (CSE 1983-2015) Herbert “Herb” C. Wamsley, who has retired.

Jason McFarland, formerly Vice President, Corporate Development/Chief of Staff (2013-11/30/15) at the International Association of Drilling Contractors is now Interim President. He replaced former President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen A. “Steve” Colville (CSE 3/1/12-11/30/15). No announcement has been made on a timetable or process for filling the position on a permanent basis.

The Motion Picture Association of America announced that Chris Ortman has been named Vice President, Corporate Communications.

The National Association of Counties [NACo] and the National League of Cities [NLC] have announced that they will relocate their headquarters at 660 North Capitol Street, NW in Washington, DC in late 2016. The exact date of the move has not yet been announced.

The Parenteral Drug Association, Inc. has announced its 2016 Officers and members of the Board of Directors. Current Chairman-Elect Martin Van Trieste of Amgen Inc. will become Chair effective January 1, 2016.

Bryan E. Silbermann, the Chief Executive Officer of the Produce Marketing Association, has announced his retirement effective January 31, 2017. Silbermann has been PMA’s CSE since 7/1/96. On January 1, 2017, current PMA President Cathy Burns will become Chief Executive Officer. During 2016, Burns will oversee PMA’s day to day operations.

The Semiconductor Industry Association has announced the election of its 2015-16 Officers. Necip Sayiner of Intersil Corporation is the new Chairman.

Former Specialty Food Association President Ann G. Daw  (CSE 2006-11/30/15) has resigned effective November 30, 2015. The position is currently vacant. SFA announced on December 1, 2015 that its Board of Directors will be announcing an Interim Chief Executive Officer. A search company will be named to assist in the search to fill the position.

Kim E. Schatzel has been appointed the President of Maryland’s Towson University, effective January 25, 2016. Schatzel is currently the Vice President and Provost at Eastern Michigan University, and has been serving as the Interim President of the same institution since July.

Rafi Rone was named a Program Director at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc., effective January 4, 2016.

Will Daugherty was named President and Chief Executive Officer at Pacific Science Center, effective January 4, 2016, replacing Interim President and Chief Executive Officer Cory Sbarbaro.

Leonard Slatkin, Music Director at Detroit Symphony Orchestra, will be stepping down as Music Director after the 2017-18 season and then become Music Director Laureate.

 


December 3, 2015

This Week:  Lisa Selden named SVP of Administration Services at ASCAP

Curtis Thayer is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce.

The Surety & Fidelity Association of America has moved its headquarters to a new location in Washington, DC.

The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association have installed its new Board of Directors, led by President and Chairman James H. Campbell of the Becker Orthopedic Appliance Company.

Cynthia D. Belar has been named Interim Chief Executive Officer of the American Psychological Association effective January 1, 2016. She will replace outgoing Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President Norman B. Anderson (CSE since 1/1/03) who retires on December 31. The search process to fill the position is expected to take six to twelve months in 2016. Belar had formerly served as APA’s Executive Director, Education Directorate from 2000-2014.

Lisa Selden, currently Senior Vice President, Strategy, Operations and Business Development - Music Brands at Viacom Media Networks, Viacom Inc., has been named Senior Vice President, Administration Services at the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers effective January 1, 2016.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has announced the election of its 2016 Officers and Board of Directors. Current AEM Vice Chair Leif J. Magnusson of Claas of America Inc. will become Chair effective January 1, 2016.

The Association of Social Work Boards has installed its new Board of Directors, led by President M. Jenise Comer.

Bill Hanvey, formerly Senior Vice President, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (2014-15) is now President and Chief Executive Officer of the Auto Care Association. He replaced former President and Chief Executive Officer Kathleen Schmatz (CSE 1/1/04-12/2015), who is retiring.

Douglas R. “Doug” Oberhelman, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Caterpillar Inc. has been elected Chairman of the Business Roundtable effective January 1, 2016.

David “Dave” Grimaldi, the Director, Public Affairs at Pandora Media, Inc. has been named Executive Vice President, Public Policy at the Interactive Advertising Bureau effective in January 2016. IAB also announced the promotion of Bradley “Brad” Weltman to Vice President, Public Policy.

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has announced its 2016 Officers and Executive Committee Members.

Current NAIC President-Elect John M. Huff of Missouri will become President effective January 1, 2016.

Greg R. White, formerly a Commissioner, Michigan Public Service Commission, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, State of Michigan (2009-15) is now Executive Director of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. He is replacing current Executive Director Charles D. “Chuck” Gray (CSE since 1999) who retires on December 31, 2015 after a one-month transition.

Stacey Mazer, formerly Senior Staff Associate at the National Association of State Budget Officers, is now Acting Executive Director. She replaced former Executive Director Scott D. Pattison (CSE 2001-11/2015) who is the new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer at the National Governors Association. Pattison replaced former Executive Director Dan Crippen (CSE 4/1/11-11/2015)

The National Association of Television Program Executives has announced its new Executive Committee and elected ten new members to its Board of Directors.

Chris Bastian, formerly Executive Director, Xfinity Wireless Operations at Comcast Corporation, has been named Senior Vice President and CTO at the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers Inc. effective December 14, 2015.

Howard Lukk has been named Director, Standards at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers effective January 4, 2016. He will transition into the position of current Director, Standards and Engineering Peter D. Symes, who is retiring effective December 31, 2016.

Michael Yaffe was named Vice President, Scientific Programs at New York Stem Cell Foundation.

Ellen E. McCarthy, previously Director of Plans and Programs, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, was named President, National Security Partners at Noblis, Inc.

Walter Harrison, the President of University of Connecticut, has announced that he will retire, effective June 30, 2017. Harrison has served in the position since 1998. Under his leadership, the university’s endowment has tripled to nearly $150 million and the number of full-time undergraduate students has increased by 20%, to approximately 4,800 students.

Steven M. Altschuler has been named Senior Vice President of Health Affairs at the University of Miami, as well as Chief Executive Officer of the University of Miami Health System. His new positions are effective January 1, 2016. Altschuler previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Janet M. Corrigan was named Chief Program Officer, Patient Care at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, effective February 2, 2016.

 

  

November 19, 2015

This Week: Patricia Wellenbach named President  & CEO at Please Touch Museum

Matt J. Granato is now Executive Director of the American College Health Association.

Benjamin E. “Ben” Johnson, currently Executive Director of the American Immigration Council, has been named Executive Director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association effective January 11, 2016.

Julie Anixter has been named Executive Director of The American Institute of Graphic Arts effective January 4, 2016.  She will replace Richard Grefé who had previously announced his intention to retire at the end of this year.

Robert Hay has stepped down as Executive Director of the Association of Government Relations Professionals.  The association has entered into a deal with an association management company moving its headquarters from Alexandria, Virginia to Washington, DC.

A. Cedric Calhoun has been named Executive Vice President of the National Association of Enrolled Agents effective in late December 2015.

Donna Orem, Chief Operating Officer, has been named Interim President of the National Association of Independent Schools.  She replaces President John E. Chubb who passed away last week.

Peggy Brookins is now President and Chief Executive Officer of The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.  She had been the Interim President and CEO of the association since the death of previous President and CEO Ronald “Ron” Thorpe earlier this year.

Michael V. “Mike” Beall has stepped down as President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Cooperative Business Association.  Judy Ziewacz is currently Interim Chief Executive Officer of the association.

Anne Forristall Luke, currently Vice President, Political and Public Affairs of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Rubber Manufacturers Association.  She will replace Charles A. “Charlie” Cannon who had previously announced his intention to retire at the end of this year.

Thomas F. “Tom” Wildsmith IV, Senior Manager of Public Policy at Aetna Inc., is the new President of the American Academy of Actuaries.

The American Petroleum Institute announced that Ryan M. Lance, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ConocoPhillips, has been elected Chairman effective January 1, 2016. In addition, on November 18, 2015,  API and America's Natural Gas Alliance [ANGA] announced the two organizations will merge effective January 1, 2016. ANGA President Martin J. “ Marty” Durbin will become Executive Director, Market Development of the merged association.

Professor Antonio E. Puente of  the University of North Carolina at Wilmington has been elected President-Elect of the American Psychological Association effective January 1, 2016.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers announced the election of its 2016 Officers and new members of the Board of Directors. Current Vice Chair Leif J. Magnusson of Claas of America Inc. will become AEM’s Chair effective January 1, 2016.

Former Chief Executive Officer Eileen Walker (CSE 8/21/07-2015) has left the Association of University Research Parks. A search to fill the position is in progress.

The National Association of REALTORS has installed its 2015-16 Officers, led by President Thomas “Tom” Salomone.

Printing Industries of America has announced the election of its 2015-16 Officers and new members of the Board of Directors, led by Chairman Bradley L. “Brad” Thompson II of Inland Press.

Doris Ching has been recommended as the Interim Chancellor of the University of Hawaii – West Oahu, effective January 1, 2016. Ching’s appointment is subject to the approval of the UH Board of Regents at their November 19 meeting. Ching currently serves as the Interim Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs for UH West Oahu.

Former Ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin was named Trustee at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, effective May 16, 2016, replacing Ellen Heller as a Trustee. 

At Please Touch Museum, Patricia Wellenbach, Strategic Advisor to the President and Chief Executive Officer, was named President and Chief Executive Officer, replacing Lynn McMaster,  who will be stepping down when the fundraising campaign is finished, which will most likely be March 2016.

Xian Zhang was named Music Director at New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, effective September 1, 2016.

 

 

November 12, 2015

This Week: Student protests at the U. of Missouri effect high-profile resignations.

Juanita D. Duggan has announced that she is stepping down as President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (CSE since 7/1/14) to become President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Federation of Independent Business effective in February 2016. She will replace current NFIB President and Chief Executive Officer Donald A. “Dan” Danner (CSE since 2/1/09) who had previously announced his retirement effective at the end of 2015. The AAFA Officers of Board of Directors are developing a leadership transition plan.

R. Daniel Blanton has been elected Chairman of the American Bankers Association.

Carol Gomez Summerhays is the new President of the American Dental Association.

The American Staffing Association has installed its new Officers and Board of Directors, led by Chairman Lesa J. Francis, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Staffmark, Inc.

Ashley Friedman, formerly a Policy Advisor, Office of the Deputy Secretary, U. S. Department of Commerce, is now Director, Global Policy at the Information Technology Industry Council.

Layla Soberanis is now Manager, Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs at the National Corn Growers Association.

Melodee Colbert-Kean, a Council Member in the city of Joplin, MO, is the new President of the National League of Cities.

The Public Relations Society of America has announced its 2016 Officers and Board members. Current Chair-Elect Mark W. McClennan will become Chair effective January 1, 2016.

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association has announced its 2015-16 Officers and Board of Directors, led by Chairman John F. W. Rogers, Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff and Secretary at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Tim Dirks is now the Interim President of the Senior Executives Association. He was SEA’s Director, Member and Agency Liaison from 2013-14 and was formerly Director of Human Resources Management at the U.S. Department of Energy.

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers has announced its 2016 Officers. President-Elect Dean L. Bartles wll become President effective January 1, 2016.

The Consumer Electronics Association has changed its name to the Consumer Technology Association.

Following protests by the school football team and its African-American student population regarding what was perceived as inadequate handling of racial abuse on campus, the University of Missouri, Columbia and the University of Missouri System has seen several high-profile resignations and appointments this week. System President Tim Wolfe resigned on November 9 and University of Missouri-Columbia Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin will resign effective December 31. Chuck Henson, currently Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of Missouri Law School, has been appointed Vice Chancellor, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity.

Stephanie Cuskley was named Chief Executive Officer at The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, replacing John Ettinger, effective November 30, 2015.

Sylvie Patry was named Deputy Director, Collections and Exhibitions and Gund Family Chief Curator at The Barnes Foundation, effective January 2016.

 

 

November 5, 2015

This Week: Delta Air Lines, Inc. ends affiliation with Airlines for America 

The American Chemical Society has announced the election of the new members of the 2016 Board of Directors. Allison A. Campbell, the Acting Associate Director for Earth and Biological Sciences, William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory at the U.S. Department of Energy, has been elected President-Elect effective January 1, 2016.

Joe Kildea is the new Director, Media Relations at the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association.

Bill Hanvey, currently Senior Vice President at the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Auto Care Association effective December 1, 2015. He will replace current President and Chief Executive Officer  Kathleen Schmatz (CSE since 1/1/04), who is retiring effective December 31, 2015.

The International Franchise Association has announced the election of its 2016-17 Officers and 10 members of the Board of Directors effective February 23, 2016.  Current Vice Chairman Aziz Hashim, the President and Chief Executive Officer of National Restaurant Development, Inc., will become Chairman at that time.

Sara Roszak has been promoted to Director, Research Programs at the NACDS Foundation of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

Jonathan G. “Jon” Gentile has been promoted to Vice President, Government Relations at the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents.

The National Association of State Boards of Education has announced the election of its 2016 Officers and members of the Board of Directors.  Current NASBE President-Elect Jim McNiece, the Chair of the State Board of Education in Kansas, will become President in January 2016.

Scott D. Pattison, the Executive Director of the National Association of State Budget Officers (CSE since 2001) has been named Executive Director of the National Governors Association effective December 1, 2015. He will replace current NGA Executive Director Dan Crippen (CSE since 4/1/11). NASBO has not yet announced the date of Pattison’s departure or any plans for filling the position.

POPAI- The Global Association for Marketing at-Retail, founded in 1936, and The Association for Retail Environments [A.R.E.], founded in 1956,  have merged effective October 2, 2015 to form A.R.E./ POPAI. Former A.R.E. Executive Director Todd Dittman is now the Acting Executive Director (CSE) of A.R.E./ POPAI. A.R.E./ POPAI is headquartered at POPAI's Office and is maintaining A.R.E.'s Florida Office. A new Board of Directors has been elected, headed by former A.R.E. President Bob Rosean.

Carol A. Bonosaro has retired as President of the Senior Executives Association effective November 4th (CSE 1986-11/4/15) and is now President Emeritus. She will now be based in Florida. SEA is expected to announce her successor in the near future.

Christopher D. “Chris” Roberti is now Chief of Staff and Vice President and Advisor to the President at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. announced its intention to end its membership in Airlines for America.  A4A voted to waive the six month notice period and accepted Delta’s departure effective immediately.

Ericka M. Miller, previously Vice President, Operations and Strategic Leadership, The Education Trust,  was named Chief of Membership, Governance and Higher Education at The College Board.

Dusty Brighton, previously Vice President, Stateside Associates, was named Vice President, State Government Affairs at The Internet Association.

Steven L. Hollingworth was named President and Chief Executive Officer at Grameen Foundation, effective early February 2016.   

Kenneth G. Gormley has been appointed the 13th President of the Duquesne University, effective July 1, 2016. Gormley replaces President Charles J. Dougherty, who will retire after serving in the position since 2001. Gormley is currently the Dean of the Duquesne University School of Law, a position he has held since March of 2010, following a 15 month appointment as Interim Dean.

At The Washington Ballet, Shakira Segundo, Director, Human Resources and Chief Financial Officer, was named Interim Executive Director, effective November 2015.  She will be replacing Arthur Espinoza, Jr., who was named Executive Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

 

 

October 29, 2015

This Week: News for nurses, aviation and the YWCA, USA

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists has installed its new Executive Council, led by President Gregory E. “Greg” Amidon of the University of Michigan.

Deanna Marie Mulligan, the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, has been elected the first woman to Chair the Board of Directors of the American Council of Life Insurers.

The American Organization of Nurse Executives has announced its 2016 Board of Directors.

The American Public Transportation Association has moved to 1300 I Street, NW, Suite 1200 East, Washington, DC  20005 effective October 26, 2015.

Sabine Chalmers, the Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer at Anheuser-Busch InBev, is the new Chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel.

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has installed its new Officers and Board of Directors, led by Chairman William F. “Bill” Stephenson, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of De Lage Landen International B.V.

At the Business Roundtable, Maria Ghazal has been promoted to General Counsel and Phillip Herndon has joined the staff as Senior Director, Digital Strategy and Advocacy.

Sandra Coyle is now Vice President, Strategic Communications at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Diane Allemang, the Director, Global Portfolio Management, Strategic Marketing and North America Business Development at FMC Agricultural Solutions, has been elected the first woman to Chair the Board of Directors at CropLife America.

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association has announced its 2016 Executive Committee. GAMA’s current Vice Chairman Aaron Hilkemann of Duncan Aviation will become Chairman and Simon Caldecott of Piper Aircraft, Inc., will become Vice Chairman.

Timothy “Tim” Licitra, the former Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Market Technicians Association, Inc., is the new Executive Vice President of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, effective October 19th. Licitra filled a position that had been vacant since former Executive Vice President William “Bill“ Hanley (CSE 1988-12/14) retired in December 2014. Former IES President Paul D. Mercier had been serving as Acting Executive Vice President,

ISSA The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association has installed its 2015-16 Board of Directors, led by President David E. Sikes.

The Optical Society of America, Inc. has announced the election of Ian A. Walmsley as its 2016 Vice President.

Joanne C. Ivy has stepped down as President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Egg Board.

Jennifer Myers, previously Director, Public Affairs, The Aspen Institute, was named Vice President, Communications and Marketing at YWCA USA.

The University of North Carolina System Board of Governors has elected Margaret Spellings as the new President of the 17-campus university system, effective March 1, 2016. Spelling served as the former U.S. Secretary of Education from 2005 to 2009 and currently serves as President of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, TX. She will succeed Thomas W. Ross, who is stepping down after five years of service as UNC System President.

Attorney John C. Fennebresque has resigned his position as Chairman of the University of North Carolina System Board of Governors following the special October 23 meeting that elected Margaret Spellings as the next President of the university system. Current Vice Chairman, W. Louis Bissette, Jr. will assume the position of Chairman until the board can elect a new leader following a required 30-day waiting period.

Michael W. Grebe, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, will be retiring by June 30, 2016.

Paul G. Pastorek, formerly Co-Executive Director, was named President of The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.

Richard D. Parsons was named Chair-Elect for the Board of Trustees at Rockefeller Foundation.  He will remain Chair-elect until June 2016 when he will take over as Chairman, succeeding David Rockefeller Jr. at the end of his term.     

 

 

October 22, 2015

This Week: CEO Richard E. Allen to retire from Space Center Houston in 2016.

Stephen “Steve” Poston, formerly Director, IT and Office Services at The Endocrine Society, is the new Chief Information Officer at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, Inc.

The American Public Transportation Association is moving to 1300 I Street, NW, Suite 1200 East, Washington, DC  20005 effective October 26, 2015. The APTA Office will be closed from October 22 through October 25, 2015.

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon is the new Chair of the Association of American Universities’ Executive Committee.

At the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, Michael Dakduk has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Director of Government Relations; Tami Pflochan has been promoted to Senior Director, Political Engagement; Taylor Hansen has been promoted to Director, Federal Legislative and Regulatory Affairs.

The Association of Research Libraries has installed its new Board of Directors, led by President Larry P. Alford, Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries at the University of Toronto.

COMPTEL has changed its name to INCOMPAS. INCOMPAS has a new website and new emails for its staff.

The Ethics and Compliance Officer Association [ECOA] has changed its name to Ethics & Compliance Association [ECA] as a further outgrowth of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative [ECI] alliance.

Jeffrey F. “Jeff” Paniati, formerly Executive Director, Office of the Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, U. S. Department of Transportation, is now the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Transportation Engineers effective October 20th. He replaced former Executive Director and Chief Executive Director Thomas W. “Tom” Brahms (CSE 1976-10/19/15) who is now Advisor to the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. Brahms will serve in this position until he retires on December 31, 2015.

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers has installed its new Executive Committee, led by President Darryl Ackley, Secretary and Chief Information Officer of New Mexico’s Department of Information Technology.

National Foreign Trade Council, Inc. President William A. “Bill” Reinsch (CSE since 4/2/01) has announced his retirement effective in April 2016.

The North American Retail Hardware Association has moved to a new location in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Katrinka “Katie” Smith Sloan, currently Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of LeadingAge.  She will assume the position following the retirement of current President and Chief Executive Officer, William L. “Larry” Minnix, Jr., at the end of this year.

Kenneth R. DeVault was named President of American College of Gastroenterology.

Terri Trotter was named President and Chief Executive Officer at Midland Center for the Arts, effective January 1, 2016, replacing Michael Hayes who is retiring at the end of December 2015.

Gary R. Roberts, the former Dean of the McKinney School of Law at Indiana University, has been named the 11th President of Bradley University, effective January 1, 2016.

Jeffrey S. Vitter, the current Provost of the University of Kansas, has been named as the final candidate in the search for the new Chancellor of the University of Mississippi. He is expected to be confirmed in his new positon by the end of the month, following approval by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees. Vitter has previously served as the Provost of Texas A&M University and as Dean of the College of Science at Purdue University. He is the brother of Louisiana Senator David Vitter.

David J. Barth, previously Mission Director for Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Agency for International Development, was named Director, Youth Opportunity and Learning Program at the Ford Foundation

Richard E. Allen announced he will be retiring as Chief Executive Officer from Space Center Houston effective Spring 2016.

 

 

October 15, 2015

This Week: New Executive Director of the American Association of Meat Processors

Chris Young has been named Executive Director of the American Association of Meat Processors effective November 30, 2015.

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. has announced that it is moving its headquarters to a new location in Reston, Virginia effective November 2, 2015.

Robert Hay, Jr. will be stepping down as Executive Director of the Association of Government Relations Professionals effective November 13, 2015.

The Advertising Council Inc. has announced the election of over 25 new members to its Board of Directors.

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry, Inc. has announced the election of two new officers and two new members of its Board of Directors effective January 1, 2016. Current Treasurer Michael J. Bennett, the Director, Michael J. Palmieri Metabolic Laboratory, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, will become President-Elect and Corinne Fantz of Roche Diagnostics Corporation has been elected Treasurer.

The American Public Transportation Association has installed the 2015-16 Executive Committee, led by Chair Valarie J. McCall, Chief of Government Affairs, Office of the Mayor, City of Cleveland, Ohio.

Srinu Sonti, a Legislative Assistant to US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) will join the Federation of American Hospitals as Vice President, Legislation effective October 19, 2015.

The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association has installed its 2015-16 Board of Directors, led by Chairman John Cheesman.

MGMA-ACMPE has installed the 2015-16 Board of Directors, led by Board Chair Mickey Smith, the Chief Executive Officer of Oak Hill Hospital.

David Fialkov has been promoted to Vice President, Government Relations and Legislative and Regulatory Counsel at NATSO, Inc.

The National Art Education Association has moved from Reston, VA to Alexandria, VA.

Earl Benjamin “Ben” Nelson has announced that he is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of The National Association of Insurance Commissioners effective January 16, 2016. Nelson, a former US Senator (D-NE) has served as NAIC’s CSE since 1/2013. He will be available in a consulting role during the transition.

The National Association of Water Companies has installed its 2015-16 Board of Directors, led by President Joe Gysel, the President of EPCOR Water (USA) Inc.

David C. Chavern, formerly President, US Chamber Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2014-15) is now President and Chief Executive Officer of the Newspaper Association of America.

The Society of Actuaries has installed its 2015-16 Board of Governors, led by President Craig W. Reynolds, a Principal and Consulting Actuary at Milliman, Inc.

The Temple University Board of Trustees has voted to appoint Tamron Hall as their newest member. A 1992 Temple alum, Hall is currently Anchor of MSNBC’s NewsNation with Tamron Hall and co-host of the 9 a.m. hour of NBC’s Today. Hall fills the seat vacated by Bill Cosby, who resigned from the board in December following numerous public allegations of sexual misconduct.

The Gallaudet University Board of Trustees has named Roberta “Bobbie” Cordano to serve as the 11th President of the university, effective January 1, 2016. Cordano currently serves as the Vice President of Programs for the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She replaces T. Alan Hurwitz, who has served as President since January of 2010.

Mercedes T. Bass, previously Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at The Carnegie Hall Corporation, was named Acting Chairman.

 

 

 October 8, 2015

This Week: New EVP at the AFP's Foundation for Philanthrophy

David M. Sable, the Global Chief Executive Officer at Young & Rubicam Inc., is the new Vice Chair, Advertisers at The Advertising Council Inc.

The American Academy of Family Physicians has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chair Robert L. Wergin and President Wanda D. Filer, the President of the Strategic Health Institute.

John D. Winnett, formerly the Chief Development and External Affairs Officer at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, is the new Executive Vice President at the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

The Federal Bar Association has installed its new Board of Directors, led by President Mark K. Vincent, an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division, Utah District, in the U.S. Department of Justice.

The National Association for College Admission Counseling has installed its new Board of Directors, led by President Phillip “Phil” Trout and President-Elect Nancy T. Beane.

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association has installed the new members of its Board of Directors.

Carol A. Bonosaro, the President of the Senior Executives Association (CSE since 1986) has announced her retirement effective November 4, 2015. Bonosaro had served as SEA’s Chair and on the board before becoming President. She has been continuously involved with SEA since 1981. Bonosaro is relocating to Florida and will become President Emeritus. SEA will announce its next President in the near future.

Kraig R. Naasz, currently President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Frozen Food Institute, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, Inc. effective January 1, 2016.  Naasz will replace current President and Chief Executive Officer Peter H. Cressy who had previously announced his intention to step down at the end of this year.  Naasz has announced his resignation from AFFI effective at the end of this year.  Joseph “Joe” Clayton, currently Executive Vice President, Public Affairs, has been named Interim President of AFFI effective January 1, 2016.

Paul E. Jarris has announced he is stepping down as Executive Director of The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials effective at the end of this year.

David C. Chavern, previously President of the US Chamber Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Newspaper Association of America effective October 14, 2015.  He replaces Caroline H. Little who stepped down from the position earlier this year.

Michael R. Copp has assumed his new position as Executive Vice President of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association replacing Gerard J. “Gerry” Kennedy, Jr.

Michael Rekola, previously Communications Director for U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold, was named Communications Director at FWD.us.

Steve Bumbaugh, Manager, Breakthrough Schools at CityBridge Foundation, was named Senior Vice President, College and Career Access at The College Board, effective November 16, 2015.

Michael Rubinger will be stepping down as President and Chief Executive Officer at Local Initiatives Support Corporation, effective June 2016.

Robert C. Ballard was named President and Chief Executive Officer at Scholarship America, Inc.

Thomas J. Miles has been appointed the next dean of the University of Chicago Law School, effective November 1. Miles currently serves as the Clifton R. Musser Professor of Law and Economics and has served on the Law School faculty since 2005. He succeeds Michael H. Schill who departed the Law School in July to serve as the president of the University of Oregon, and Geoffrey R. Stone, who has been serving as interim dean since Schill’s departure.

Elizabeth Alexander was named Director, Creativity and Free Expression Program at Ford Foundation.

At Robin Hood Foundation, Reynold Levy, previously President, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, was named President.

 

 

October 1, 2015

This Week: Ms. Tweeddale named President of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra 

Jonathan R. Weinberger, formerly President and Managing Member at VEEDIMS, LLC, is the new Vice President, Innovation and Technology at the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials announced the election of Iowa Department of Transportation Director Paul Trombino, III as President and David Bernhardt, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Transportation, as Vice President.

The American Council of Life Insurers has announced several staff promotions including Alane Dent, now Vice President and Deputy, Federal Relations; Pete Bautz now Senior Vice President, Taxes and Retirement Security; and Nancy Moon now Vice President, Member Relations.

Mary Sue Coleman, the Lincoln Project Co-Chair of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has been named the next President of the Association of American Universities effective June 1, 2016. Coleman, the former President of the University of Michigan (2002-14) served as AAU’s Chairman from 2011-12. She will replace current President Hunter R. Rawlings III (CSE since 6/2011) who had previously announced that he would retire in late May 2016 when his contract expires.

Charles H. Haake, formerly Of Counsel at Gibson. Dunn & Crutcher LLP is now Director and Assistant General Counsel at the Association of Global Automakers.

The Healthcare Distribution Management Association announced the re-election of Chairman Ted Scherr and Vice Chairman Jon Giacomin.

The International City/County Management Association has installed its new officers and board members, led by President Patricia E. Martel, the City Manager of Dale City, CA.

Robert C. Cresanti, formerly Interim Chief Operating Officer, is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Franchise Association.

The National Corn Growers Association has announced several staff changes effective October 1, 2015. Nathan Fields is now Director, Biotechnology and Crop Inputs; Nick Goeser is now Director, Soil Health and Sustainability. Max Starbuck is now Director, Market Development; Richard Vierling is now Director, Research; Rachel Orf is now Manager, National Corn Yield Contest and Sustainability. Wesley Spurlock is now First Vice President of NCGA’s Board.

David Benton, formerly Chief Executive Officer of the International Council of Nurses (CSE 2008-15) is now Chief Executive Officer of The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. He replaced former Chief Executive Officer Kathy Apple (CSE 2001-15) who has retired.

Stephen J. “Steve” Ubl, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (CSE since 7/18/05) has resigned effective October 15, 2015. A search to fill the position is in progress. Ubl is joining Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America as President and Chief Executive Officer. He will replace current President and Chief Executive Officer John J. Castellani (CSE since 9/1/10) who had previously announced his retirement effective January 1, 2016. Ubl’s exact start date at PhRMA has not yet been announced.

Former President-Elect Frank Hugelmeyer, formerly President, Recreation Influence Strategies, LLC (2014-15), is now President of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. Following a transition period. Hugelmeyer replaced former President Richard A. Coon (CSE since 1/1/06-9/30/15) who had announced his retirement in March 2015.

Mia Freis Quinn, formerly Vice President, Washington DC Office at Hill & Knowlton Strategies, is the new Vice President, Communications at The Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc.

Stefano Bertuzzi, currently Executive Director of The American Society for Cell Biology, has been named Executive Director of the American Society for Microbiology effective January 4, 2016.  Bertuzzi will replace current Interim Executive Director Nancy A. Sansalone who has held the position since the retirement of Executive Director Michael I. Goldberg at the end of last year.

Jim Kremidas has been named Executive Director of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals effective October 13, 2015.  He replaces Teresa-Lynn “Terri” Hinkley who has been Interim Executive Director since replacing Executive Director James D. “Jim” Thomasell earlier this year.  Hinkley will resume her position as Deputy Executive Director once Kremidas assumes his position.

The Assisted Living Federation of America has announced its new name as Argentum.  The new name formally goes into effect on December 1, 2015.

Mary G. Berner will be stepping down as President and Chief Executive Officer of MPA – The Association of Magazine Media effective October 13, 2015.  Nancy Telliho, currently Senior Vice President, Marketing and Digital Initiatives, has been named Interim Chief Executive Officer effective on that date.  Berner will remain a member of the association’s Board of Directors.

Bernard “Bernie” Nagle is the new Executive Director of the Precision Machined Products Association.

Timothy J. Dietz, previously Chief Operating Officer, is now President and Chief Executive Officer of the Self Storage Association.  He has replaced Michael T. Scanlon, Jr. who had held the position since 2004.

Brad Bentley has stepped down as President of the Truckload Carriers Association.

At the Dallas Museum of Art, Walter B. Elcock, President of the Board of Trustees, was named Interim Director, replacing Maxwell Anderson who left.

Salvador Salort-Pons, Executive Director of Collection Strategies and Information, was named Museum Director, President and Chief Executive Officer at The Detroit Institute of Arts, effective October 15, 2015.

Ralph P. Craviso was named Interim President and Chief Executive Officer at Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc.

Kelly Tweeddale, Executive Director of the Seattle Opera, will be leaving her position after being named President of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, effective November 16, 2015. 

 

 

September 24, 2015

This Week:  Agriculture, marketing and organics

Eloy J. Martinez, formerly Director of Outreach at the US Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee, has joined the American Gaming Association as Senior Director, Government Affairs. AGA also announced the appointment of a Strategic Communications Consultant: former US Representative Steven A. Horsford (D-NV), the Managing Director and Senior Vice President, Strategic Integration and Partnerships at R&R Partners, Inc.

Peter Lobasso, formerly Managing Attorney and Counsel at Berenson LLP, has joined the American Society of Travel Agents as General Counsel.

Geoffrey “Geoff” Burr, Vice President, Federal Affairs at the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., is leaving effective September 25 to join Cablevision.

Epicomm-the Association for Leaders in Print, Mail, Fulfillment, and Marketing Services has installed the new officers and members of the Board of Trustees, led by Chairman Tim Johnson, the Chief Executive Officer of Impact Proven Solutions.

Erik S. Bradbury, formerly Senior Manager, Financial Accounting Advisory Services at Ernst & Young LLP, is the first Professional Accounting Fellow at Financial Executives International. He is expected to serve FEI for two years and rejoin EY in 2017.

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture has installed the new 2015-16 Board of Directors, led by President Gregory A. “Greg” Ibach, the Director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.

Henry Wallmeyer, formerly Vice President, Membership at the National Association of Manufacturers, will join the National Club Association as President and Chief Executive Officer effective September 29, 2015. He will replace current President and Chief Executive Officer Susanne R. “Sue” Wegrzyn (CSE since 11/1993), who had announced her September 30, 2015 retirement in November 2014.

Michael “Mike” Kelley, formerly Government Affairs Specialist at Mayer Brown LLP, is the new Director, Government Affairs at the Natural Products Association.

The Organic Trade Association has installed its new Officers and members of the Board of Directors. Melissa Hughes was re-elected as President.

Thomas “Tommy” Goodwin, formerly Director, Member Advocacy at LeadingAge, has joined the Project Management Institute as Government Affairs Manager.

At the San Francisco Opera, Matthew Shilvock, the Associate General Director, was named General Director, effective August 1, 2016, succeeding R. David Gockley.

 

 

September 17, 2015

This Week:  ITIC names new VP for Global Cybersecurity Policy and Law

Stan Z. Soloway has announced his intention to step down as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Services Council.  He will remain in this position until a successor has been named.

Katherine Pettibone, the Legislative Director at the Civil Justice Association of California since 2010, has been named Vice President, State Affairs at the Western Regional Office of the American Insurance Association effective October 1st.

Thomas T. Daniels, who had been the Acting Chair, is now Chair of the Association of Executive Search and Consultants.  Daniels’ appointment comes after Jason Johnson stepped down from his role as AESC Global Chair and Chair of AESC Asia Pacific and Middle East Council, following his departure from CTPartners.

Michael D. Gehrisch, formerly President and Chief Executive Officer of Destination Marketing Association International (CSE 2001-9/8/15) has stepped down. A search to fill the position is in progress. Chief Operating Officer Charles Jeffers II is functioning as the senior executive in the interim.

The Financial Accounting Foundation’s Financial Accounting Standards Board announced on September 16th that Paul A. Beswick, and Robert B. Malhotra, partner at KPMG LLP, have been named to the Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF).

John Miller, formerly Director of Cybersecurity Policy and Government Relations and Managing Counsel at Intel Corporation, is the new Vice President, Global Cybersecurity Policy and Law at the Information Technology Industry Council.

The Institute of Management Consultants USA, Inc. has moved from Palm Beach Gardens, FL to North Palm Beach, FL. The phone/fax did not change.

The International Franchise Association announced on September 16, 2015 that former President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen J. “Steve” Steve Caldeira, (CSE 6/15/10-9/16/15) has tendered his resignation, after negotiations on a contract extension failed. IFA’s Executive Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy Robert C. Cresanti has been named Interim Chief Operating Officer. Cresanti is functioning as the senior executive in the interim.

The Motorcycle Industry Council, Inc. announced on September 9, 2015 that it has acquired the Motorcycle Group business segment from Marketplace Events LLC.

Henry Wallmeyer, currently Vice President, Membership at the National Association of Manufacturers, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Club Association effective September 29, 2015. He will replace current President and Chief Executive Officer Susanne R. “Sue” Wegrzyn (CSE since 11/1993), who had announced her September 30, 2015 retirement in November 2014.

Sarah Gonzalez, formerly an Associate Editor at Agri-Pulse, is the new Director, Communications and Digital Media at the National Grain and Feed Association.

Michael R. Copp, formerly Chief Operating Officer at the American Retirement Association, has been named Executive Vice President of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association effective October 5, 2015. He will replace current Executive Vice President Gerard J. “Gerry” Kennedy, Jr. (CSE since 2010) who is retiring effective December 31, 2015.

The Society of Actuaries has announced the results of the 2015-16 Board of Governors elections. The changes will be effective in mid-October. Craig Reynolds of Milliman, Inc. will become President and Jeremy J. Brown has been elected President-Elect.

Geoff O’Hara, formerly Executive Director, Eastern Regional Office at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has been promoted to Vice President, Regional Affairs.

Walter B. McCormick Jr., who has served as President and Chief Executive Officer (CSE) of the United States Telecom Association since July 2001, has announced that he is stepping down at the end of 2016. A search to fill the position is in progress. USTelecom plans to fill the position by January 2017.

Michael Reney has been named the Chief Financial Officer for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, effective fall 2015.

 

 

September 10, 2015

This Week:  Snowboards, crafts and corn

Douglas B. “Doug” Loon has assumed his position as President of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.  Bill Blazar, who had been Interim President since last year, remains as Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Business Development.

W. Douglas “Doug” Parker, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Airlines Group Inc., is the new Chairman of Airlines for America.  Parker replaces Jeffery A. “Jeff” Smisek who has left the board.  Smisek’s position on the board has been filled by United Continental Holdings, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz.

Harriet Bogdanowicz, formerly Assistant Executive Director, Communications and Membership at the American Association of Endontists, is now Chief Communications Officer at the American Planning Association effective September 8th.

Bethany Pantuck Shively, formerly Director, Communications at the National Association of Conservation Districts, has joined the American Seed Trade Association, Inc. as Director, Communications effective September 8th.

Joseph M. “Joe” Hill III, formerly Director, Federal Legislative Affairs Division, is now Director, Government Affairs Division at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Lisa M. Genema, the of Pharmacy and Residency Program Director at United Hospital, has been elected Vice Chairman and President-Elect. ASHP has also announced the election of two Directors, Todd A. Karpinski and Jennifer M. Schultz, who join the Board in June 2016.

The American Society of Travel Agents has installed the new Officers and Members of its Board of Directors and Executive Committee effective September 1st.  Jay Ellenby of Safe Harbors Business Travel Group is now Vice Chair and Secretary and Jorge Sanchez of Mena Tours and Travel is now Vice Chair/Treasurer.

Sara Haywood, formerly Associate Director, Education and Events at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc., has joined the Association of American Geographers as Director, Strategic Projects.

The Association of University Technology Managers is moving to One Parkview Plaza, Suite 800, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 effective September 28, 2015. The new phone number will be (847) 686-2244 and the new fax number will be (847) 686-2251.

Brian T. Baenig, formerly Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has joined the Biotechnology Industry Organization as Executive Vice President, Food and Agriculture Section effective August 31.

Mark N. Dorsey, formerly Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Ski Instructors of America - American Association of Snowboard Instructors (CSE 2006-2015) is now Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Construction Specifications Institute effective in early September. He replaced Technical Services Director Greg Ceton, who served as Interim Executive Director (CSE December 2014-9/15).

Thomas R. “Tommy” Bice, the State Superintendent of the Alabama State Department of Education, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Council of Chief State School Officers.

At the Craft & Hobby Association, Mark Hill has been appointed Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, replacing former President and Chief Executive Officer Andrej Suskavcevic (CSE 1/23-12-8/18/15). Hill, a former CHA Board member, most recently served as Executive Vice President at The Thomas Kincaide Company. CHA has not announced a timetable or process for filling the position.

Colin Scott Cole “Scott” Fulton, formerly a Principal in the Environmental Practice at Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., Is the new President of the Environmental Law Institute. Executive Vice President Scott E. Schang had been serving as Acting President. ELI’s former President, John Charles Cruden (CSE 2011-14) resigned when he was confirmed as Assistant Attorney General of the Environment & Natural Resources Division at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Andrej Suskavcevic, the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA CSE 1/23/12-8/18/15) is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Financial Executives International effective September 8, 2015. He replaced Interim Co-Presidents and Chief Executive Officers Paul Chase and Lili DeVita. Chase had initially served as the sole Interim CSE starting in January. DeVita assumed the Co-CSE function in mid-2015.

At the National Corn Growers Association, First Vice President Rob Elliott has resigned from the Board of Directors effective September 30th.  NCGA’s current Chairman Martin Barbre and current President Chip Bowling will remain in their posts for an additional year. Wesley Spurlock, a current member of the Board of Directors, will replace Elliott as First Vice President effective October 1st.

Anthony P. “Tony” Lakavage, currently Vice President, Worldwide Public Affairs at Becton, Dickinson and Company, has been named Senior Vice President, Global External Affairs at the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention, Inc. effective September 14th.

Joel Anderson, the longtime University of Arkansas at Little Rock Chancellor, who guided the school through budget cuts, restructuring and enrollment declines, announced on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, that he plans to retire on June 30, 2016, after leading the university for the past thirteen years.

 

 

September 3, 2015 

This Week:  First woman named President of the International Association of Fire Chiefs

Thomas “Tom” McGee has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Council of Shopping Centers effective September 21, 2015.  He will replace current President and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Kercheval who has led the association since 2001.

Larry O. Spencer, formerly the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force (2012-15), is the new President of the Air Force Association. Executive Vice President Mark Barrett had been the Acting CSE since the departure of former President Craig R. McKinley, who is now the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Industrial Defense Association.

Richard J. “Rick” Pollack, formerly Executive Vice President, Advocacy and Public Policy (1991-9/2/15) is now President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Hospital Association, Inc. He replaced former President and Chief Executive Officer Richard J. “Rich” Umbdenstock, who is now Past President and Chief Executive Officer. Umbdenstock retires on January 1. Pollack has replaced him on the Board of Trustees.

ASAE has installed the new Officers and members of its Board of Directors, led by Chair Abe Eshkenazi, the Chief Executive Officer of APICS.

The CFA Institute has installed the new Officers and members of its Board of Governors, led by Chair Beth Hamilton-Keen, the Director, Private Client Investment at Mawer Investment Management Ltd.

Rhoda Mae Kerr, the Fire Chief in Austin, TX, has taken office as the first woman President of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

Anthony C. “Tony” Lea, formerly Senior Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Planning, is now President of the International Copper Association, Ltd. He replaced former President John J. Holland (CSE 2/2012-9/1/15).

John Barrett, formerly Vice Chairman, SMS Assist, is now the Executive Director of ISSA The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, where he was serving as Treasurer, effective September 1. He replaced outgoing Executive Director John Garfinkel (CSE since 1990). Garfinkel may or may not have an official title after September 1, 2015-that has not yet been determined. ISSA has also announced the election results of new Officers and Board members who will take office effective October 23rd.

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing installed the new members of its Board of Directors, including Treasurer Joe Baker, Jr., the Executive Director of the Florida Board of Nursing.

Former President and Chief Executive Officer Caroline H. Little (CSE 9/6/11-8/28/15) has stepped down at the Newspaper Association of America. Her position is currently vacant.

The Solid Waste Association of North America has Installed its new Officers and Executive Committee, led by President Michelle P. Leonard.

University of Alabama System chancellor Robert Witt has announced his plans to retire, effective August 2016. Witt assumed the position of chancellor in 2012, following his service as president of the Tuscaloosa campus since 2003.  The UA System board of trustees will vote to select his successor in September 2015.

 

 

August 27, 2015

This Week: Flowers, Sunshine and Music

Michael V. Geary will be stepping down as President and Chief Executive Officer of American Horticulture Industry Association at the end of next month.  Effective October 1st, David Savoia, currently Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will become Interim President and CEO of the association.  Geary has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Society for Marketing Professional Services effective October 8, 2015.

The Solar Energy Industries Association has moved its headquarters office to a new location in Washington, DC.

James Dimos, the Chair of Frost Brown Todd LLC’s Recruitment Committee, is joining the American Bar Association as Deputy Executive Director effective August 31.

Mark Sperling has joined the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development.

Kevin V. Wang has joined the American Society of Travel Agents as Director, Industry Affairs and Research effective August 25.

The American Sociological Association has installed its new Officers and Council, led by President Ruth Milkman, a Professor of Sociology at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York.

Denise Dunckel joins the Beer Institute as Vice President, Public Affairs on September 14.

David A. Saef, Executive Vice President, MarketWorks and Strategy at Global Experience Specialists, Inc. has been appointed to BPA Worldwide’s Board of Directors.

Kelley McDonough, formerly a Senior Account Executive at Access Communications, is the new Director, Public Relations at the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, Inc.

Genevieve Cullen, who has been serving as Interim President since the departure in January 2015 of former President Brian P. Wynne for the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems, has been named President of the Electric Drive Transportation Association.

Harry J. Conaway, a Senior Partner at Mercer LLC, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Employee Benefit Research Institute and Chairman, American Savings Education Council at the Employee Benefit Research Institute Education and Research Fund effective January 1, 2016. He will replace current EBRI President and Chief Executive Officer Dallas L. Salisbury (CSE since 1978) in both positions.

Chris Fulghum joins The Institute of International Finance, Inc. as Senior Director, Global Events on August 31.

Joseph “Joe” Harris, Jr., currently a Vice President at Artemis Strategies, Inc.,  joins the National Association of REALTORS as a Legislative Representative on August 31.

Todd D. Valentine, Co-Executive Director of the New York State Board of Elections, is now Acting President of the National Association of State Election Directors, replacing Gail Fenumiai. He remains NASED President-Elect.

Andy Kaplan, President, Worldwide Networks at Sony Pictures Television, has been elected Chairman of the National Association of Television Program Executives.

The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying has installed its new Officers and Executive Committee, led by Michael J. Conzett, a Member of the Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects.

Faye Malarkey Black, who has been serving as Interim President since February 9th, has been named President of the Regional Airline Association. She has been with the RAA since 1998. She replaced former President Roger B. Cohen (CSE 12/8/06-2/9/15).

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign provost Ilesanmi Adesida has announced that he plans to resign from the position on August 31 in the wake of disclosures that officials used private email accounts for university business in an effort to evade public records laws.

 

 

August 20, 2015

This Week:  New Chief Economist joins The Institute of International Finance

J. Steven “Steve” Judge has stepped down as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Private Equity Growth Capital Council.  He remains with the association as Senior Advisor.

The American Accounting Association has installed its new Board of Directors, led by President Bruce K. Behn of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

The American Council of Life Insurers has announced that Larry Burton, formerly Senior Vice President, Government Affairs at CVS Health Corporation, will join the staff as Chief Operating Officer effective August 24.

The President and Chief Executive Officer for Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing, John F. Lansing (CSE since 11/1/13), has announced his departure this fall to serve as Chief Executive Officer of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.  Anne Cowan, CTAM’s Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing, has been named Acting Chief Executive Officer.  Howard Fischer Associates is conducting the search to fill the position.

The CFA Institute has announced the election of its new Officers and new members of the Board of Governors effective September 1, 2015.  The Director of Private Client Investment at Mawer Investment Ltd., Beth Hamilton-Keen, currently CFA Vice Chairman, will become Chairman on that date.

The Financial Accounting Foundation has announced the election of a new Chairman and three new Members to the Private Company Council effective January 1, 2016. Candace E. Wright will replace Billy Atkinson as PCC Chairman.

Lauren Haertlein, formerly an Associate at Arnold & Porter LLP, has joined the General Aviation Manufacturers Association as Director, Safety and Regulatory Affairs.

Chester "Chip" Davis, Jr., formerly Executive Vice President, Advocacy and Member Relations at Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association effective August 18, 2015. He replaced former President and Chief Executive Officer Ralph G. Neas (CSE 9/12-11-8/15).  

Elizabeth Clay “Clay” Berry has joined The Institute of International Finance, Inc. as Chief Economist, Europe effective August 17.  

John Barrett, formerly Vice Chairman, SMS Assist, has been named Executive Director of ISSA The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, where he is the current Treasurer , effective September 1, 2015. John Barrett steps down as ISSA’s Treasurer effective September 1. Barrett will replace current. Executive Director John Garfinkel (CSE since 1990). Garfinkel may or may not have an official title after September 1, 2015-that has not yet been determined. 

The National Center for State Courts has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chair David Gilbertson, the Chief Justice of South Dakota’s  Supreme Court. 

Jessica Johnson Bennett has rejoined the National Corn Growers Association’s staff as Director, Market Development. 

University of Hawaii-West Oahu chancellor Rockne Freitas will retire on December 31, 2015, following a two-year tenure in the position and 23 years at University of Hawaii.

Bemidji State University president Richard A. Hanson has announced that he will retire on June 30, 2016. The search for his successor will begin this fall. Hanson has served as president since July of 2010.

 

 

August 13, 2015

This Week:  JP Bommel assumes new role at NATPE

The American Hospital Association, Inc. has appointed Joe Wilkins to fill a vacancy on the Board of Trustees.  Current Trustee Melinda Estes has been elected to an additional term on the board and six new Trustees have been elected to the Boardfor terms beginning on January 1st.

Richard “Rick” Blume, the Vice President, Commercial at Nucor Corporation, is the new Chairman of the AISI Steel Market Development Institute at the American Iron and Steel Institute.

Emily M. Dickens has joined the Association of Governing Boards of Universities & Colleges as Vice President, Public Policy and Executive Director, AGB Center for Public Trusteeship and Governance and Daniel “Dan” Ratner is now AGB’s Vice President,  Membership.

Thomas P. ” Tom”  Ostebo has stepped down as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cruise Lines International Association for personal reasons after serving less than two months. Cynthia “Cindy”  D'Aoust, CLIA’s Executive Vice President of Membership and Operations, is now Acting Chief Executive Officer. A search to fill the position is in progress.

W. Lawrence “Larry” Patrick, the Managing Partner at Patrick Communications LLC is the new Chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation.

JP Bommel has been named Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of the National Association of Television Program Executives effective in September. NATPE President and Chief Executive Officer Rod Perth is stepping down in February 2016. After he steps down, Perth will join the NATPE Board of Directors in February 2016. A search to fill Perth’s position is in progress.

The National Court Reporters Association has moved from Vienna, VA to Reston, VA effective August 10th. NCRA has a new main fax line.

Deborah A. Ashenhurst has completed her tour as Special Assistant at the National Guard Bureau and resumed her functions as Chairman of the National Guard Association of the United States. She had been on leave from NGAUS during her stint at the National Guard Bureau. Elizabeth Colson has joined NGAUS as Public Affairs Assistant.

The National Lieutenant Governors Association has installed its new Executive Committee, led by Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kimberly “Kim” Reynolds (R) as NLGA President.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign chancellor Phyllis M. Wise resigned her position, which she had held since October 2011. The Board of Trustees and President of the University of Illinois voted not to approve her resignation and have initiated formal dismissal proceedings against her. Barbara J. Wilson, dean of the campus’ College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been named acting chancellor.

 

 

August 6, 2015

This Week:  Oscars, Healthcare and Clean Water

John W. Butler, previously Senior Vice President and General Counsel, is now President and Chief Executive Officer of the World Shipping Council.  He has replaced Christopher L. “Chris” Koch who retired from the organization at the end of July.

The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry has moved out of its Nashville headquarters at 611 Commerce Street.  The Chamber will be moving into new offices at 414 Union Street as soon as they are ready which is expected at the end of August.

At AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, Senior Vice President, Accreditation and Member Services Christine L. Clements was also named Chief Diversity and Inclusion Advocate.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 2015-16 Officers of its Board of Governors on August 4th. Cheryl Boone Isaacs was re-elected President. It is her third term as President. She is beginning her 23rd year on the Board.

Sharon Colling, the former President and Principal, Lantern Health Services, is the new Interim Chief Executive Officer of the American College of Health Care Administrators. She replaced former President and Chief Executive Officer Marianna Kern Grachek (CSE 7/1/06-7/16/15) who has retired. Colling, a Director-at-Large on ACHCA’s Board, is currently on leave from that position, but she serves as an Ex Officio Director in her capacity as Interim Chief Executive Officer.

Daniel T. “Dan” Durham, Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, is the full-time Interim Chief Executive Officer of America's Health Insurance Plans effective August 1st. He was named to the Interim role in May. Marilyn B. Tavenner, the former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, US Department of Health and Human Services (2013-2015) becomes AHIP’s second President and Chief Executive Officer effective August 24, 2015. She will replace former President and Chief Executive Officer Karen M. Ignagni (CSE 2003-7/31/15). Nicholas “Nick” Holder, formerly Vice President and National Director of Campaigns at The Baughman Company, is now AHIP’s Senior Director, External and Political Affairs.

Rhonda M. Payne, formerly Staff Vice President, Education and Certification at the International Council of Shopping Centers, is the new Chief Learning Officer at ASAE effective August 3rd. She replaced former Chief Learning Officer Anne Blouin (2004-15), who has retired.

Jeanne Haggerty has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Federal Government Relations at the Biotechnology Industry Organization.

Elizabeth K. Keyes, the Chief Operating Officer of the American Pharmacists Association, will serve as Interim Executive Director of the American Pharmacists Association Foundation effective August 14th. She will replace current Executive Director Mindy Smith, who is leaving to join PrescribeWellness. A search to fill the position is in progress.

International Customer Service Association has moved to a new location in Staten Island, NY.

Adam Krantz, the former Managing Director, Government and Public Affairs of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, is the new Chief Executive Officer effective August 1, 2015. Krantz, who has been with NACWA since 2001, replaced former Executive Director Kenneth P. “Ken” Kirk (CSE 1990-7/31/15, who has retired.

Kendal Frazier, formerly Chief Operating Officer, is the new Interim Chief Executive Officer of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association effective August 1, 2015. He replaced former Chief Executive Officer Forrest L. Roberts (CSE 1/20/09-7/13/15).

The National Court Reporters Association installed the new 2015-16 Officers and Board of Directors, led by President Stephen A. Zinone.

University of Cincinnati President Santa J. Ono has appointed internationally respected criminal justice researcher Robin Engel to the new role of vice president for safety and reform. In her new role, Engel will coordinate the multiple external investigations and reviews planned for the University of Cincinnati Police Department, making use of her expertise in data-driven assessment and policy reform in order to work with external reviewers. This appointment is effective immediately, and Engel’s first steps in her new role will be to seek out an external reviewer to conduct a top-to-bottom assessment of the UCPD, as promised by President Ono.

The Council of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar has approved the merger of Rutgers’ law schools into one unified Rutgers Law School with two distinct locations in Camden and Newark, during its annual meeting. In June, the ABA’s Accreditation Committee voted to recommend approval of the proposed merger as did the Rutgers Board of Governors in April.

 

 

July 30, 2015

This Week:  New Leadership at the Federation of American Hospitals

 Billy Ray won the runoff election for the open slot representing the Writers Branch on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors.

Wesley R. “Wes” McClelland, currently Senior Policy Advisor to  US House of Representatives’ Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, is joining the American Insurance Association as Vice President, Federal Affairs on September 8th.

Larry W. Frevert, formerly National Director of Public Works at HDR Engineering,  Inc.  is now serving as Interim Executive Director of the American Public Works Association. He replaced former Executive Director Peter B. King (CSE 1998-7/20/15) who has moved to the Association of Washington Cities as its new Chief Executive Officer.  A search to fill the position is in progress and APWA plans to fill the position by the end of 2015.

Mark N. Dorsey, the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Ski Instructors of America - American Association of Snowboard Instructors (CSE since 2006) has been named Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Construction Specifications Institute effective in early September. He will replace Technical Services Director Greg Ceton, who has been serving as Interim Executive Director since December 2014.

Paul Kidwell, formerly Director, Low Income Programs Analysis Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, joins the Federation of American Hospitals as Vice President, Health Finance and Policy effective August 10th.

Chester “Chip” Davis, Jr., the Executive Vice President, Advocacy and Member Relations at Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association effective August 18, 2015. He will replace current President and Chief Executive Officer Ralph G. Neas (CSE since 2011). There will be a transition period and Neas’ exact departure date later this year has not yet been announced.

Edward “Ed” Brzytwa, formerly Director for APEC Affairs, at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, has joined the Information Technology Industry Council as Director, Global Policy for Localization, Trade, and Multilateral Affairs.

Ann S. Cohen, currently the Chief Financial Officer at the Woodfield Country Club, will join the Institute of Internal Auditors as Chief Financial Officer effective August 31. 2015.

The National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators has installed its new Board of Directors, led by President Pari Swift, Senior Records Manager, Office of the Attorney General, State of Ohio.

Catherine “Cathy” Cloud Barré, formerly Senior Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner at the Internal Revenue Service,  has joined the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, Inc. as Senior Vice President, Policy and Politics.

The National Automatic Merchandising Association has installed its new Officers and Board members, led by Chair Howard Chapman of Royal Cup, Inc.

The National Governors Association has installed its new leadership for 2015-16. Utah Governor Gary Herbert (R) is now NGA’s Chair and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) is now Vice Chair.

Robbie Thompson, formerly, President/Chief Executive Officer, Credit Union Association of the Dakotas, is the new Executive Director of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society. He replaced former Executive Director Derek B. Hazeltine (CSE 1998-2015).

The Specialty Equipment Market Association has installed its new Officers and Board members, led by Chairman Doug Evans.

The Wire Association International, Inc. has moved to Madison, CT.

Jim Johnsen has been named the 14th president of the University of Alaska System, effective September 1, 2015. He is currently the senior vice president of human resources and process transformation at Alaska Communications. He will be replacing current UA system president, Patrick K. Gamble.

 

 

July 23, 2015

This Week:  Bankers, Broadcasters and Nurses

Rhonda M. Payne, currently Staff Vice President, Education and Certification at the International Council of Shopping Centers, will join ASAE as Chief Learning Officer on August 3rd. She will replace Anne Blouin (CLO since 2004), who is retiring.

At the Credit Union National Association, Inc., Amy Nigrelli has been promoted to Chief Marketing and Technology Officer. Douglas Kiker, formerly Managing Director at Kekst and Company Incorporated has joined CUNA as Chief Strategic Communications Officer effective July 10th.

Independent Community Bankers of America announced that three staffers have joined the government relations team: Jeremy Dalpiaz as Assistant Vice President, Cyber and Data Security Policy; Joseph Gormley as Assistant Vice President and Regulatory Counsel; and Kori Kaldor as Assistant Vice President and Regulatory Counsel.

David H. Fialkov has joined NATSO, Inc. as Legislative and Regulatory Counsel. He was formerly with Steptoe & Johnson LLP.

Curtis J. LeGeyt has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Government Relations at the National Association of Broadcasters. He will replace Kelly Cole, who leaves effective August 14.

The National Association of Counties has installed its new Officers and Executive Committee, led by President Sallie Clark of the El Paso County, CO Board of Commissioners.

Yejin Cooke, formerly Associate Legislative Director, Telecommunications and Technology at the National Association of Counties, has joined National Association of State Chief Information Officers as Director, Government Affairs effective July 15th.

David Benton, the Chief Executive Officer of the International Council of Nurses, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. effective October 1, 2015. He will replace current Chief Executive Officer Kathy Apple (CSE since 6/11/01), who is retiring.

APICS and American Society of Transportation and Logistics, Inc. have completed their merger.  American Society of Transportation and Logistics, Inc. is being integrated into APICS’ existing operations.  Abe Eshkenazi remains Chief Executive Officer of APICS.

 

 

July 16, 2015

This Week: Better Living Through Geography

Ronald “Ron” Thorpe, President and Chief Executive Officer of The National Board for Professional Teaching Studies, passed away earlier this month.  Executive Vice President Peggy Brookings is now Interim President and Chief Executive Officer.

Matthew D’Uva has stepped down as President and Chief Executive Officer of SOCAP International.  Janice R. Lachance is now Interim Chief Executive Officer of the association.

AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chair William H. Glick, the Dean of Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced the new members of its Board of Governors. Lois Burwell, Michael Giacchino, Rory Kennedy, and Daryn Okada have been elected for the first time.

The Aerospace Industries Association, Inc. has brought on three new staffers: John Luddy as Vice President, National Security and Acquisition Policy; William ‘Doc’ Syers as Vice President, Legislative Affairs and Paul Paolozzi as Vice President, Communications.

The American Alliance for Justice has installed is 2015-16 Officers, led by President Larry A. Tawwater, a Partner at The Tawwater Law Firm P.L.L.C.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science [AAAS] announced the acquisition of "Peer Review Evaluation" (PRE), a web-based service, effective June 30, 2015.

Following the release of the Hoffman report, the American Psychological Association has announced the retirement and departure of three senior staffers. Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President Norman B. Anderson (CSE since 1/1/03) will retire effective December 31st. Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer L. Michael Honaker retires effective August 15th, and Rhea Farber,  Executive Director, Public and Member Communications has resigned her position and  leaves at the end of July.

America's Health Insurance Plans [AHIP] has named Marilyn B. Tavenner President and Chief Executive Officer, effective later this summer. Tavenner, the former Administrator of the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (2013-15), will replace long time President and Chief Executive Officer Karen M. Ignagni (CSE since AHIP was established in 2003), who leaves at the end of July. Ignagni will join EmblemHealth as President and Chief Executive Officer. AHIP Chairman Mark Ganz commented on Tavenner’s extensive experience in the public and private sectors with HHS, HCA and as Virginia’s Secretary, Health and Human Resources Secretariat. "There is no better individual than Marilyn to lead our industry through the increasingly complex health care transformation that is underway. As the unifying voice for our industry, AHIP and its members are uniquely positioned to address the pressing health care challenges facing consumers, and Marilyn is a recognized leader who brings the experience, tenacity, and dedication to achieve o our advocacy goals and to move the health system forward in a way that is patient-centered. She has the respect and trust of policymakers and stakeholders from all sides, and a personal commitment to advance meaningful solutions for improving access to quality, affordable care for all Americans.”

ASIS International Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Stack is retiring effective December 31, 2015. An Executive Search Committee and Spencer Stuart, Inc. are conducting the search to fill the position.

The members of the Association of American Geographers have voted to do business as the American Association of Geographers effective January 1, 2016. AAG's legal name will remain the same.

Benjamin R. “Ben” Mulling is the new Chairman of the Institute for Management Accountants, Inc.

The National Association of Secretaries of State has installed its 2015-16  Executive Board, led by President John Thomas “Tom” Schedler, Louisiana’s Secretary of State.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. Inc. has joined the National Pharmaceutical Council. Charles Baum represents the company on NPC’s Board of Directors.

San Jose State University president Mohammad Qayoumi will step down from his current position on August 17 to assume an advisory role to the president of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani. Qayoumi was appointed president of SJSU in March 2011 after serving as the president of CSU East Bay since 2006.

 

 

July 9, 2015

This Week: Credit, cruising and communicators

The Association of National Advertisers, Inc. has acquired the Advertising Educational Association [AEF] as a subsidiary effective July 1, 2015.

Thomas P. Ostebo, formerly Special Assistant to the Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard (2014-15) is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cruise Lines International Association effective July 6th.

John M. Pembroke, formerly Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer at the Credit Union Executives Society (2013-15), is now President and Chief Executive Officer. He replaced former Interim Chief Executive Officer Dawn Poker, who is now Senior Vice President/Chief Sales and Member Relations Officer.

Financial Executives International has installed its new Officers and members of the Board of Directors effective July 1st. Mitchell A. “ Mitch” Danaher of General Electric Company was re-elected FEI Chairman.

The International Association of Business Communicators has installed its new Board of Directors effective July 1st, led by Chair Michael Ambjorn.

The Metals Service Center Institute has installed its new Officers and Executive Committee effective July 1st, led by Chairman Richard A. Robinson, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Norfolk Iron and Metal Company.

The National Academy of Engineering has installed its new Councillors effective July 1st. Ruth A. David, the former President and Chief Executive Officer of ANSER, Inc., is the new Foreign Secretary.

Eileen Cannon, formerly Executive Director, has been promoted to President of the PhRMA Foundation of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

Michael “Mike” Dwyer, formerly Director, Global Policy Analysis Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (2008-15), is the new Chief Economist of the U.S. Grains Council.

As part of an attempt to save the school from bankruptcy, Sweet Briar College has elected new officers for its board of directors, including Columbus, Ga. mayor Teresa Thompson as Chair. Also appointed to the board is former USMC general and retired president of Birmingham-Southern College, Charles C. Krulak.

University of Dayton director of athletics, Tim Wabler will retire in September after holding the position for seven years.

 

 

July 2, 2015 

This Week:  New president at Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The American Health Lawyers Association has installed its new Board of Directors effective July 1st, led by President Lois Dehls Cornell, the Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of Tufts Associated Health Plans. 

Lauren Iossa has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers effective July 1st.. Karen Sherry, formerly ASCAP’s Senior Vice President, Industry Affairs and Vice President and Executive Director of The ASCAP Foundation, has retired effective June 30th,

Deborah S. “Deb” Delisle, formerly Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, at the U.S. Department of Education (2012-15), is the new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of ASCD effective July 1st. She replaced former Executive Director Judy Seltz (CSE 2014-15), who has retired.

Mark Murphy, the Secretary of the Delaware Department of Education, has joined the Board of Directors of the Council of Chief State School Officers.

Diana Aviv, the President and Chief Executive Officer of INDEPENDENT SECTOR (CSE since 6/16/03) is stepping down effective October 1, 2015 to join Feeding America as Chief Executive Officer. A search committee is conducting the search for her replacement.

Michael S. “Mike” Zaneis, the Executive Vice President, Public Policy and General Counsel of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Trustworthy Accountability Group [TAG]. He will be leaving IAB when his position there has been filled.

Douglas B. “Doug” Loon, the Vice President, Regional Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has been named President of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and Industry effective September 8, 2015. Loon will replace current Interim President Bill Blazar.

The National Association of Broadcasters announced the election of its new Officers. David T. “Dave” Lougee, the President, TEGNA Broadcasting Division, is the new NAB Chairman.

Kevin M. Mayeux, formerly Chief Operating Officer of The Institute of Internal Auditors, is the new Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors effective July 1st.

Patrick A. Hope, a Delegate of the Virginia House of Delegates, has joined the staff of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association as Vice President and Executive Director, Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance.

William C. “Bill” Rudin, the Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rudin Management Company, Inc., has been elected Chairman of The Real Estate Roundtable effective July 1st.

The Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Inc. has installed its new Officers and Board of Directors, led by Chairman Dannette L. Smith, the Secretary to the Board at UnitedHealth Group Incorporated.

ULI-the Urban Land Institute has installed its new Officers, new members of its Board of Directors, and new members of its Board of Trustees. Randall K. Rowe, the Chairman of Green Courte Partners, LLC, is the new ULI Chairman effective July 1st.

New Mexico Highlands University has named Sam Minnner its newest president. Minner is currently the provost of Radford University, a position he has held since 2011, and was previously the dean of the School of Health Sciences and Education at Truman State University.

 


June 25, 2015

This Week:  The doors stay open at Sweet Briar College

Arthur J. Ganta is the new Director,  Finance and Administration at the American Apparel & Footwear Association. Natalie LaBella has also joined the staff as Marketing Manager.

Ed Hill is the new Government Affairs Manager at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

The American Medical Association has installed its 2015-2016 Board of Directors, led by Chair Stephen R. Permut MD and President Steven J. Stack MD.

The American Public Power Association has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chair Douglas O. “Doug” Hunter, the General Manager of Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems.

Colin Scott Cole Fulton, a Principal in the Environmental Practice at Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.  since 2013, has been named President of the Environmental Law Institute effective in September 2015.  He will replace Executive Vice President Scott Schang, who has been serving as Acting President since early January.

Martin J. “Marty” Jackley, the Attorney General of South Dakota, is the new President of the National Association of Attorneys General.

The Specialty Equipment Market Association has announced the results of its Board of Directors elections. Doug Evans will become Chairman in late July. 

The United States Conference of Mayors has installed its new Officers, Executive Committee Members, and Advisory Board members. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is the 6th woman and the first African American woman to serve as President.

Michael L. Ducker, the President and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx Freight Corporation, is the new Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Stuart Bell has been appointed as the next President of the University of Alabama, effective on July 15, 2015. Bell is currently executive vice president and provost at Louisiana State University, a position he has held since 2012.

The Attorney General of Virginia has consented to release restrictions on $16 million in institutional funds to continuing the operation of Sweet Briar College. The college had previously announced in February that it would be closing its doors following the conclusion of the spring semester, citing insurmountable financial difficulties. The school’s reprieve will include an overhaul of its administration and board of directors.

Charles Owens, the president and chief executive officer of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, will leave his post on September 30 after the orchestra’s opening weekend. His departure follows a season of record-breaking ticket sales and performances at Carnegie Hall, but also two years of turmoil marked by financial instability, shortened seasons and an ugly public breakup with its former musical director, Arild Remmereit.

The Board of Directors of The Music Center announced that Rachel S. Moore, an accomplished leader in the performing arts, has been named president and CEO of The Music Center. Moore joins The Music Center from American Ballet Theatre (ABT), where she served as CEO since 2012 and as its executive director since 2004.  Moore comes from the performing arts, having danced with ABT as a member of its corps de ballet from 1984 to 1988.  She will assume her new position with The Music Center on October 5, 2015.

 

 

June 18, 2015

This Week:  Water, Aluminum, RVs and Taxes

ASCD has announced that former  U.S. Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Deborah S. “Deb” Delisle has been named Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer effective July 1, 2015. Delisle will replace current Executive Director Judy Seltz, who is retiring at the end of June.

RADM Garry E. Hall, USN (Ret) a former Member, The Spectrum Group, is now the Executive Director of the Association of the United States Navy. He replaced former Interim Executive Director John B. Totushek (CSE 8/28/13-5/14).

The Biotechnology Industry Organization has installed its new Officers, Executive Committee and new Board members, led by Chairman Ron Cohen, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Acorda Therapeutics Inc. On June 17, 2015, BIO announced that it will change its name to the Biotechnology Innovation Organization effective in early 2016.

The Creating IT Futures Foundation of the Computing Technology Industry Association has announced its new Officers and Board of Directors led by Chairman James Afdahl, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GED Testing Service LLC.

The Marketing Research Association, Inc. has installed the new Officers and members  of its Board of Directors, led by Chairman Vaughn Mordecai.

Adam Krantz, the Managing Director, Government and Public Affairs of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, has been named Chief Executive Officer effective August 1, 2015. Krantz, who has been with NACWA since 2001, will replace current Executive Director Kenneth P. “Ken” Kirk (CSE since 1990), who is retiring effective July 31, 2015.

Gerard Cannito, a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals’ Board of Directors, is now Interim Chief Executive  Officer. He replaced former Chief Executive Officer Kathy Stanek (CSE 1/02-2015). NATP has not issued a statement on the change.

The National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc. has moved from Research Triangle Park, NC to Cary, NC.

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America has announced that five individuals have recently been elected to its Board of Directors.

Frank Hugelmeyer, formerly President, Recreation Influence Strategies, LLC (2014-15), has been named President-Elect of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association effective July 13 , 2015. Following a transition period, he will become RVIA’s President (CSE) on October 1, 2015.  Hugelmeyer will replace current President Richard A. Coon (CSE since 1/1/06) who had announced his retirement in March 2015.

The Aluminum Association is moving its Arlington, Virginia headquarters from 1525 Wilson Boulevard to 1400 Crystal Drive effective June 22, 2015. 

President John L. Hennessy announced that he plans to step down as Stanford University's 10th president after more than 15 years leading the transformation of one of the world's foremost research institutions. Hennessy informed both the Board of Trustees and the Faculty Senate of his decision to depart his post in summer 2016, after serving in major academic leadership roles at Stanford for more than two decades. 

Dean of Syracuse University College of Law and Professor of Law Hannah Arterian announced that after 13 years of service, she will complete her term as dean on August 1st. She will be on leave, focusing on research and scholarly activities, before returning to Syracuse Law faculty at a later date.

 

 

 

 

June 11, 2015

This Week:  New Director heads campaign for David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center

National Federation of Independent Business President and Chief Executive Officer Donald A. “Dan” Danner has announced his retirement effective at the end of 2015.

The Computing Technology Industry Association has announced its new Board of Directors. M J Shoer remains the Chairman of the Board.

The Edison Electric Institute elected new officers this week, led by Chairman Nicholas K. “Nick” Akins, the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board of American Electric Power Company, Inc. Brian Reil, formerly Senior Communications Specialist at the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics, has joined the EEI staff as Manager, Media Relations.

Joe Watson, formerly Director, Produce at Rouse’s Enterprises, LLC will join the Produce Marketing Association as Vice President, Domestic Business Development effective June 22, 2015.

Lorraine C. Howerton is now Senior Director, Government Relations at the U.S. Travel Association.

The Woodland Park Zoo Society has announced that their President and CEO, Deborah Jensen, will resign at the end of July. The zoo’s COO Bruce Bohmke will serve as acting President and CEO.

Vin Cipolla, who has served in leadership roles across significant public and private organizations including, most recently, the Municipal Art Society of New York, has been appointed Executive Director, David Geffen Hall Campaign, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. In this newly created position, Cipolla will lead Lincoln Center Inc.’s portion of the effort to rebuild David Geffen Hall. He will be working closely with Lincoln Center Inc.’s partners on the project, the New York Philharmonic, as well as with Tamar Podell, Lincoln Center’s Executive Vice President of Planning and Development, responsible for annual fundraising.

 

 

June 4, 2015

This Week:  New CEOs Named at EDUCAUSE and American Institute of Physics

Laura L. Lott, previously Chief Operating Officer, is now President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Alliance of Museums.  She replaces Ford W. Bell who had led the association since 2007.

Thomas J. “Tom” Holland, formerly Executive Director of the Teton Valley Ranch Camp, is now Chief Executive Officer of American Camp Association, Inc.  The position had been vacant since the departure of Peg L. Smith earlier this year.

Robert G.W. Brown, previously Chief Sensor Scientist for Rockwell Collins, Inc.’s Advanced Technology Center, is now Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Physics.  He replaces former Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer H. Frederick Dylla who had led the association since 2007.

John O’Brien, previously Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, is now President and Chief Executive Officer of EDUCAUSE.  He replaces Diana G. Oblinger who had led the association since 2008.

Kevin M. Mayeux, currently Chief Operating Officer of The Institute of Internal Auditors, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors effective July 1, 2015.  He will replace Michael E. Gerber who has been Acting Chief Executive Officer since Susan B. Waters passed away late last year.

Michael S. “Mike” Nelson assumed his position as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Court Reporters Association.  Nelson, previously Executive Vice President of the National Association of Enrolled Agents, had been named to this position in April.

Jason Espinoza is the new President of the New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry.  He replaces President and Chief Executive Officer Beverlee J. McClure who had led the organization since 2007.

Vin Cipolla, president of the Municipal Art Society of New York, is stepping down from the civic advocacy group at the end of the year. A search is being conducted to find his successor. Mr. Cipolla, 58, said he will remain active in the group and keep his position on its board of directors.

 

 

May 28, 2015 

This Week:  American Bankers Association Names New CEO

Robert S. “Rob” Nichols has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Bankers Association.  Nichols, currently President and Chief Executive Officer of The Financial Services Forum, is expected to join the association in the Summer.  Nichols will replace Frank A. Keating who had previously announced his intention to step down from the position at the end of this year.

Natasha Rankin has stepped down as Executive Director of the Employers Council on Flexible Compensation.  Claire Shanley, the association’s Director, Membership, has been named Interim Executive Director.  Rankin is now Chief Operating Officer of the American Counseling Association.

Joseph Brady is the new Executive Director of North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc.  Brady, previously the association’s General Counsel, had been Acting Executive Director since Russ Iuculano stepped down last year.

Matthew D’Uva will be stepping down as President and Chief Executive Officer of SOCAP International effective July 8, 2015.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers announced that its leader Fadi Chehade will be leaving his position as president and CEO. His tenure will conclude in March 2016 then he’ll move to a new career in the private sector.

  

 

May 21, 2015  

This Week:  On the Move with Planes, Boats and Lodgings

Christopher Runde is the new Director, Accelerator Innovation at the American Association of Airport Executives.

Katherine “Katie” Longo, formerly Deputy Communications Director to US Senator Joe Manchin (D-VW), is joining the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s staff as Senior Director, Government Affairs Communication.

Thomas P. Ostebo, formerly Director, Strategic Management Directorate, United States Coast Guard, United States Department of Homeland Security, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cruise Lines International Association effective July 6, 2015. The position has been open since the departure of former President and Chief Executive Officer Christine Duffy (CSE 2011-15) to become President, Carnival Cruise Lines at Carnival.

At the Global Market Development Center, President Patrick Spear will become President and Chief Executive Officer effective June 1, 2015. He will replace current Chief Executive Officer David T. “Dave” McConnell, Jr. (CSE since 1/2/00) who will remain as Special Projects Consultant until December 31, 2015. 

JA Worldwide has named Asheesh Advani as its next president and CEO. He succeeds Sean Rush, who has been at the helm of the organization since 2008, in July 2015.

University of Maine System Chancellor James Page announced today that Dr. Glenn Cummings is the new President of the University of Southern Maine. Currently the Interim President at the University of Maine at Augusta, the Portland resident, former Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, and long-serving member of the USM faculty will assume the helm as USM’s ongoing president on July 1, 2015. Dr. Harvey Kesselman, who had accepted an appointment as President of the University of Southern Maine that was to commence on July 1, 2015, has agreed to a request by the Stockton University Board of Trustees that he remain as Acting President of Stockton, providing continuity and valuable leadership while the University resolves challenges which have thwarted plans to develop a campus at the former Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.

The executive director of the Idaho State Board of Education/Board of Regents has been chosen to lead South Dakota’s six public universities and two special schools. Michael G. Rush becomes the South Dakota Board of Regents’ executive director and chief executive officer June 29.  Rush succeeds Jack R. Warner, who retires this summer after six years of service to the Board of Regents and 45 years devoted to higher education. Warner plans to return to Rhode Island, where he lived prior to his time in South Dakota.

Alex Counts, President and CEO of the Grameen Foundation, has decided to step down at the end of this month after more than 18 years at the helm. David Edelstein, executive vice president for global programs,  will serve as interim president and CEO while a search for Counts successor begins.

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has named Peter Laugharn as the incoming President and CEO. He succeeds Steven M. Hilton, who decided to retire at the end of 2015 after heading the foundation for 30 years. 

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has named Madeline Bell as President and Chief Executive Officer.  She has been the President and Chief Operating Officer since 2007 and replaces Steven M. Altschuler who is retiring. She takes her position at the helm of the institution on July 1, 2015.  

Anne Pasternak has been named to the top post of Brooklyn Museum beginning September 1, 2015.  Recently, she was the president and artistic director of Creative Time. She succeeds Arnold L. Lehman who has decided to retire after 17 years as the museum’s Shelby White and Leon Levy Director.

 

  

May 14, 2015

This Week:  Teitelbaum Named New Director, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Carmine M. Valente, Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, has announced his retirement effective in December 2016.  Glynis V. Harvey, previously Deputy Chief Executive Officer, is now Chief Executive Officer-Designate.  Harvey is also still the association’s Director, Information Technology.

Charles A. “Charlie” Cannon, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Rubber Manufacturers Association, has announced his retirement effective at the end of this year.  He has led the association since 2008.

The Boards of Directors of APICS and the American Society of Transportation and Logistics have approved an agreement to merge under which AST&L will be integrated into APICS' existing operations.  The agreement still needs to be ratified by a vote of AST&L members scheduled between June 1 and June 15, 2015.

Marion C. Blakey, formerly President and Chief Executive Officer of the Aerospace Industries Association of America (CSE 2007-15), has left to become Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce plc. A search for her replacement at AIA is in progress.

Lauren Kramer, formerly Director, Meetings at the International Council of Ophthalmology, is the new Vice President, Meetings and Education at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, Inc.

Bryan Zumwalt, formerly the Chief Counsel of the US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship and of the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, is the new Vice President, Federal Affairs at the American Chemistry Council.

Josh Reiner, formerly Senior Policy Advisor to US Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) is the new Government Affairs Manager at the American Public Works Association.

Clara K. Kim, formerly Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs at National Geographic Channels, has been named Executive Vice President and General Counsel at the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers effective June 1. ASCAP has also announced the re-election of Chairman Paul Williams and announced the new Board of Directors.

Jen Beltz is the new Vice President, Global Communications at BSA | The Software Alliance.

Todd L. Cranford, formerly Director, Government Affairs at the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., has been named Head, Government Affairs and External Relations effective June 1. He will replace current Vice President, Government Affairs and External Relations, who retires effective May 29.

James Reid, formerly Chief of Staff to US Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) is the new Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Franklin Flint is the new Chief Technology Officer at the Telecommunications Industry Association.

Doreen Bolger, director of the Baltimore Museum of Art, has announced that she will retire from the top post on June 30, 2015.   Bolger, director since 1998, will continue to advise the BMA through the transitional period as the search for her successor begins.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has announced Matthew Teitelbaum as its new Director. He is currently the Michael and Sonja Koerner Director and CEO of the Art Gallery of Ontario. He succeeds Malcolm Rogers, who has led the Museum for 2 decades, on August 3, 2015.

 

 

May 7, 2015

This Week:  Big Changes for Appliances, Metals and the Environment

The American Bankruptcy Institute has installed the new members of its Board of Directors, led by Chairman Patricia A. Redmond, a Shareholder at Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

The  American Hospital Association, Inc. has named current Executive Vice President (since 1991) Richard J. “Rick” Pollack as its 11th President and Chief Executive Officer effective September 2, 2015. He will replace current President and Chief Executive Officer Richard J. “Rich” Umbdenstock (CSE since 1/1/07) who announced last November that he would retire at the end of 2015.

Chet M. Thompson, formerly Co-Chair, Environment and Natural Resources Practice Group, Crowell & Moring LLP, is the new President of American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers effective May 4, 2015. He replaced former AFPM President Charles T. “Chuck” Drevna (CSE 2007-5/4/15) who has retired.

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers has announced that Tim Ferry, President, InSinkErator Business Unit, Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions and Manfred Staebler, Vice President, Government Affairs, BSH Home Appliances Corporation have been elected to the Board of Directors.

Matthew Beck, formerly Vice President, Strategic Communications at Glover Park Group, is the new Senior Director, Media Relations at the Investment Company Institute, reporting to Chief Public Communications Officer Mike McNamee.

The Metals Service Center Institute has announced its new Officers and Board members effective July 1, 2015. Richard Robinson of Norfolk Iron and Metal Company, currently Vice Chairman, will become MSCI’s next Chairman.

David T. Dyjack, formerly Associate Executive Director for Programs at the National Association of County and City Health Officials, is the new Executive Director of the National Environmental Health Association effective May 4, 2015. Dyjack fills a position that had been vacant since the departure of former NEHA Executive Director Nelson E. Fabian (CSE 1983-7/1/14)

Oliver Spurgeon III, formerly Legislative Correspondent to US Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA) from 2009-15, has joined the National Recreation and Park Association as Government Affairs Manager.

The Society of Financial Service Professionals has moved to 3803 West Chester Pike, Suite 225, Newton Square, PA 19073 effective May 1, 2015.

David S. Biderman, formerly General Counsel and Vice President , Government Affairs and Operations at the National Waste & Recycling Association (2013-2015) is the new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Solid Waste Association of North America effective May 1, 2015. He is the third CSE at SWANA and replaced former Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer John H. Skinner (CSE 8/1996-5/1/15).

Robert A. Hunt, the Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Business Operations at GVTC Telecommunications, is the new Chairman of the United States Telecom Association and  John F. Jones, Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations at CenturyLink, Inc., has joined the Board of Directors.

The World Trade Centers Association has installed the 14 new members of its Board of Directors.

Sheila C. Bair, the former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and a renowned advocate for financial reform, has been named the 28th president of Washington College, the historic liberal arts college on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Miami University President David Hodge announced on Friday, May 1, 2015, that he plans to retire on June 30, 2016, after what will then be ten years with the Ohio University, according to The Cincinnati Business Courier. According to the Courier: Hodge announced his retirement on May 1 to the Miami University Board of Trustees. Hodge started his tenure as the President of Miami University in 2006. Before Miami, Hodge was the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington.

Martin T. Meehan, a former US congressman who became chancellor of his alma mater, UMass Lowell, and transformed it into a highly ranked national research university, was unanimously elected today as the next president of the five-campus UMass system. 

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region has named Bruce McNamer as its President and Chief Executive Officer. He was most recently the CEO of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. He replaces Terri Lee Freeman on June 1, 2015.

Melia Peters Tourangeau has been named President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. She is currently the head of Utah Symphony. She succeeds James A. Wilkinson, who is retiring, in August 2015.

  

 

April 30, 2015 

This Week:  Former Press Secretary is New Communiciations Director at TIA

Carol Geary Schneider, the President of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (CSE since 1998) has announced that she is stepping down effective June 30, 2016.

James “Jim” Quinn, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Saint John Port Authority in New Brunswick, Canada has been elected Chairman of the American Association of Port Authorities effective November 4, 2015.

The American Health Lawyers Association has announced that five individuals will join its Board of Directors following the June 27-July 1 Annual Meeting. Eric Zimmerman, a Partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP will become AHLA’s President-Elect-Designate.

American Waterways Operators has elected its new Officers for 2015-2016, led by Chairman David G. Sehrt, the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Ingram Barge Company.

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers has announced two new members of its Board of Directors: Tim Ferry and Manfred Staebler.

Regina Hopper, formerly President and Chief Executive Officer of America’s Natural Gas Alliance (2009-13), has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America effective May 18th. She will replace Thomas E. Kern, ITS America’s Executive Vice President, who has been Interim President and Chief Executive Officer since 11/1/14.

Andrew Parker, formerly Online Editor at Vertical Magazine, has joined the International Franchise Association as Senior Manager, Publishing.

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has elected its new Officers and Board members for 2015-2016, led by Chairman Randall B. “Randy” Edeker, the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Hy-Vee, Inc. 

The National Corn Growers Association has promoted Fred Stemme to Vice President, Marketing and Operations.

Michael S. "Mike" Nelson, the Executive Vice President of the National Association of Enrolled Agents (CSE since 9/1/09), has been named Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Court Reporters Association effective June 1, 2015. He leaves NAEA on May 15th. The NCRA position has been vacant since the departure of former Executive Director James M. "Jim" Cudahy (CSE 6/1/12-2/27/15) who is now President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Investor Relations Institute.

David S. Biderman, formerly General Counsel and Vice President , Government Affairs and Operations at the National Waste & Recycling Association (2013-2015) has been named the third Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Solid Waste Association of North America effective May 1, 2015. He will replace current SWANA Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer John H. Skinner (CSE since 8/1996).

April (Corbett) Ward, formerly Press Secretary at the US House of Representatives’  Committee on Homeland Security, is the new Communications Director at the Telecommunications Industry Association.

Herman Saatkamp, president of Stockton University, has resigned, citing medical issues. Current provost Harvey Kesselman will serve as acting president until an interim president can be named. Kesselman was recently appointed president of the University of Southern Maine, a position he will begin on July 1, 2015.

 

 

 

April 23, 2015

This Week:  Advertising, Energy and Gasoline

Jackson Morrill is the new President of the Composite Panel Association.  He replaces Thomas A. “Tom” Julia who resigned as President last year. 

Ryan McNutt is the new Chief Executive Officer of the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America.

The Advertising Council, Inc. announced the election of 20 new members to its Board of Directors.

The Air Force Association's Board of Directors announced on April 22, 2015 that General Larry O. Spencer, retiring United States Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, will become AFA's new President after his retirement in late 2015. The position has been vacant since the departure of former President Craig R. McKinley, who is now President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Defense Industrial Association.

The Association of Legal Administrators has moved from Lincolnshire, IL to Chicago. The phone and fax numbers have not changed.

The Credit Union National Association has announced four staff changes. Robin Cook, Senior Director, Advocacy and Counsel for Special Projects, is leaving on April 24 to join the American Bankers Association as Vice President and Senior Legislative Counsel effective April 27th. Jillian Hitt, Executive Assistant, Legislative Affairs, is leaving on May 8th and is relocating to Arizona. Elizabeth Eurgubian, formerly Vice President, Senior Regulatory Counsel at the Independent Community Bankers of America, joins CUNA on April 27th as Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer for Regulatory and Executive Branch Relations and Senior Counsel. Leah Dempsey joins CUNA on May 4th as Senior Director, Advocacy and Counsel.

Larry J. Wert, the President, Broadcast Media at the Tribune Broadcasting Company, has been appointed a TV Board Representative on the National Association of Broadcasters’ Board of Directors, replacing Brian Brady.

Jeremy Peters, the Chief Operations Officer of the National Association of Conservation Districts (since October 2014) was named Chief Executive Officer effective April 10, 2015. He had been serving as Interim Chief Executive Officer since March. Peters previously served as NACD’s Grassroots Coordinator, then as Legislative Affairs Manager, before moving to American Farmland Trust as Director of Federal Policy.

The National Waste & Recycling Association has named Christopher “Chris” Doherty Vice President, Communications and Jessica Mayorga Senior Director, Communications and Marketing.

Matthew L. Wald, formerly a Transportation Correspondent at The New York Times, is now Senior Director, Policy Analysis and Strategic Planning at the Nuclear Energy Institute.

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America has elected its new Board Officers, led by Chairman Kenneth C. “Ken” Frazier, the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Merck & Co., Inc. PhRMA announced that President and Chief Executive Officer John J. Castellani (CSE since 9/1/10) is retiring effective January 1, 2016. A search to fill the position is in progress and is being led by the PhRMA Board's Nominations and Compensation Committee. Korn/Ferry International has been retained to conduct the search.

Jena Baker McNeill, formerly Deputy Director for Homeland Security at the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, is the new Senior Director, Government Relations at the U.S. Travel Association.

Susan Henshaw Jones, President and Ronay Menschel Director of the Museum of the City of New York since 2003, has decided to retire in December 2015.

Better Medicare Alliance appointed Allyson Y. Schwartz as President and CEO. She replaces Krista Drobac who was serving as interim executive Director through the search process.  

CARE USA has announced the selection of a new helm of the global poverty fighting organization.  Michelle Nunn will begin as President and CEO on July 1, 2015. She replaces Helene D. Gayle who decided to step down after a decade of service.  

The Saint Joseph's University Board of Trustees today elected Mark C. Reed as the Jesuit institution's 28th -- and first lay -- president in its 164-year history. Dr. Reed currently serves as senior vice president and chief of staff at Fairfield University, in Fairfield, CT.

 

 

April 16, 2015

This Week:  U. of Oregon and U. of Miami Announce New Presidents

Harlan “Skip” Krepcik is the new Interim Executive Vice President of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society.  He has replaced Richard “Rich” Hoke who had held the position since February 2014 when former Executive Vice President Mark A. Lowry retired.  Krepcik (International President) and Hoke (Region 8 and Region 11 Director) both remain on the association’s Board of Directors.

Beverlee J. McClure will be stepping down as President and Chief Executive Officer of the New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry effective at the end of May 2015.

Lynn Schloesser, formerly Director, Government and Industry Policy at Eastman Chemical Company, is the new Director, Environment and Energy Programs at the American Council of Engineering Companies.

Christopher F. “Chris” Feeney has been named President-Technology Group: BITS, at The Financial Services Roundtable.

The Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair has installed its 2015-2016 Board of Directors, led by Chair Joseph “Joe” Laurentino, Vice President, Material Damage at Esurance Inc.

Amelia Parnell, formerly Director, Research Initiatives at the Association for Institutional Research, is now Vice President, Research and Policy at NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

Matthew “Matt” Mandel, formerly Vice President at The Glover Park Group, is the new Head of Legislative Affairs at PCIA-The Wireless Infrastructure Association.

Anita C. (Carr) Shapiro, formerly President-Elect, is the new President of the Practising Law Institute effective April 15, 2015. She replaced former President Victor J. “Vic” Rubino (CSE since 1983-first as Executive Director,  then as President) who is now President Emeritus effective April 15.

Jimmy Goodrich, formerly Director, Global Policy at the Information Technology Industry Council, is now Vice President, Global Policy at the Semiconductor Industry Association.

Michael H. Schill, dean of the University of Chicago School of Law, will become the 18th president of the University of Oregon following his unanimous selection Tuesday by the UO Board of Trustees. Schill rose to the top of a competitive pool of applicants and was one of four finalists recommended by the 14-member search committee, which was chaired by Trustee Connie Ballmer. Currently dean and Harry N. Wyatt professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School, Schill will officially assume the UO presidency July 1, 2015.

The University of Miami announced that Dr. Julio Frenk, current Dean of Faculty at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Mexico's former Minister of Health, will be the University's next president. Dr. Frenk will succeed Donna E. Shalala, who has led the University of Miami since 2001 and served under President Bill Clinton as the longest-serving U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. Frenk will begin his presidency on September 1, 2015.

 

 

 

April 9, 2015

This Week:  New EVP for ASCAP and New HQ for NAB

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers has named Michael “Mike” Spierto, formerly Director, Cybersecurity Policy at TechAmerica: The Technology Association of America, as Director of Federal Affairs. 

The American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers has named Alice J. Kim, formerly Founder and Principal at DigiConsult, as Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Development Officer. She reports to  Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth “Beth” Matthews 

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ [ASHP] ASHP Research and Education Foundation has named Barbara B. Nussbaum, formerly Director, Adult Learning and Educational programs in ASHP’s Educational Services Division as Vice President effective April 6, 2015.  

The Flexible Packaging Association has moved from Lanham, MD to Annapolis, MD. 

The Irrigation Association has moved from Falls Church, VA to Fairfax, VA.

On April 6, 2015, the National Association of Broadcasters announced that NAB has entered into an agreement with Monument Realty and Angelo, Gordon & Company, to purchase upon completion a new headquarters at the corner of South Capitol and M Streets, SE. The ground breaking on the new headquarters should take place in the Spring of 2016. The move is scheduled to take place by the Fall of 2018. 

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners has hired Regina L. Davis, formerly Communications Director for the Maryland Public Service Commission, as its new Director of Communications, effective April 13. She will report to Executive Director Charles D. “Chuck” Gray.

Danielle Coffey, formerly Vice President and General Counsel. Government Affairs at the Telecommunications Industry Association, is now Vice President, Public Policy at the Newspaper Association of America.

Meredith Rollins, formerly Director, Strategic Development at the Association for Corporate Growth, is the new Executive Director of the Professional Convention Management Association’s PCMA Education  Foundation. She had previously served as PCMA’s Senior Manager, Partner Relations.

The Risk Management Association has named Heidi K. Turley, formerly Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations at Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) as Chief Financial Officer. She will replace Chief Financial Officer  (since 2008) Dwight Overturf, who is retiring in August.  Turley reports to President and Chief Executive Officer William F. “Bill” Githens.

American Cancer Society has named Gary M. Reddy as the successor to the helm, replacing John Seffrin who has decided to retire.  Reedy will join the Society on April 27, 2015, after serving as Worldwide Vice President of Government Affairs and Policy with Johnson & Johnson.

 

 

April 2, 2015 

This Week:  CEO to Depart Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Rhonda Buckley is now the Executive Director of the International Society for Performance Improvement.  She had been Interim Executive Director since April Davis stepped down as Executive Director last Fall. 

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses has installed its 2015-2017 Board of Directors, led by President Jeannie K. Tomlinson.

Chet M. Thompson, currently Co-Chair, Environment and Natural Resources Practice Group, Crowell & Moring LLP, has been named President of American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers effective May 4, 2015. He will replace current AFPM President Charles T. “Chuck” Drevna (CSE since 2007) who is retiring. 

Marcus Miller has been elected to the Board of the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers.

Vicki S. McConnell, the former State Geologist and Director, Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, State of Oregon (2004-15), is the new Executive Director of The Geological Society of America effective April 1, 2015. She replaced former Interim Executive Director Judith “Judy” Totman Parrish (CSE 1/3/15-3/31/15). Parrish is the former Dean of the University of Idaho College of Science and a former GSA President. Former Executive Director John W. Hess served as CSE 2001-2014 and is now the President of the GSA Foundation.

Ron Worth is the new Executive Director of the International Association of Assessing Officers. He replaced former Interim Executive Director Robin Parrish (CSE 2014-15), who remains as Director, Membership.

Caroline H. Little, the President and Chief Executive Officer (CSE since 9/6/11) of the Newspaper Association of America, has announced that she is stepping down effective August 31, 2015. 

David T. Dyjack, currently Associate Executive Director for Programs at the National Association of County and City Health Officials, has been named Executive Director of the National Environmental Health Association effective May 4, 2015. Dyjack will leave NACCHO effective April 30. He fills a position that has been vacant since the departure of former NEHA Executive Director Nelson E. Fabian (CSE 1983-7/1/14) 

Robert L. “Rob” Underwood, currently Director, Government Relations at the Petroleum Marketers Association of America, where he has been on the staff since 2007, has been named President effective May 16, 2015. He will replace current President Daniel F. “Dan” Gilligan (CSE since 8/1998) who is retiring later in the year following a transition period. 

The Loyola Marymount University Board of Trustees has elected Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., as the 16th president of the university after a nationwide search. Snyder will assume his new position effective June 1, 2015.   

Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Edward J. Benz Jr., announced that he will be stepping down in June 2016.  He has been at the helm of the Institute since 2000, overseeing its growth from a regional medical center into an international hub for cancer research and treatment.

 

 

 

March 26, 2015 

This Week:  Three Associations Form Retirement Focused Organization

The American Alliance of Museums has named its Chief Operating Officer (since 2012) Laura L. Lott its next President and Chief Executive Officer effective June 1, 2015. She will replace current President and Chief Executive Officer Ford W. Bell who retires on May 31. (CSE since 6/1/07).

The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries and its three sister associations: the ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries [ACOPA], the National Tax-deferred Savings Association [NTSA], and the National Association of Plan Advisors [NAPA] have formed a new umbrella association, the American Retirement Association, effective in March 2015. Each component association will continue to have its own governance structure.

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced two new hires and one promotion. Jamie Hennigan has been promoted to Vice President, Strategic Communications. Stephanie Robert is now Vice President Marketing, and Ken Monahan is the new Director, International Trade Policy. 

Halee S. Fischer-Wright, formerly Chief Medical Officer, St. Anthony North Hospital, is now President and Chief Executive Officer of MGMA-ACMPE. 

Joshua “Josh” Tonsager, formerly a Legislative Assistant to US Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) has joined the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) as Legislative Director,  

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has elected Richard B. Bennett as the first non-judicial member of its Board of Directors.

POPAI- The Global Association for Marketing at-Retail and the Association for Retail Environments announced that their Boards of Directors have voted to consider a merger. Both associations will enter a due diligence phase, including a vote from all POPAI active members, and work toward a merger agreement. The two associations will work together in the months ahead to accomplish the legal unification of the associations under a new name. A search will begin immediately for a CEO of the new combined association.  Current A.R.E. Executive Director Todd Dittman will become COO of the combined association. The new association will be headquartered in Chicago and maintain offices in both Chicago and Hollywood, FL. 

The Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry has announced the results of its Board of Directors elections. Christopher O. “Chris” Luettgen of the Georgia Institute of Technology will serve as TAPPI Chairman and Paul Durocher, Sappi North America, will serve as TAPPI Vice Chairman for two years beginning in April 2015.  

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention, Inc. has announced that Jaap Venema, currently Therapeutic Area Lead Biotherapeutics, Global Medical Affairs, Biologics Strategy Development at AbbVie Inc., will become its Chief Science Officer on April 15 and Chair of USP's standards-setting body, the Council of Experts, at the beginning of USP's next five-year cycle on July 1, 2015.

Ready for Hillary plans to dissolve the campaign once Mrs. Clinton formally announces she is running for presidency. If so, the organization will push the supporters they’ve gained since starting in 2013, to sign on with Clinton’s official campaign. This allows her to enter the race with a huge potential of donors and volunteers. 

Dana Dunn, the provost and executive vice chancellor at University of North Carolina at Greensboro has been appointed acting chancellor, effective immediately. She replaces Linda Brady, who is on medical leave following heart surgery and will retire in June. The school hopes to have a permanent replacement in place by July 1.

 

 

March 19, 2015

This Week: Auto Care Association Seeks New President and CEO

Ceara N. Flake is the new Director, Legal Affairs at the American Cleaning Institute. 

Kathleen Schmatz, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Auto Care Association (CSE since 1/1/04), has announced her retirement effective December 31, 2015. The association’s Executive Committee will be spearheading the process to choose Schmatz’s successor.  

Eugene “Gene” Harrington, formerly Vice President, Government Affairs at the National Pest Management Association Inc., International has joined the Biotechnology Industry Organization as Director of State Advocacy and State Government Affairs for Food and Agriculture.

CTIA-The Wireless Association has announced two new hires and three staff promotions. Thomas “Tom” Sawanobori, is CTIA’s first Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Effective March 30, Stephanie Mathews O’Keefe, the  Executive Vice President of Communications at the American Bankers Association, will join CTIA as its Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer. Brad Gillen, formerly Chief of Staff, is now Executive Vice President; Rocco Carlitti, formerly Vice President, Operations, is now Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Amy Storey, formerly Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs, is now Vice President, Public Affairs 

Holly Alfano, formerly Vice President, Government Affairs at NATSO, Inc. , has been named Executive Director of the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association effective March 23, 2015. She will replace Associate Director Martha Jolkovski, who has been serving as Acting Executive Director (CSE) since September 2014. Former Executive Director Celeste Powers served as CSE from 7/15/02-9/30/14. 

Brian E. Cartier, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of College Stores (CSE since 1998), announced on March 9th that he is retiring effective June 30, 2016. A search is in progress to fill the position.

The National Tooling and Machining Association has installed its new Officers, led by Chairman Herbert “Herb” Homeyer, the President of Homeyer Precision Manufacturing.

Virginia "Ginger" Juncker is the new Executive Director, Programs and Member Services at the Original Equipment Suppliers Association.

Lee Gillespie-White, formerly Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Special Olympics, Inc., is the new Corporate Counsel at Tax Executives Institute, Inc.

New York University has named Andrew Hamilton as the 16th President.  Hamilton, currently Vice Chancellor at the University of Oxford, will officially take helm of the university in January 2016.

  

 

March 12, 2015

This Week: A New President at the Met

Stephen J. Pasierb has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Toy Industry Association, Inc. effective at the end of April 2015.  He will replace Carter Keithley who had earlier announced his retirement effective April 30, 2015.

The American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers has named Brian Roberts, formerly Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Operations at Warner Music Group, as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective March 30th.

Teri Hayt, formerly Executive Editor, GateHouse Media Ohio, GateHouse Media, Inc., is the new Executive Director of the American Society of News Editors effective March 2nd. She replaced former Executive Director Arnie J. Robbins (CSE 7/9/12-3/15) who remains with ASNE as Senior Adviser. She is the first woman to serve in this position.

Sue Cunningham, formerly Vice-Principal (Advancement) at the University of Melbourne (2011-2015) is the new President of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. She replaced former President John Lippincott (CSE 8/1/04-2015) who has retired.

Peter H. Cressey, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, Inc. (CSE since 9/1999) has announced that he is stepping down at the end of 2015. A search committee headed by Vice Chairman Jim Clerkin and including Peter H. Cressey is handling the search to fill the position.

Vicki S. McConnell, the former State Geologist and Director, Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, State of Oregon (2004-15), has been named Executive Director of The Geological Society of America effective April 1, 2015. She will replace current Interim Executive Director Judith “Judy” Totman Parrish. Parrish is the former Dean of the University of Idaho College of Science and a former GSA President. Former Executive Director John W. Hess served as CSE 2001-2014 and is now the President of the GSA Foundation.

Faye Malarkey Black, formerly Senior Vice President, Government Affairs (2011-15) is now Interim President of the Regional Airline Association. She replaced former President Roger B. Cohen (CSE 2006-15), who has resigned. The RAA Board of Directors has formed a search committee for the selection of a new President.

The Society of Financial Service Professionals is moving to 3803 West Chester Pike, Suite 225, Newton Square, PA 19073 effective May 1, 2015.

The U.S. Travel Association has promoted Jonathan A. Grella to Executive Vice President, Public Affairs, Adam Vance to Executive Vice President, Administration, Greg Staley to Senior Vice President, Communications, and Jamie Morris to Manager, Media Relations.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that Daniel H. Weiss, an art historian serving currently as president of Haverford College, will be the next President of the Museum. He will succeed Emily Kernan Rafferty, who will retire from the Met on March 31 after 10 years in the post, and nearly 40 at the institution.

San Diego Opera has named David Bennett as the Company’s new General Director.  He was previously the Executive Director for Gotham Chamber Music. He succeeds Ian Campbell beginning July 15, 2015.

 

 

March 5, 2015

This Week:  Virginia's Sweet Briar College, Founded in 1901, to Close

Karen Remley, the Chief Medical Director of Anthem Health Plans of Virginia, Inc., has been named Executive Director of the American Academy of Pediatrics effective in July 2015. She will replace current Executive Director Errol R. Alden (CSE since 2004) who is retiring in July. 

David S. Cade, formerly a Shareholder at Polsinelli PC, is the new Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer of the American Health Lawyers Association. 

The American Wholesale Marketers Association, Inc. has changed its name to Convenience Distribution Association (CDA). The name change will be phased in over the next several months and CDA will be referencing its former name during that time. 

Susan A. Haney has been promoted to Vice President, Operations at the Beer Institute.  

Hanna Skandera, the Secretary of New Mexico’s Public Education Department, has joined the Board of Directors of the Council of Chief State School Officers. 

Halee S. Fischer-Wright, currently the Chief Medical Officer at St. Anthony North Hospital, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of MGMA-ACMPE effective March 23, 2015. She will replace Jerard J. Jensen, a Shareholder at Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., who is MGMA-ACMPE’s Counsel. Jensen has been serving as MGMA-ACMPE’s Interim President and Chief Executive Officer since September 2014. 

Jeremy Peters, the Chief Operations Officer of the National Association of Conservation Directors since late 2014, is now also serving as Interim Chief Executive Officer. He replaced former Chief Executive Officer John Larson (CSE 8/8/11-2/2015)

Matthew Foley, formerly Manager, Federal Affairs at the Grocery Manufacturers Association, is now Senior Manager, Government Relations at the National Grocers Association.

Gary M. Adams, formerly Vice President, Economics and Policy Analysis at the National Cotton Council (since 2002) has been elected President and Chief Executive Officer. Adams replaced former President and Chief Executive Officer, Mark D. Lange (CSE 2003-2/15), who has retired.  

Jonathan F. Thompson, formerly Principal of Refero Communications, Inc., is the new Executive Director of the National Sheriffs’ Association. John Thompson, who was serving as Interim Executive Director (CSE 2014-2/15), remains as Deputy Executive Director. 

Printing Industries of America has moved from Sewickley, PA to Warrendale, PA. The Government Affairs Office has moved to a new location in Washington, DC. 

Kevin Hagan has taken on a new role as the CEO of American Diabetes Association, which will end his position at the helm of Feed The Children. He has been President and CEO of Feed the Children since 2012. His last day is May 31, 2015.

The board of directors of Sweet Briar College, a private women’s liberal arts college operating in Virginia since 1901, have unanimously voted to close the school on August 25, 2015, citing declining attendance and “insurmountable financial challenges”. 

Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program announced that its president Benjamin Pierce will retire this summer.  

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation announced that Ellen M. Katz will be succeeding Kathryn E. Merchant as the foundation’s President and CEO. She will take over for Merchant, who is retiring, in May 2015. Katz is currently the President and CEO of The Children’s Home of Cincinnati since 2005.

 

 

 February 26, 2015

This Week:  Valerie Smith Named President at Swarthmore

Teresa-Lynn “Terri” Hinkley, previously Deputy Executive Director, is now Interim Executive Director of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.  She has replaced James D. “Jim” Thomasell who had led the association since 2009.

Scott Michael is now President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Moving and Storage Association.  He had been Acting President and Chief Executive Officer since the departure of Linda Bauer Darr in September 2014. 

Valerie Smith, a distinguished scholar of African American literature and culture and current Dean of the College at Princeton University, has been named the 15th president of Swarthmore College, effective July 1, 2015. She replaces Interim President Constance Cain Hungerford who will continue as interim president until June 30. Smith will be the first African-American president to lead the school.

  

 

February 19, 2015

This Week:  Chemicals, Cruises and Cotton

Former US Representative Rush D. Holt, Jr. (D-NJ, 1999-2015) is the new Chief Executive Officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He replaced former Chief Executive Officer Alan I. Leshner (CSE 2001-15). AAAS has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chair Gerald R. “Gerry” Fink.

Thomas M. “Tom” Connelly, Jr., formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (2006-14) is now Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of The American Chemical Society effective February 17. He replaced former Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Madeleine S. Jacobs (CSE 2004-14) who is now President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents.

The American Health Lawyers Association has announced that David S. Cade, currently a Shareholder at Polsinelli PC, has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective March 1, 2015. The position had been vacant since the departure of former Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Peter M. Leibold (served 2 stints as CSE from 1999-2004 and 2005-Fall 2014), who is now Chief Advocacy Officer at Ascension Health.

The American Society of Safety Engineers has moved from Des Plaines, IL to Park Ridge, IL.

Stephen J. “Steve” Susalka, formerly Associate Director, Commercialization, Wake Forest Innovations, School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, is the new Executive Director of the Association of University Technology Managers effective January 23rd. The position had been vacant since former Executive Director Valerie Landrio McDevitt left in 2014 after serving only a few months. Susalka was Vice President, Meeting Development on AUTM’s Board.

The Cruise Lines International Association has closed its Arlington, VA Office and moved to Washington, DC. as part of the consolidation process announced in December 2014. CLIA will move the entire staff to DC by the spring of 2015, when the Fort Lauderdale office closes.

Tanya Van Pool is the new Vice President, Research at the National Association of Broadcasters. Van Pool will report to Senior vice president, Communications Ann Marie Cumming.

North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Folk Marshall is the new President of the National Association of Secretaries of State. She will serve out the remainder of former President Kate Brown’s term (until July 2015). Brown has just been sworn in as Oregon’s new Governor. Marshall’s former NASS Executive Committee position of Southern Region Vice President is (To be determined) and she will appoint her successor in that role.

Gary Adams, formerly Vice President, Economics and Policy Analysis (since 2002) at the National Cotton Council, was selected by NCC's board as President and Chief Executive Officer. Adams replaced former President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Lange, who has retired (CSE 2003-15).

BK Allen, formerly Interim Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer at CCIM Institute, is now Interim President at POPAI- The Global Association for Marketing at-Retail until April 2015. A search to fill the position is in progress and an announcement is expected in March 2015. She replaced former Interim President John Anderson (CSE since 9/29/14). Anderson had replaced former Richard Winter (CSE 12/29/09-9/29/14).

 

  

 

February 12, 2015 

This Week:  AHLA and AES on the Move in DC and NYC

William L. “Larry” Minnix, Jr. has announced his intention to retire from his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of LeadingAge effective on or before December 31, 2015.  Minnix has led the association since 2001. 

Stephanie Moritz is the new Chief Communications Officer of the American Dental Association reporting to Executive Director Kathleen O'Loughlin.

The American Hotel & Lodging Association has moved to a new location in Washington, DC. 

The American Insurance Association (AIA) announced that Jay F. Day, currently Chief of Staff to California Assembly Member Jim Frazier, will join the staff as Vice President, State Affairs in AIA’s Western Region Office effective March 9th. 

The Audio Engineering Society has moved to a new location in New York City. 

Jennifer Cleveland McEntire, formerly  Vice President and Chief Science Officer at The Acheson Group, will join the staff of Grocery Manufacturers of America as Vice President of Science Operations effective March 3. She will report to Leon H. Bruner, GMA’s Senior Vice President, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs and Chief Science Officer. 

David S. Morris, the Chief Client Officer at CBS Interactive, is the new Chairman of the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Board of Directors. Board elections took place this week.

Missouri’s Insurance Director John M. Huff was elected President-Elect of The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) during a special plenary meeting on February  8th. The office was vacated on January 20th when former Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Michael F. Consedine left the office. 

Milica “Mila” Brogan, formerly Executive Director, Millstein Center for Global Markets at the Columbia Law School, Columbia University, is the new Senior Vice President, Operations and Business Development at The Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Inc. Former Membership Director Teresa Webb has been promoted to Vice President, Membership, Marketing and Communications. 

Dalton Henry, currently Director, Government Affairs at Kansas Wheat, will join the staff at U.S. Wheat Associates, Inc. as Director, Policy in March 2015. 

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, Inc. (WSWA) has announced four staff promotions: Bob Wiggans to Senior Director, Membership; Ali Prolago to Manager, Government Affairs; Elizabeth (Liz) Armstrong to Manager, Technology and Support, Meetings and Conventions; and Katherine Brown to Manager, Finance and Administration.  

Former Chief Executive Officer Eric R. Dahl is no longer with World Trade Centers Association. WTCA did not issue a press release on the change and has not indicated a timetable or process for filling this position. WTCA Executive Vice President Bella Heule is the current senior staffer.

 

 

February 5, 2015 

This Week: The Name Game for NAPL, Food and TV Stations

The International Reading Association has changed its name to the International Literacy Association. 

The American Society of Travel Agents announced the promotion of Eben Peck to Senior Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs. 

The Association of American Colleges and Universities has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chair Edward J. Ray, the President of Oregon State University. 

The Association of Public Television Stations has promoted Kate Riley to Vice President, Government and Public Affairs. 

The Commercial Law League of America has moved from Chicago, IL to Wauconda, IL. 

Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn and Massachusetts Commissioner of Education Mitchell Chester were appointed to the Board of Directors of the Council of Chief State School Officers. 

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association announced that current Chief Operating Officer (since 2010) Ralph A. Petta has been named President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2016. He will replace current President and Chief Executive Officer William G. “Woody” Sutton, Jr. (CSE since 4/27/10) who is retiring effective December 31, 2015. Petta has been with ELFA since 1987.

The Global Market Development Center has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chairman Dewayne Rabon, the Vice President, General Merchandise/HBC/Family Care, Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. 

Former U.S. Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) has joined the National Association for Home Care & Hospice as Vice President for Policy and Development, President and CEO of the Foundation for Hospice and Homecare, and Dean of NAHC's Homecare University 

The National Association for Printing Leadership [NAPL] has changed its name to Epicomm―the Association for Leaders in Print, Mail, Fulfillment, and Marketing Services.

The National Association of State Boards of Education has moved from Arlington, VA to Alexandria, VA.

The Photo Marketing Association International has moved from Jackson, MI to McLean, VA. 

Bob Aiken will be resigning from his CEO position at Feeding America on June 30, 2015. Chair of the Feeding America Board, Jan Pruitt said, “While we regret Bob’s decision, we support it. We are committed to identifying our next leader who will be ready to execute our 10-year strategic plan that outlines a 2025 goal to ‘shorten the line’ of people needing assistance by helping them achieve stability.”  

Kathleen DiChiara has announced that she plans to retire as president and CEO from Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Her last day will be June 30, 2015.  

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has named Michael K. Young as the sole finalist for president of Texas A&M University-College Station.  Young has served as the president of the University of Washington since July of 2011.  By Texas state law, university governing boards must name finalists for president at least 21 days before making an appointment.  The Board of Regents will meet again to make the appointment and Young is expected to begin his new duties in the spring.

Barnes Foundation has announced the appointment of Thomas “Thom” Collins as executive director and president. He is currently the director for Perez Art Museum Miami. He begins on March 16, 2015.

Rachel Fine will be departing from her role as Executive Director for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra on February 27, 2015. She has accepted a new position with DeVos Institute of Arts Management as Senior Consultant.

  

 

January 29, 2015

This Week: Changes at Tuck's and U. of Hawaii

Matthew J. Slaughter has been named the 10th dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, effective July 1. He currently serves as the school’s associate dean for faculty. 

Risa E. Dickson has been named the vice president for academic affairs of the University of Hawaii System.  She will head academic affairs for all 10 campuses, replacing Linda Johnsrud, who left the position in 2013. She is currently associate provost for academic personnel at California State University, San Bernardino. 

 

 

January 22, 2015

This Week: New Association Executives and Board Members

Catherine Trinh Michael is the new Vice President, Communications and Marketing at the American Apparel & Footwear Association effective January 12th.

Matthew “Matt” Eyles is the new Executive Vice President, Policy and Regulatory Affairs at America’s Health Insurance Plans. He replaced Daniel “Dan” Durham who is now Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives. Ben Jenkins, currently Vice President, State Government Communications at the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (since 2011) is joining AHIP’s staff on February 17 as Vice President, Communications.

The Association of Executive Search Consultants has announced its 2015 Board of Directors, led by Chair Jason Johnson.

Paul H. Smith, formerly Asia Pacific Global Head, Institutional Partnerships, Asia Pacific Office at the CFA Institute, is now President and Chief Executive Officer of the CFA Institute effective January 20th. He replaced former President and Chief Executive Officer Dwight D. Churchill (CSE 2014-1/20/15) who had been serving on an interim basis since June 2014. Former President and Chief Executive Officer John D. Rogers served as CSE from 1/5/09-6/3/14.

Former Vice President Genevieve Cullen is now Interim President of the Electric Drive Transportation Association. She replaced former President Brian P. Wynne (CSE 4/2004-1/9/15) who is now President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.

The Financial Accounting Foundation has appointed Myra R. Drucker and John Veihmeyer as members of the Board of Trustees effective January 15.

Ralph G. Neas, the President and Chief Executive Officer (CSE) of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association since 9/12/11, will be stepping down in the fall of 2015. Neas will remain until a successor is named and will be available to assist in the transition. GPhA stated that "Neas is leaving GPhA to explore entrepreneurial opportunities and to work on critical issues such as non-partisan election reform". A search is in progress to fill the position.

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) announced that Stanford K “Stan” Stan McCoy, formerly Senior Vice President and Regional Policy Director, MPA EMEA, is now President, Managing Director, MPA EMEA. McCoy replaced Chris Marcich, who has been named President, International.

The National Association for Printing Leadership [NAPL] has changed its name to Epicomm―the Association for Leaders in Print, Mail, Fulfillment, and Marketing Services.

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has named its 2015 committee chairs and vice chairs. NAIC has also named Christina Urias as International Insurance Regulatory Affairs Managing Director. She formerly served as Director of the Arizona Department of Insurance.

Matt Pincus, formerly Legislative Aide to US Representative John Carney (D-DE) is now Legislative Affairs Manager, Air Programs at the National Guard Association of the United States.

The National League of Cities has announced its 2015 Committee leaders.

The Retail Industry Leaders Association has elected four new members to its Board of Directors.

Michael J. Fiorile, the Vice Chairman and CEO of Dispatch Broadcast Group, is the new TVB Chairman and will serve a two-year term ending in 2016.

Tom Ross, president of the University of North Carolina System has come to a joint agreement with the Board of Governors to resign, effective January 3, 2016 or upon the appointment of a successor.

Sally K. Mason, president of the University of Iowa has announced that she will retire on August 1, 2015 after eight years in the position.

 

 

January 15, 2015

This Week:  Cement, Chemistry, Cleaning and Court Reporters

Annette Guarisco Fildes, previously Executive Vice President, Public Affairs for the Retail Industry Leaders Association, is now President and Chief Executive Officer of The ERISA Industry Committee.

Anthony D. Coley, previously Deputy Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, is now Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Communications for the Managed Funds Association.

James M. “Jim” Cudahy, currently Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Court Reporters Association, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Investor Relations Institute effective March 2, 2015.  Cudahy, whose last day at NCRA is February 27, will replace Jeffrey D. “Jeff” Morgan who left NIRI in October 2014 to join the Club Managers Association of America as its CEO. 

A. Todd Johnston, Staff Director for the U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment and the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy, has been named Vice President, Government Affairs for the Portland Cement Association effective January 19, 2015. 

AACSB International has announced that Thomas R. “Tom” Robinson, currently Managing Director. The Americas at the CFA Institute (since 2013), has been named President and Chief Executive Officer effective March 1, 2015. He will replace current President and Chief Executive Officer John J. Fernandes (CSE since 4/3/00) after a transition period. Fernandes is retiring on April 30, 2015 and will remain to assist with the organizational transition. 

Loretta L. Doan, formerly Director, Science Policy at the Endocrine Society, has joined the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, Inc. [AACC] as Vice President, Policy and Global Affairs effective January 14th.

The American Cleaning Institute [ACI] announced three promotions on January 14: Wanda Stokes to Director, Administration; Martha Chapin to Associate Director, Education and Web Services; and Leonard Bellisario to Manager, Government Affairs. 

Current Senior Executive Vice President, Public Policy Kimberly Olson Dorgan will be leaving the American Council of Life Insurers at the end of January 2015 but will serve ACLI in a consulting capacity during 2015.  

Robin R. Rorick, formerly Director of Marine and Security, is now leading a new midstream department at the American Petroleum Institute as Group Director of Midstream and Industry Operations. 

Elizabeth “Beth” Matthews, who had been Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers since 2013, has been named Chief Executive Officer effective January 13, 2015. She replaced former Chief Executive Officer John A. LoFrumento (CSE 1997-12/31/14) who retired on December 31st. 

The Conference Board, Inc. and the Committee for Economic Development [CED] merged effective January 1, 2015. CED is now The Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board. CED will remain quasi-independent. 

Dolores Alonso has joined the Food Processing Suppliers Association as Senior Director, Membership and Business Development. She was most recently Managing Director of Member Services and Marketing for SOCMA-Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates. 

At the International Franchise Association, Michael Layman has joined the staff as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs. Layman had worked for IFA in an Of Counsel capacity on workforce policy issues since September 2014. Layman was recently a Senior Manager with Littler Mendelson, P.C.’s Workplace Policy Institute. 

J. Kenneth “Ken” Garner, formerly Chief Operating Officer (2014-2015) is now President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association for Printing Leadership. Garner has replaced former NAPL President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph P. “Joe” Truncale, (CSE 1/1/03-1/9/15) who is now Chief Executive Officer of the Public Relations Society of America effective January 12, 2015. NAPL will be announcing a name change for the association later in January. 

The National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators is now managed by the nonprofit State Services Organization, Inc. Nikki Hecht, the Program Development Coordinator at SSO, is the Account Manager and administrative services point of contact for NAGARA. 

The National Council for Behavioral Health has moved to a new location on K Street in DC. 

Jordan Doria is now Vice President, Market Development at the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association. Doria was most recently Manager of Stakeholder Engagement for Ingersoll-Rand plc's Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability. 

Anita C. (Carr) Shapiro, formerly Executive Vice President, has been named President-Elect of the Practising Law Institute effective January 13, 2015. She will become President (CSE) of PLI effective April 15, 2015. She will replace current President Victor J. “Vic” Rubino (CSE since 1983-first as Executive Director, then as President) who has been named President Emeritus effective April 15.

The Faith and Politics Institute announced that Elizabeth L. McCloskey will step down from her position as president and CEO on January 21, 2015. She will be moving to St. Louis, MO where her husband, Peter Leibold has accepted a position with Ascension Health as chief advocacy officer. Chairman, Robert Liberatore will step in on an interim basis until her successor is found.  

Catholic Charities USA has named Sister Donna Markham as the new President. She is currently the President of the Behavioral Institute for Mercy Health. She succeeds Rev. Larry Snyder who has held this top position since 2005. She will become the 10th president for CCUSA beginning June 1, 2015. 

The University of Virginia has named Scott C. Beardsley the ninth dean of the Darden School of Business, effective August 1. Beardsley is currently a senior partner at McKinsey & Company. 

The State University of New York Board of Trustees has appointed Denise A. Battles the new president of SUNY Geneseo, effective July 1, 2015. Battles is currently the provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  

Graham W. J. Beal announced that he is retiring after nearly 16 years at the helm of the Detroit Institute of Arts. His final day at the Institute will be June 30, 2015. The search for his successor is underway.

  

 

January 8, 2015 

This Week: ASCAP Seeks New CEO and NAGARA Moves to D.C.

The American Meat Institute and the North American Meat Association have completed their merger forming the North American Meat Institute.

Landon Fulmer has joined the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers as Vice President, State Affairs effective January 5, 2015. He was most recently Kansas Governor Sam Brownback-R’s Chief of Staff. 

James C. Denneny III, formerly a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Missouri, Columbia, is the new Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. He replaced former Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer David R. Nielsen (CSE 2002-2014).

The American Gaming Association has moved to a new location in Washington, DC effective January 5th. 

Eric Jacobson, formerly President-Elect, is now President of the American Lighting Association. He replaced former President and Chief Executive Officer Richard D. “Dick” Upton (CSE 1994-1/6/015). Upton remains a Consultant until June 30, 2015. He also serves as the President of the ALA’s Foundation and continues as its PAC Treasurer.

John LoFrumento, the Chief Executive Officer (CSE since 1997) of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, has retired effective January 1, 2015. A search to fill the position is in progress and an announcement is expected shortly. LoFrumento had been with ASCAP since 1981.

Arnold “Arny” Bereson, formerly Chief Executive Officer of the Academy of Certified Diabetes Educators, is the new Executive Director of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Inc. effective 1/5/15. He replaced former Interim Executive Director Betsy J. Blazer (CSE from late 2013-1/5/15). 

The Center for International Private Enterprise [CIPE], an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is moving to a new location in Washington, DC effective February 2, 2015.

Executive Vice President Scott E. Schang is now serving as Acting President of the Environmental Law Institute. He replaced former President John Charles Cruden, who is now Assistant U.S. Attorney General of the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

The National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators has moved from Albany, NY to Washington, DC.

Michael E. Gerber, the General Counsel and Vice President, Human Resources (since 2008) is now Acting Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. He replaced the late Susan B. Waters (CSE 2010-12/16/14), who died on December 16th.  

MG Jeffrey E. Phillips, USAR, the Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command at Ft. Eustis, VA., is the new Executive Director of the Reserve Officers Association of the United States. The position had been vacant since the departure this summer of former Executive Director Andrew B. "Drew" Davis CSE (2011-2014)

Jennifer Safavian has joined the Retail Industry Leaders Association as Executive Vice President for Government Affairs effective January 5, 2015. She was most recently Staff Director/General Counsel of the Committee on Ways and Means of the US House of Representatives. 

Jake Jacoby, formerly Vice President, Government Relations (2010-2014) is now Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of  the Truck Renting and Leasing Association. He replaced the late Thomas M. “Tom” James, who served as President and Chief Executive Officer (CSE) from 11/23/09 until his sudden death on December 15th. 

Derek Glos, formerly President-Elect, is the new President of Vigilant effective January 1, 2015. He replaced his father, former President Rodger Glos (CSE 1988-2014). 

Fordham University has appointed Matthew Diller as the new dean of the Law School, effective July 1, 2015.  Diller has served as the dean of Cardozo Law School at Yeshiva University since 2009.  He was previously the associate dean of academic affairs at Fordham Law from 2003 to 2008.

  

 

December 30, 2014

This Week: Airport Executives and Pharmaceutical Scientists

Adam Snider, formerly Transportation Reporter, POLITICOPro, POLITICO, is now Director of Public Affairs at the American Association of Airport Executives.

Greg Ceton, the Technical Services Director, is now Interim Executive Director (CSE) of the Construction Specifications Institute. He replaced former Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Walter T. “Walt” Marlowe (CSE 12/19/06-12/14) Marlowe  will start as the Executive Director of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists [AAPS) on January 12th, 2014.

Elizabeth (Hays) Taylor, formerly Legislative Assistant to US Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) is now Vice President, Federal Government Relations, Public Policy and Counsel at the International Franchise Association.

Edward H. “Ted” Pitts, currently Executive Vice President, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce effective in January 2015.  Prior to joining the Chamber earlier this year, Pitts had been Chief of Staff to South Carolina Governor Nimrata Randhawa “Nikki” Haley.

John W. Butler, currently Senior Vice President and General Counsel, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the World Shipping Council effective August 1, 2015.  He will replace Christopher L. “Chris” Koch who is retiring at the end of July 2015.

 

 

December 18, 2014

This Week: Bankers, Cruise Lines, Composers, and Plastics

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association has announced the sudden death on December 15th of President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas M. “Tom” James (CSE 11/23/09-12/15/14).

John J. Fernandes, the President and Chief Executive Officer of AACSB International (CSE since 4/3/2000), has announced his retirement effective April 30, 2015. A search to identify a successor to Fernandes has been underway for several months, led by a special CEO Selection Committee and the AACSB Board of Directors. It is anticipated that a new successor will be named in early 2015. 

Vincent A. Forlenza Jr., the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Becton, Dickinson and Company has been named Chairman of the Advanced Medical Technology Association’s Board of Directors.

Frank A. Keating, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Bankers Association (CSE since 1/1/11), is leaving ABA on December 31, 2015.  Keating, a Republican, served as Oklahoma’s Governor from 199-2003.

The American Rehabilitation Providers Association has installed the new members of its Board of Directors.

John LoFrumento, the Chief Executive Officer (CSE since 1997) of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, is retiring effective January 1, 2015. A search to fill the position is in progress and an announcement is expected shortly. LoFrumento has been with ASCAP since 1981.

The Association of University Research Parks has installed its new officers and members of its Board of Directors, led by President Charles F. D’Agostino, the Executive Director, LSU Innovation Park, Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College.

Christine Duffy, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cruise Lines International Association (CSE since  2/1/11) is stepping down on January 30, 2015 to become President of Carnival Cruise Line effective February 1st.

John Charles Cruden, the President of the Environmental Law Institute (CSE since  7/18/11) was confirmed on December 16th by the U.S. Senate to be Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice. ELI has not yet announced his departure date or the process to choose his successor.

The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors announced the sudden death on December 16th of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Susan B. Waters (CSE 3/31/10-12/16/14). NAIFA’s Board of Trustees will provide further details regarding succession plans.

William S. “Bill” Ayer, the Chairman of Puget Sound Energy, Inc.’s Board of Directors, has been named a member of the National Business Aviation Association’s Board of Directors.

Roger Becker, the Managing Director, Research and Development at PCI (since 2010) is now serving as Interim President. He replaced former President James G. Toscas (CSE 2/10/03-12/14) who moved to the Portland Cement Association as President and Chief Executive Officer effective December 15, 2014.

Jeffrey M. “Jeff” Krause, formerly Vice President, Operations at Intraco Corporation (2010-14) is the new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers effective December 15th. He replaced SME President-Elect Wayne F. Frost, who had served as Interim Chief Executive Officer since July.

The Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. has moved to a new location in Washington, DC.

David A. Westman, the Chief Executive Officer of Westman & Associates Consulting (Since 2011) is the new Interim Executive Director of the Water Quality Association.  The position has been vacant since former Interim Executive Director Thomas Palkon left in September. Former Chief Executive Officer Dave Haataja (CSE 2012-5/14) left in May.

Commonfund has hired Catherine M. Keating to serve as its next CEO beginning February 2015. She succeeds Verne Sedlacek who has held the chief role since 2002.

Robert L. Caret, the president of the University of Massachusetts System will become chancellor of the University System of Maryland, effective July 1, 2015.  Caret served as the president of Towson University from 2003 to 2011.  He will succeed William E. (Brit) Kirwan, who has served in the position since 2002.

Judy L. Bonner, president of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa has announced that she will step down no later than September of 2015.  She has served in the position since November of 2012.

Stephen J. Kopp, the president of Marshall University, passed away on December 17 following a sudden illness.  The university’s leadership team will meet on December 18 to review the university’s continuity of operations plans.

Ridgway H. White has been named President of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, succeeding his father William S. “Bill” White who will remain as Chairman and CEO. Is appointment is effective January 1, 2015. Ridgway has been serving as Vice President of special projects since 2011.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens has named Laura Skandera Trombley as the new president.  She succeeds Steven S. Koblik, head since 2001,  who has decided to retire. Trombley is currently president of Pitzer College and begins at Huntington on July 1, 2015.

Douglass W. McDonald has announced that he will retire as the CEO of the Cincinnati Museum Center and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Elizabeth Pierce, currently chief operating officer will serve as interim beginning January 15, 2015.

Robert Massey has been hired to lead the Jacksonville Symphony Association. He begins his tenure as president and CEO January 2, 2015. He replaces David Pierson who is retiring.