Recent Announcements

Liana Watson, D.M., R.T.(R)(M)(S)(BS)(ARRT), RDMS, RVT, FASRT, PMP, CAE

Dr. Liana Watson, has been named the Chief Executive Officer for the highly respected American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). ARRT is the world’s largest organization offering credentials in medical imaging, interventional procedures, and radiation therapy. They certify and register technologists in a range of disciplines by overseeing and administering education, ethics, and examination requirements. She succeeds Jerry Reid, PhD, who announced his intended retirement to the ARRT Board in 2020, after serving the organization for 44 years.

Dr. Wagner most currently served as American Board of Imaging Informatics (ABII) Coordinator and ARRT Senior Program Manager, Government Affairs. ABII is a joint effort of ARRT and the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM).

“Travis Prowant, M.S.H.S., R.R.A., R.T.(R)(CV)(CT)(ARRT), FASRT, President of the ARRT Board of Trustees, says the Board was pleased with the high caliber of candidates who interviewed for this role—and added that Watson’s qualifications stood out.” Dr. Watson will start in her new role January 1, 2023. This search was conducted by Association Strategies, Inc., Washington, D.C. and Tuft & Associates, Inc., Chicago.

Liana Watson, D.M., R.T.(R)(M)(S)(BS)(ARRT), RDMS, RVT, FASRT, PMP, CAE

Lisa Wagner, CAE

Lisa Wagner, CAE, has been named Chief Financial Officer for the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) headquartered in Washington, DC. GHSA represents the state and territorial highway safety officers that implement federal grant programs to address behavioral highway safety issues. GHSA’s mission is to provide leadership and advocacy for the states and territories to improve traffic safety, to influence public policy, enhance program management and promote best practices.  

Ms. Wagner will oversee the day-to-day business and financial operations, IT, HR, budget development, grant administration, forecasting, investment strategy and execution of special projects. Ms. Wagner brings nearly two decades of executive financial experience in the association sector. Previously, Ms. Wager served the Solar Energy Trade Shows as CFO and worked in finance and administration for the American Wind Energy Association.  This is a newly created role, following the retirement of long-time Financial Director, Denise Alston.  

“I’m ecstatic to welcome Lisa to the GHSA team,” said GHSA Executive Director Jonathan Adkins. “With traffic fatalities and dangerous driving on the rise, it’s an especially critical time for our mission to make roads safer for everyone using them. Lisa’s exceptional experience, leadership skills and strategic focus will be a tremendous benefit to GHSA and our members as we work together toward zero roadway fatalities.”

Ms. Wagner was selected after an extensive, national search led by Association Strategies, Alexandria, VA.

Lisa Wagner, CAE

Artesha C. Moore, CAE, FASAE

Artesha C. Moore, CAE, FASAE, has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer for the Chicago-based Association Forum. In this role, Ms. Moore will advance Association Forum and the professional practice of association management. She succeeds Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE, who has taken on the role of President and CEO for ASAE.

“It’s been our privilege to partner with Association Forum, its dynamic leaders, partners and staff on this significant leadership transition.  Artesha is a multi-talented executive who impressed the board and search committee with her vision, experience and creativity.  As expressed by the Forum’s new CEO, “This is my dream job.”

Please join us in welcoming Artesha to Association Forum, the generosity of our community and Chicagoland.” Says Pamela Kaul, President, Association Strategies, Inc.

Ms. Moore will be joining Association Forum in February. She currently is the Vice President, Affiliation, Engagement and Membership of American Geophysical Union (AGU). This search was conducted by Association Strategies, Inc., Washington, D.C. and Tuft & Associates, Inc., Chicago.

Artesha C. Moore, CAE, FASAE