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March 23, 2017

Associations
 
The American Council on Education has installed its new Board of Directors for 2017-18, led by Chair Judy Catherine Miner.
 
Arthur C. Evans Jr., formerly Commissioner, Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services, City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the new Chief Executive Officer of the American Psychological Association effective March 20, 2017. He replaced former Interim Chief Executive Officer Cynthia D. Belar (CSE 1/1/16-3/20/17). Former APA Chief Executive Officer Norman B. Anderson resigned at the end of 2015.
 
Justin Cole, formerly Director, Office of Public Affairs at the Federal Trade Commission, is now Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs at CTIA.
 
Erin Richardson, formerly Senior Policy Advisor, Domestic Policy Council, in the Obama Administration, is now Vice President and Associate General Counsel at the Federation of American Hospitals.
 
Sarah (Dunn) McCann, who formerly served as Senior Communications and Public Affairs Associate at National Air Traffic Controllers Association, is the new Director, Communications at General Aviation Manufacturers Association.
 
Andrew Meehan has joined the Global Business Travel Association as Vice President, Government Relations.
 
The Insurance Information Institute announced that Kristin S. Palmer, formerly Vice President, Media Relations at AARP, has joined the staff as Senior Vice President, Head of Communications effective March 20th. Palmer reports to Andréa C. Basora who is now Chief Marketing Officer at I.I.I.  Jeanne M. Salvatore is now Chief Engagement Officer and Senior Spokesperson.
 
William M. Barnes, the Chief Program Officer, Public Health Programs at the National Association of County and City Health Officials since 2015, is now also serving as Acting Executive Director. He replaced former NACCHO Executive Director LaMar Hasbrouck (CSE 2/2015-early 2017).  NACCHO did not issue a release on the change.
 
Irma Y. Esparza Diggs, formerly Chief of Staff, Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs, United States Department of Education, is now Center Director, Federal Advocacy at the National League of Cities.
 
General Herbert J. “Hawk” Carlisle, USAF (Ret)., formerly Commander, Air Combat Command, United States Department of the Air Force (2014-17), has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Defense Industrial Association effective in June 2017.  He will replace current NDIA President and Chief Executive Officer Craig R. McKinley (CSE since 1/1/15), who is retiring.
 
Jessie Roy Robinson, the former Executive Director (CSE) of the National Guard Association of Mississippi since 4/1/08, is the new President of the National Guard Association of the United States effective March 13, 2017. He replaced former NGAUS President Gus L. Hargett, Jr. (CSE 1/1/2010-3/17), who has retired. The transition began in February and Hargett had announced in December 2016 that he would be retiring in April 2017.
 
 
Colleges and Universities
 
Steven Leath has been named the 19th President of Auburn University, effective July 15, 2017. Leath currently serves as the President of Iowa State University, a position he has held since 2012. Prior to his appointment at Iowa State, Leath served as Vice President of Research for the University of North Carolina System. Leath replaces George “Jay” Gogue, who has served as President of Auburn since 2007.
 
 
Foundations
 
At The Chicago Community Trust, Terry Mazany will be stepping down as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective late September 2017.   

 

 

 

 

 

March 16, 2017

Associations
 
Paula Zusi is now Chairman of the American Apparel & Footwear Association’s Executive Committee.
 
Michael W. “Mike” O’Malley, formerly Senior Vice President, State Government Affairs and Mandated Business at Chubb & Son, is now Senior Vice President, Public Policy at the American Insurance Association.
 
Todd Unger, formerly Chief Digital Officer and Chief Marketing Officer at the Daily Racing Forum, is now Chief Experience Officer at the American Medical Association. AMA has also announced the appointment of Brian D. Vandenberg, formerly General Counsel at Livongo Health, as Senior Vice President and General Counsel.
 
Carol A. Stewart, formerly Manager, David Johnston Research and Technology Park, University of Waterloo Research and Technology Park, University of Waterloo, is the new Chief Executive Officer of the Association of University Research Parks. The position has been open since the departure of former Chief Executive Office Eileen Walker (CSE 8/21/07-Fall 2015).
 
The National Patient Safety Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement [IHI] have announced plans to merge effective May 1, 2017.
 
William F. “Bill” Githens, the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Risk Management Association (CSE since 1/26/10) has announced his retirement effective in December 2017. RMA's Board of Directors has formed a search committee to fill the position. Githens has been on the RMA staff since 1997.
 
Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc. has installed its new Board of Directors, led by President John G. Mansanti.
 
Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry has installed its 2017-18 Board of Directors, led by Chair Paul Durocher of Sappi Fine Paper North America.
 
Ashley Simmons has been promoted to Director, Government and Public Affairsat the Telecommunications Industry Association.
 
U.S. Apple Association has moved from Vienna, VA to Falls Church, VA. The phone number remains the same.
 
Blair Latoff Holmes has been promoted to Vice President, Media and External Communications at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
 
 
Affiliated Organizations
 
At The Aspen Institute, Walter Isaacson will be stepping down as President and Chief Executive Officer in late 2017. 
 
 
Colleges and Universities
 
Carol T. Christ has been named the 11th Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, effective July 1, 2017. Christ has served as Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost at UC Berkeley since 2016, a position she previously held on a permanent basis from 1994 to 2000. She was subsequently President of Smith College from 2002 to 2013. Christ will be the first woman to serve as Chancellor of UC Berkeley. 
 
 
Performing Arts
 
Deborah Borda, the President and Chief Executive Officer at Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, was named President and Chief Executive Officer at the New York Philharmonic, effective September 15, 2017.  She will be succeeding Matthew VanBesien.  

 

 

 

 

 

March 9, 2017

Associations
 
American Academy of Dermatology has installed its new Board of Directors, led by President Henry W. Lim of the Henry Ford Health System.
 
American Architectural Manufacturers Association has moved to a new location in Schaumburg, IL. The phones remain the same. Mike DeSoto is now Chairman of the Board of Directors.
 
Elizabeth Blosser, formerly Client Services Director at FLS Connect, has joined the American Land Title Association as Director, Grassroots and State Government Affairs.
 
American Massage Therapy Association has installed its-Board of Directors.  Dolly Wallace is now President effective March 1, 2017.
 
Mary H. Saunders is now Vice President, Government Relations at the American National Standards Institute.
 
Jessica Kahanek, the former Press Secretary of the National Labor Relations Board, has joined the staff of the Association of American Railroads, where she is now Press Secretary.
 
Anthony N. Dragona of the Union City, New Jersey Board of Education, is now President of the Association of School Business Officials International effective March 1, 2017. He leads the Board of Directors and has replaced former Acting President Mark C.  Pepera (1/1/17-3/1/17).
 
Patrick J. Hogan is the new President of the Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association. He replaced former President Jon R. Runge (CSE since 11/12/13) who has retired.
 
Robert Stewart of Pepco Holdings LLC is the new Chair of the Electric Drive Transportation Association.
 
Ingrid Schroeter is now the Chairman of the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association’s Board of Directors.
 
News Media Alliance has moved to a new location in Arlington, VA. The phones remain the same.
 
Nigel Costolloe of Catchlight Inc, is the new Chair of the Board of Directors of Painting and Decorating Contractors of America.
 
Ruth M. Kleinpellof Rush University is now President of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’sCouncil.
 
Christopher B. “Chris” Greer, formerly Director, Corporate Affairs and Communications at Japan Tobacco International USA, Inc., is now President and Chief Executive Officer of Tobacco Merchants Association, Inc. He replaced former President Farrel Delman (CSE 1981-2016).
 
Scott McDonald is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Advertising Research Foundation.
 
 
Colleges and Universities
 
Pepperdine University has named Paul L. Caron as its next Dean of the School of Law, effective June 1, 2017. Caron currently serves as the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, a position he has held since 2015. He succeeds Deanell Tacha, who has served as Dean since 2011.
 
 
Foundations
 
At The Flinn Foundation, Jack Jewett, President and Chief Executive Officer, will retire in late September 2017. 
 

 

 

 

 

March 2, 2017

Associations
 
Marla Kaplowitz, currently Chief Executive, North America for MEC Global, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Advertising Agencies.  She will replace Nancy Hill who had earlier announced her intention to step down this year.  Kaplowitz is expected to assume her new position in May 2017.
 
AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business has announced the elections of the new officers and members of its Board of Directors for terms beginning on July 1, 2017. Caryn L. Beck-Dudley of Santa Clara University will be Vice Chair and Chair-Elect and John A. Elliot of the University of Connecticut will serve as Secretary-Treasurer.
 
Cory Martin, formerly   Director, Government Relations, at the American Bakers Association, is now Vice President,  Government Relations  at the International Bottled Water Association effective February 22, 2017 and Jill Culora will rejoin the staff as Vice President,  Communications on March 9, 2017.
 
Nicole Gustafson and Grisella Martinez are now serving as Vice Presidents of Government Relations at the National Association of Broadcasters.
 
Thomas W. Sexton, II, formerly Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the National Futures Association since 2008, is the new President and Chief Executive Officer effective March 1, 2017.  He has been on the staff since 1991 and replaced former 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. Carol A. Wooding, who has been NFA’s Associate General Counsel since 2010, is now Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary. Wooding has been on the NFA staff since 1991.
 
Ajit Manocha, formerly Chief Executive Officer, GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. (2011-14), is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International effective March 1, 2017. He replaced current SEMI President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis P. “Denny” McGuirk (CSE 11/14/11-3/1/17), who announced his retirement in October.
 
Christina M. Hartman, formerly Director, Population Health Policy at the American College of Cardiology, has joined The Sugar Association, Inc. asVice President, Public Affairs.
 
 
Charities
 
At CARE, Heather Anne Higginbottom, previously Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources at the U.S. State Department, was named Chief Operating Officer.
 
 
Foundations
 
Shawn McCaney, formerly Interim Executive Director, was named Executive Director at the William Penn Foundation.
 
 
Museums
 
At The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas P. Campbell resigned as Museum Director and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 30, 2017.  As part of the transition process, Daniel H. Weiss, President of the museum, was named Interim Chief Executive Officer.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

February 23, 2017

Associations
 
Thomas E. “Tom” Arend, Jr., currently Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer of the American College of Cardiology, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons effective April 1, 2017.
 
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists has moved to a new location in Bethesda, MD. The phone and fax numbers remain the same.
 
Association of American Colleges & Universities has installed its 2017-18 Board of Directors, led by Chair Elsa Núñez, the President of Eastern Connecticut State University.
 
Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants has installed the new Board of Directors, led by Chair Krista Walochik.
 
Timothy J. “Tim” McDonough, formerly Vice President, Communications and Marketing (2011-16) at the American Council on Education, has joined the Association of Governing Boards of Universities & Colleges as Vice President, Government and Public Affairs.
 
Electronic Retailing Association has moved from Washington, DC to McLean, VA. The phone numbers remain the same but the fax number has changed.
 
National Cattlemen's Beef Association has installed its 2017-18 Executive Committee, led by President Craig Uden.
 
National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. has moved from Patterson, NY to Linthicum Heights, MD. There is a new main (443) phone, but the (845) and direct-dial (845) phones remain for the staff and the main (845) fax remains.
 
J. Scott Peterson, formerly Senior Vice President, Communications Division at the Nuclear Energy Institute (2011-16), is now Senior Vice President, Communications at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Jason Linde has also joined NRECA as Vice President, Political Affairs.
 
Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International has moved from San Jose, CA to Milpitas, CA. The phone and fax numbers remain the same. Ajit Manocha, formerly Chief Executive Officer, GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. (2011-14), has been named President and Chief Executive Officer effective March 1, 2017. He will replace current SEMI President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis P. “Denny” McGuirk (CSE since  11/14/11), who announced his retirement in October.
 
Glenn Hall, the U.S. News Editor at The Wall Street Journal, resigned as Vice President of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, Inc., but remains a Board member. SABEW Treasurer Mark Hamrick is now Vice President and Treasurer. When the SABEW Board turns over at the end of April, Hamrick will become President.
 
AlondraNelson, currently Dean, Social Science at Columbia University, has been named President of the Social Science Research Council effective September 1, 2017. She will replace current SSRC President Ira  I. Katznelson (CSE since 9/1/2012).
 
 
Affiliated Organizations
 
Michael Bloom, previously Senior Advisor to the Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, was named Director, Federal Government Affairs at The Internet Association. 
 
 
Colleges and Universities
 
The Law School at Yale University has selected Heather K. Gerken as its 17th Dean, effective July 1, 2017. Gerken is currently the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale and formerly clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the Ninth Circuit and Justice David Souter of the United States Supreme Court. She will be the first female Dean in the history of Yale Law.
 
R. Alexander Acosta, currently serving as the Dean of the College of Law at Florida International University, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as the United States Secretary of Labor, pending confirmation by the Senate.
 
 
Foundations
 
At Hawaii Community Foundation, Kelvin H. Taketa announced he will be stepping down as Chief Executive Officer.  His resignation will be effective when a new Chief Executive Officer is in place.  He will then be a Senior Fellow under the new Chief Executive Officer.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

February 16, 2017

Associations
 
Keith Zuegel, formerly a Lobbyist at The McKeon Group, Inc., is now Director, Government Relations at the Air Force Association.
 
David Stillman, Assistant Secretary, Economic Services Administration of the State of Washington is the new Chair of the Executive Governing Board of the American Public Human Services Association.
 
Kenneth O. ”Ken” Preston has been promoted to Vice President, Noncommissioned Officers and Soldier Programs at the Association of the United States Army.
 
The Biophysical Society has installed its new 2017-18 Council, led by President Lukas K. Tamm, who serves as the Council’s Chairman.
 
Gary J. Andres, formerly Staff Director, Committee on Energy and Commerce, United States House of Representatives, is joining the Biotechnology Innovation Organization as Senior Executive Vice President, Public Affairs effective February 21, 2017.
 
The Craft & Hobby Association [CHA] has changed its name to Association For Creative Industries [AFCI]. The new name was launched on January 22, 2017 at the Annual Meeting. AFCI President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Hill noted in the announcement that “Our rebranding coincides with our vision of a healthy, vibrant and innovative community that enriches people’s lives through crafting and other creative activities.”
 
Generic Pharmaceutical Association [GPhA] has changed its name to Association for Accessible Medicines [AAM]. Jeff Watson, President, Global Generics, Apotex Inc. has been elected Chair.
 
Heather Soubra has been promoted to Chief of Staff at the International Dairy Foods Association.
 
James P. “Jim” Adams, formerly Vice President, Technical Services at the Metal Powder Industries Federation (2013-17) is the new Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer. He replaced former MPIF Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer C. James “Jim” Trombino (CSE 6/2003-2/2017). Adams has been on the MPIF staff since 2004 and Trombino had been on the staff since 1967.
 
J. Scott Peterson, formerly Senior Vice President, Communications Division at the Nuclear Energy Institute (2011-16), is joining the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association on February 23rd as Senior Vice President, Communications.
 
Adrianna Simonelli, formerly a Professional Staff Member, Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Energy and Commerce, United States House of Representatives, is now Director, Policy at the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association.
 
Robert F. “Robby” Helminiak, formerly Vice President, Science and Regulatory Affairs, at the Plastics Industry Association, has joined SOCMA-Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates as Managing Director of Government Relations.
 
The Vision Council has installed the 2017-18 Board of Directors led by Chairman Michael “Mike” Hundert.
 
 
Affiliated Organizations
 
P. Barry Butler, Executive Vice President and Provost at The University of Iowa, was named President at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, effective March 13, 2017.  
 
At Albert B. Sabin Vaccine Institute, Inc., Bruce Gellin, previously Director, National Vaccine Program Office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, was named President, Global Immunization, effective March 1, 2017. 
 
 
Charities
 
René Carbone Bardorf, previously Chief Communications Officer, National Defense Industrial Association, was named Senior Vice President, Government and Community Relations at Wounded Warrior Project, Inc., effective late February 2017.    
 
 
Colleges and Universities
 
Ricardo Romo, the President of University of Texas at San Antonio, has been placed on administrative leave pending a review of allegations related to his conduct. Romo, who has been president of UTSA since 1999, had previously announced in September that he would step down by August of 2017. Pedro Reyes, former Executive Vice Chancellor of the University of Texas System, has been named Acting President and the search for Romo’s permanent successor remains ongoing.
 
 
Foundations
 
At the Spencer Foundation, Na’ilah Suad Nasir, Vice Chancellor, Equity and Inclusion at University of California, Berkeley, was named President, effective July 1, 2017.
 
Richard E. Besser, Chief Health and Medical Editor at ABC News, was named President and Chief Executive Officer at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, effective April 2017.
 
 
 

 

 

 

February 9, 2017

Associations
 
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers has promoted Don Thoren to Vice President, State and Local Outreach. Robert D. “Rob” McArver, formerly Vice President, Policy and Government Relations at Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (2013-16), is now Vice President, Petrochemicals at AFPM.
 
Richard A. Bankowitz, formerly Chief Medical Officer at Premier, Inc. will join America's Health Insurance Plans as Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs. The exact date has not been announced.
 
Huntsman Corporation is now a member of the American Chemistry Council. Peter R. Huntsman, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Huntsman Corporation, is now a member of the ACC’s Board of Directors.
 
Kimberly A. Howard, formerly Vice President, Human Resources at Daymon Worldwide, is now Vice President, Human Resources at the Financial Accounting Foundation.
 
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities has installed its new Officers and Board of Directors, led by Chair Christopher B. Nelson, the President of St. John’s College.
 
Ashley Bunce has been promoted to Executive Director of Women in Defense at the National Defense Industrial Association.
 
National Institute of Building Sciences announced that Lane J. Beougher, Brian E. Garbecki, and Donald L. Pratt have joined the Board of Directors.
 
 
Colleges and Universities
 
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. has been named the Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He will hold joint appointments in the Annenberg School of Communication and the School of Arts and Sciences. Later in 2017, he will lead the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington, D.C.
 
 
 
 
 
 

February 2, 2017

Associations
 
American Forest & Paper Association has announced its new Officers and members of the Board of Directors. Linda K. Massman, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Clearwater Paper Corporation, is AF&PA’s new Chair.
 
The American International Automobile Dealers Association has installed its 2017-18 Board of Directors, led by Chairman Paul Ritchie.
 
Katharine E. “Katie” Morgan, formerly Executive Vice President of ASTM International (since 2015) is now President effective February 1, 2017. She replaced former ASTM President James A. "Jim" Thomas (CSE 7/1/1992-2/1/17), who has retired.
 
The International Franchise Association has installed its new Board of Directors, led by Chairwoman Shelly Sun.
 
Michael F. “Mike” Consedine, formerly Global Head of Government and Policy Affairs, Aegon N.V., is now Chief Executive Officer of The National Association of Insurance Commissioners. He replaced former Acting Chief Executive Officer Andrew J. “Andy” Beal (2016-17), who remains NAIC’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer.
 
Gary A. LaBranche, who has been President and Chief Executive Office (CSE) of the Association for Corporate Growth since 2008, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Investor Relations Institute effective March 17, 2017. His departure date from AGC is effective on that same date.
 
Andrew Tyrrell, formerly Legislative Assistant to US Representative Daniel A. Webster (R-FL) is the new Director, Government Affairs at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
 
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America has announced the election of .Joseph “Joe” Jimenez, , Chief Executive Officer, Novartis AG, as Chairman-elect and Robert A. Bradway, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Amgen Inc. as Treasurer. Joaquin Duato, Executive Vice President and Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, remains PhRMA’sChairman.
 
Granville Martin, formerly Managing Director, Sustainable Finance at JPMorgan Chase & Co., is joining the Society for Corporate Governance as Senior Vice President and General Counsel in February 2017. The exact date has not yet been announced.
 
SOCMA-Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates has moved from Washington, DC to 1400 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA, 22202 effective January 30, 2017. The new phone number is (571) 348-5100.
 
 
Colleges and Universities
 
Sylvia Mathews Burwell has been named the 15th President of American University, effective June 1, 2017. Burwell most recently served as the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services under Barack Obama. She succeeds Neil Kerwin and will be the first female President in the history of the university.

 

 

 

January 26, 2017

Associations
 
Arthur C. Evans Jr., the Commissioner, Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services, City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will serve as the next Chief Executive Officer of the American Psychological Association effective March 20, 2017. He succeeds Interim Chief Executive Officer Cynthia D. Belar (CSE since 1/1/16). Former APA Chief Executive Officer Norman B. Anderson resigned at the end of 2015.
 
Building Industry Consulting Services International has installed the new members of its Board of Directors.
 
Joshua B. “Josh” Bolten, formerly 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 replaced former BRT President John M. Engler (CSE 1/15/11-1/17).
 
Digital Content Next has installed its 2017- 2018 Executive Committee. Marty Moe and Christy Tanner remain as Co-Chairs.
 
Kristine Esposo Telford, formerly Senior Director at The Herald Group, LLC, is now Director, External Affairs at the Edison Electric Institute.
 
Peter R. Gleason, the former President of the National Association of Corporate Directors (since 1/2015), is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of NACD effective January 25, 2017. He replaced former Chief Executive Officer Kenneth “Ken” Daly (CSE 5/18/07-1/25/17), who has retired.
 
William R. ”Bill”  Carteaux, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Plastics Industry Association, is the new Chairman, Council of Manufacturing Associations of the National Association of Manufacturers.
 
The National Business Aviation Association, Inc. has announced the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors: Shelly Lesikar deZevallos, Milt Hobbs, and Mark McIntyre.
 
Henry G. “Hank” Jackson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Society for Human Resource Management (CSE since 6/26/11), is retiring effective December 31, 2017. A national search to fill the position is in progress. Spencer Stuart, Inc. will oversee the recruitment. The SHRM Board of Directors will select Jackson’s successor from among candidates identified by a search committee led by SHRM Chair Coretha M. Rushing.
 
SOCMA-Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates is moving from Washington, DC to 1400 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA, 22202 effective January 30, 2017. The new phone number will be (571) 348-5100.
 
 
Charities
 
Dara Richardson-Heron will be stepping down as Chief Executive Officer at YWCA USA, effective February 10, 2017.  
 
 
Colleges and Universities
 
David C. Munson Jr. has been named the 10th President of Rochester Institute of Technology, effective July 1, 2017. He succeeds Bill Destler, who has served as President since 2007. Munson previously served as the Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan from 2006 to 2016.
 
Geoffrey S. Mearns has been named the 17th President of Ball State University. His start date has yet to be determined. Mearns currently serves as the President of Northern Kentucky University, with a contract set to expire on June 30, 2017. Prior to his current post, Mearns served as both the Dean of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and as Provost of Cleveland State University.
 
 
Foundations
 
At the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, Jennie Lehua Watson, previously Vice President, Special Initiatives and Communications, was named Interim President, effective until January 2019.   Cathy Cha, Vice President, Programs, was named President, effective January 2019.
 
 
Performing Arts
 
Edward Yim, Vice President, Artistic Planning at The Philharmonic- Symphony Society of New York, Inc., was named President and Chief Executive Officer at American Composers Orchestra, Inc., effective February 21, 2017.
 
 
 
 
 
 

January 19, 2017

Associations
 
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and Foundation of Managed Care Pharmacy have moved to a new location in Alexandria, VA. The phone, fax and staff direct-dials have changed.
 
The American Accounting Association has moved from Sarasota, FL to Lakewood Ranch, FL. Phone/fax numbers did not change.
 
The American Cleaning Institute has promoted three staff: Melissa Grande, to Associate Director, Sustainability Initiatives; Kathleen Stanton, to Senior Director, Technical & Regulatory Affairs and Ugur Usumi to Senior Director, Information Technology.
 
Daniel M. “Dan” Ashe, formerly Director, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of the Assistant Secretary, United States Department of the Interior (2011-1/20/17), is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums effective January 23, 2017. He replaces Kristin L. “Kris” Vehrs, who has been serving as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer.  Vehrs resumes her former position as AZA’s Executive Director.
 
Pedro A. Rivera, the Secretary, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is now a member of the Board of Directors of the Council of Chief State School Officers.
 
Thomas James “Tom” Vilsack, the former Secretary of Agriculture of the United States Department of Agriculture (2009-17) has been named President of the U.S. Dairy Export Council, Dairy Management Inc. effective February 1, 2017. He replaces Thomas M. “Tom” Suber, who has retired.
 
The Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International has moved from Rockford, IL to Elgin, IL. Phone numbers did not change.
 
The Marketing Research Association, Inc. and the Council of American Survey Research Organizations, founded in 1975, merged effective in January 2017 to form the Insights Association. David W. Almy, the former Chief Executive Officer of the Marketing Research Association, Inc. (CSE since 6/2010), is the Chief Executive Officer of the Insights Association.
 
Rick Arvielo is the new Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association Political Action Committee [MORPAC].
 
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has announced the 2017 Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs.
 
 
Affiliated Organizations
 
Thomas Wheeler, previously Chairman, Federal Communications Commission, was named a Senior Fellow at The Aspen Institute.
 
At The Municipal Art Society of New York, Elizabeth Goldstein was named President, effective February 2017, replacing Gina Pollara.   
 
 
Colleges and Universities
 
Barry Glassner, the President of Lewis & Clark College, has stepped down from the position, effective January 17. Glassner states “With the climate of fear in our country at an especially high level following the recent election cycle, this is a critical time for me to contribute to the public discourse. Over this next period, I plan to devote myself to my research, writing and speaking before returning to the faculty.” Glassner holds a doctorate in sociology and is the author of the best-selling book, The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things, as well as The Gospel of Food. He served as the President of Lewis & Clark since 2010. David G. Ellis, the college’s Vice President and General Counsel, has been appointed Interim President.
 
 
Foundations
 
At The Cullen Foundation, Scott W. Wise was named President, succeeding Alan M. Stewart who had been Executive Director.   

 

 

 

January 12, 2017

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.