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Air Force Association, Arlington, Va., hired Craig R. McKinley as its next president. McKinley will succeed Michael M. Dunn, who retired after completing his term in the five-year position. McKinley retired as a four-star general on Sept. 7. He served as the chief of the National Guard Bureau, and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He served in numerous assignments in flying and operations, as well as command positions at group, wing, sector and field operating agency levels. Among his military decorations are the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster; Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit; Meritorious Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters; Air Force Commendation Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters; Air Force Achievement Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters; Combat Readiness Medal with four bronze oak leaf clusters; and National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star. Details: www.afa.org.
Licensing Executives Society International, Alexandria, Va., hired its first senior level executive director, Chris J. Katopis. He was executive director of AMI, a trade association focusing on financial and business issues, as well as counsel for the Computing Technology Industry Association. A patent attorney by training, he worked in the Washington Office of Drinker Biddle & Reath. He was a law clerk to Pauline Newman at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and a legal advisor for seven years to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property. Earlier he was congressional relations director for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Details: www.lesi.org.
BAFT-IFSA, a global financial services association, named Tod Burwell its new CEO. Burwell joined the DC-based association as a SVP in January 2011. Before BAFT-IFSA, he was a managing director at J.P.Morgan Chase. He was also a director of product development at Deutsche Bank. He earned an undergraduate degree in finance and an MBA at the Wharton School of Business in the University of Pennsylvania. Details: www.baft-ifsa.com.
Andrew W. Carter will become CEO of the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, effective Dec. 12. He succeeds Carolyn F. Scanlan, who will retire Dec. 31 after nearly 18 years at the association. Carter has been CEO of the Visiting Nurse Associations of America of Washington since 2007. He previously was president of the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association. Details: www.haponline.org.
Andy Fishburn, from legislative affairs director, U.S. Mint, to federal government relations VP, Equipment Leasing And Finance Association, Washington, effective Sept. 10. Details: www.elfaonline.org.
Shawna Strickland, PhD, RRT-NPS, from clinical associate professor, University of Missouri, to education associate executive director, American Association for Respiratory Care, Irving, Texas, effective later this year, following the retirement of Bill Dubbs. She currently serves in the AARC house of delegates. Details: aarc.org.