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Michael T.N. Fitch, CEO of PCIA-The Wireless Infrastructure Association, Alexandria, Va., will resign to return to Los Angeles where his family lives and to engage in telecommunications consulting work. He has headed PCIA since 2005. He will continue in his position while a search is conducted. Details: www.pcia.com.
Executive director Mark A. Herzog will leave Virginia Biotechnology Association, Richmond, on June 1 after 12 years to become an SVP at Health Diagnostic Laboratory, also in Richmond. He is VBA's first executive director. Herzog served as an officer and co-founder of the Virginia Bioscience Foundation, the Virginia Council on Advanced Technology Skills and the Mid-Atlantic Bio Coalition. He is a former chairman of the Council of State Bioscience Associations. Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell ( R) named him in 2011 a member of the Virginia Workforce Council in 2011, and a member of the Governor's Economic Development and Job Creation Commission in 2010. He is a board member of the Virginia Society of Association Executives. In 2010, he received the IBM Community Catalyst Award from the Greater Richmond Technology Council. In 2007, he was named one of the "Top 40 Under 40" for the Greater Richmond region by Style Weekly magazine. Details: www.vabio.org.
EVP Richard Kinney plans to retire June 1 from Lakeland-based Florida Citrus Packers. He has held the post since 1983. FCP strategic management and business development director Peter Chaires is expected to succeed Kinney. Chaires has worked for the Florida Citrus Packers since 2005 and plans to retain his role as executive director of the industry’s New Varieties Development & Management Corp. Chaires previously worked in the Gift Fruit Shippers Association and was executive director of the American Fresh Juice Council, Orlando, Fla.