Comings & Goings: September/October 2017

Comings and Goings Associations Now September/October 2017 Issue

A roundup of new hires and other personnel moves in the association industry.

Amanda Ferguson was appointed head of business tourism at Marketing Edinburgh.

Kerry Stackpole, FASAE, CAE, was appointed CEO and executive director of Plumbing Manufacturers International. Previously, he was an advance team leader for the Executive Office of the President.

Jay Younger, FASAE, has been named president and CEO of McKinley Advisors, and Jodie Slaughter, FASAE, will transition to an advisory role. Jon Hockman, FASAE, founder of d3 Group, also joined the company’s executive leadership team as principal.

Nicholas Zuniga was named chief operating officer of Phi Sigma Kappa.

Ryan O’Connor, CAE, was named interim president and CEO of the American Medical Group Association.

Mike Testa was named president and CEO of Visit Sacramento (California).

Victoria Lewis joined the Aurora (Colorado) Area Convention and Visitors Bureau as national sales manager.

Shawn P. McLaughlin is the new CEO and owner of Management Solutions Plus. Founder Beth W. Palys, FASAE, CAE, will continue in her role as president.

Lynn Wasylina was appointed chief financial officer of the ANA Enterprise. Previously, she was the chief financial officer of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.

Roosevelt Dzime-Assison was named vice president of finance and administration and CFO at the American Alliance of Museums. Previously, he was CFO at Directors of Health Promotion and Education.

Cherise Stevens joined Phase 3 Marketing & Communications as a senior public relations manager.

Jeff Jennings was named CEO of the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association.

Betsy Smith was named president of Association Acumen, succeeding Gail Bast, CAE, who will remain as CEO and owner. Bill Elliott, CAE, was named vice president of operations.

Laura Thompson was promoted to senior director of expositions at PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

Brian Waters was hired as vice president of marketing for National Harbor (Maryland) and executive director of Visit National Harbor.

Jill McClure, CAE, was named executive director of the Association of Progressive Rental Organizations. Previously, she was chief operating officer at the Colorado Oil & Gas Association.

CadmiumCD welcomed Bryan A. Scott to the role of chief strategy officer.

Helene Combs Dreiling was named interim executive director of the National Architectural Accrediting Board, Inc.

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce promoted Bob Thomas, CAE, to vice president of operations and executive director of the Michigan Chamber Foundation.