Recent Announcements

Sheri Sesay-Tuffour, PhD, CAE

The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) has named Sheri Sesay-Tuffour, PhD, CAE as its new chief executive officer. Sesay-Tuffour joined ACNM with 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Most recently she was the Vice-President of Operations for the Heart Rhythm Society.

Sheri Sesay-Tuffour, PhD, CAE

Donna Grande, MGA

Donna Grande, MGA has been appointed the executive director for the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM). With over 25 years of leadership experience and her passion for healthcare, the board of directors is excited to see how she will lead this next chapter for ACPM. Her most recent roll was Vice President, Products and Services with the American Nurses Association.

Donna Grande, MGA

William Doyle

The Dredging Contractors of America’s (DCA) board of directors has named William P. Doyle as its new executive director and chief executive officer. Doyle was nominated and appointed twice by President Barack Obama, and unanimously confirmed twice by the U.S. Senate as a Commissioner to the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) where he served under the Administration for four years.  He remained onboard with the Donald J. Trump Administration for an additional year.

William Doyle

James Warren

James Warren is the new President & CEO of the Forging Industry Association (FIA). He was most recently executive director of member services, education and foundation for the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA).

James Warren

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