Recent Announcements

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

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