Recent Announcements

Lionel van der Walt

Lionel van der Walt is the new Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of RCI, Inc., an international association of building envelope consultants, based in Raleigh, N.C.

An organizational strategy and analysis expert, van der Walt has more than 20 years of international executive leadership and association experience. He was most recently President of the Cargo Network Services (CNS) and a member of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Board of Directors. Van der Walt succeeds James Birdsong, who will retire at the end of 2017 after nearly 17 years as EVP and CEO.

Formed in 1983, RCI has more than 3,500 members across the United States, Canada, South America, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia.

Van der Walt was selected after an extensive search led by Pamela Kaul, President, Association Strategies, Alexandria, VA, and Tuft & Associates’ President Jill Christie.

Lionel van der Walt

Noel M Adachi

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), Stokie, IL has named Noel M. Adachi, MBA as their new as President and Chief Executive Officer. She was previously the Vice President – International Market Development with the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

Noel M Adachi

Laura Magaña Valladares, PhD

The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), Washington, DC has named Laura Magaña Valladares as their new President and Chief Executive Officer. She was previously the Academic Dean of the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) in Mexico.

Laura Magaña Valladares, PhD

Laura Wooster

The American College of Emergency Physicians, headquartered in Irving, Texas has named Laura Wooster, MPH, as their new Associate Executive Director – Public Affairs. Laura, was the Senior Vice President of Public Policy for the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), Washington, DC. Wooster will be working out of the ACEP Washington, DC office.

Laura Wooster

Nancy MacRae

The Emergency Nurses Association announced Nancy MacRae, former Senior Vice President, Governance and Operations, American College of Chest Physicians, as their new Executive Director. For full story see the press release.

Nancy MacRae