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Edward Liebow, PhD, is the new executive director of the American Anthropological Association, Arlington, Va., effective in January. He has been with the Battelle Memorial Institute, a research and development organization, since 1986. He began as a research scientist at Battelle, then became a project leader, and eventually research operations director in the Seattle office. He is an affiliate associate professor of anthropology and interdisciplinary studies at the University of Washington. He earned a BA in sociology/anthropology from Carleton College, and his doctorate in cultural anthropology from Arizona State University. Details: www.aaanet.org.
Frederick G. "Bud" Wright will be the next executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Washington. He will succeed John Horsley, AASHTO's executive director since 1999 who is retiring Feb. 1. Wright is a transportation consultant based in Alexandria, Va. Wright served as executive director of the Federal Highway Administration from 2001 to 2008. As FHWA's COO he was also responsible for a workforce of more than 2,000 transportation professionals and an annual operating budget of $400 million. From 2001 to 2002 Wright was the FHWA program manager for safety. Before that, he was director of the Office of Budget and Finance. He earned a B.A. in economics from Virginia Tech. Details: www.aashto.org.
International Surface Fabricators Association, Orem, Utah, named Chuck Sawyer as its new executive director. He owned fabrication shops in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh beginning in 1974. He has extensive sales, marketing and product development experience. He served as co-chairman for the ISSFA Solid Surface Conferences and was selected Associate Member of the Year in 2001. In 2009, he was one of the first individuals to be accredited as a LEED Green Associate by the USGBC. Details: isfanow.org.
COO Andrew Beal was named acting CEO of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Washington. Therese M. Vaughan will leave the post, which she has held since 2009, on Nov. 30. Beal has been with the NAIC for 13 years. He previously served as interim CEO between Cathy Weaterford's tenure and Vaughan's. Details: www.naic.org.