Who Stole My Playbook, Leading through the Pandemic

Has there really been a playbook for leading through adversity?  If so, traditional approaches for recognizing and addressing key challenges were most certainly shattered in 2020. We recently sat down with a highly regarded and experienced group of CEO’s to discuss some of these leadership challenges and how they are addressing them.  The result is a 3-module podcast which casts a light on Economic, Social and Governance issues experienced by associations who represent some of our major industries and professions. Please join us for the first module which speaks to abrupt Economic loss as a result of the Pandemic and lessons learned.  The Social and Governance modules will be released over the next couple of weeks. Episode 1, Economic Issues Host:Pamela KaulPresident and Founder, Association Strategies, IncParticipants:Joel Albizo, FASAE, CAE, Chief Executive OfficerAmerican Planning AssociationDon DeaCo-FounderFusion Productions & digitalNowMark N. Dorsey, FASAE, CAEChief Executive OfficerConstruction Specifications InstituteGary LaBranche, CAE, FASAEPresident & CEONational Investor Relations InstituteMichelle Mason, FASAE, CAEPresident and CEOAssociation Forum, Association Forum Foundation, and Illinois Society of Association Executives ChapterPaul Pomerantz, FACHESChief Executive OfficerAmerican Society of AnesthesiologistsLarry L. Robertson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, SWP, CAE, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Belonging & Technology Services and SolutionsThe American Institute of...
Keith M. Hume

Keith M. Hume

Keith M. Hume has been named the new Executive Director for the Society of Interventional Radiology. In this role, Mr. Hume will advance SIR’s advocacy, education and policy mission to strengthen and support the practice of interventional radiology and ensure patient access to minimally invasive, image-guided therapies. Mr. Hume succeeds Sue Sedory, MA, CAE who has taken on the role of Executive Director for the American College of Emergency Physicians. Mr. Hume had previously served as SIR Foundation’s executive director from 2003–2008. Mr. Hume has spent the last 13 years at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Plastic Surgery...
Matt J. Granato, LL.M, MBA

Matt J. Granato, LL.M, MBA

Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) has selected Matt J. Granato as their next President and CEO. Launched in 1991 by patients and a caregiver, the group’s goal is to build a community of support, as well as to foster education and support research into pulmonary hypertension (PH). Granato will serve as the third person in the role of President and CEO for the PHA. Most recently Granato served as the CEO of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), which focuses on helping people with high-risk pregnancies. There, he worked to meet the needs of both healthcare providers and their patients. Granato succeeds Brad A. Wong as CEO of PHA, whose term began in 2016 and expires at year’s end. Under Wong’s direction, the PHA continued to promote patient care and research, raise awareness of the disease, and amplify the voice of people with...
Richard A. Balzano

Richard A. Balzano

Dredging Contractors of America (DCA), has selected Richard A. Balzano has their next Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director.  As the most recent Deputy Maritime Administrator, Richard successfully managed more than $1.4B in annual budget and conducted oversight of over 800 employees in multiple field offices located nationwide. DCA is comprised of 28 companies providing over 50% of the total dredging services to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. DCA is a non-profit trade association that has represented the interests of the U.S. dredging and marine construction industry and its members for over 30...
Adam Levy

Adam Levy

The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Levy as the organization’s new Executive Director. Levy succeeds Wendy-Jo Toyama, MBA, CAE, who left ACPA in April 2020. Levy, most recently served as the Interim Executive Director of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) in...
Julia L. Chang, MBA, MS

Julia L. Chang, MBA, MS

Julia L. Chang, MBA, MS has been named the new Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Chang will be succeeding Penny Mills, MBA, who is retiring after 10 years of service and leadership with ASAM.  Association Strategies, Inc also placed Ms. Mills in her role with ASAM. Most recently, Chang was the Executive Vice President of the science and quality division at the American College of Cardiology...
Susan Sedory, MA, CAE

Susan Sedory, MA, CAE

Susan Sedory, MA, CAE, has been named Executive Director of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Dean Wilkerson, JD, MBA, CAE, who is retiring this summer, has been the College’s Executive Director since 2004, when he was placed by Association Strategies, Inc. Ms. Sedory will be ACEP’s fourth executive director—and first female in this position—in the College’s more than 50-year history. Sedory has been the Executive Director of the Society of Interventional Radiology since 2011, leading the association of more than 8,100 interventional radiology physicians, scientists and clinical professionals in the shared goal to optimize minimally invasive patient care. Ms. Sedory also spent 10 years at the American Academy of Otolaryngology in various positions, including Chief Strategy Officer, and started her career as a researcher at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders at the National Institutes of...
Amanda Perl

Amanda Perl

Amanda Perl has been named the new Executive Director of the American Thyroid Association (ATA).  Most recently, Perl was the Chief Global Member Engagement Officer with the Endocrine Society and brings over 20 years of association leadership to her new role....
Gregory J. Chavez

Gregory J. Chavez

Gregory J. Chavez has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Dental Trade Alliance (DTA). Most recently Chavez was the Executive Vice President, Operations and Membership at The Vision Council in Alexandria, VA.  Prior to joining the staff of The Vision Council, Chavez was Associate Director, Member Services for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASA), Alexandria,...
Brian Pallasch, CAE

Brian Pallasch, CAE

The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants(IIBEC)has named Brian T. Pallasch, CAE as its new executive vice president and chief executive officer.  Most recently, Pallasch, was with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in Washington, D.C., where he has served Managing Director of Government Relations and Infrastructure...