Recent Announcements

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 (ACC).

Julia L. Chang, MBA, MS

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 Health.

Susan Sedory, MA, CAE

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.  

Amanda Perl

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, VA.

Gregory J. Chavez

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 Initiatives.

Brian Pallasch, CAE

Johnnie White, MBA, CAE, CMP

Johnnie White, MBA, CAE, CMP has been named Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). The ASA, based in Reston, VA, is a world renowned and respected international organization devoted to the appraisal profession. White is an association professional with over 27 years of experience serving in management and leadership roles. He was most recently the Senior Director of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. There me managed global affairs for the organization and strategic planning. He is also an adjunct faculty member of Georgetown University where he instructs graduate students in operations and event management.

Johnnie White, MBA, CAE, CMP