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Jim Cudahy will be the new of CEO of National Court Reporters Association, Vienna, Va., effective June 1. He succeeds Mark J. Golden, CAE, FASAE, who earlier announced his retirement.
Cudahy, 44, has served for the past two-and-a-half years as NCRA marketing and communications senior director, a position from which he engineered several key initiatives, including a membership dialogue initiative known as "Writing Our Future," the development of a comprehensive marketing and communications plan for NCRA, and introduction of a new enterprise website.
He had been marketing and communications VP at CFA Institute, Charlottesville, Va., for nine years. He is credited for leading an effort in 2004 to change the association's name from "Association for Investment Management and Research" to "CFA Institute."
Cudahy earned a B.A. in English at James Madison University, and recently took the CAE exam.
Carol Barber of ASAE's Executive Recruitment Concierge assisted in the search.
Golden, who has been at NCRA for 13 years, announced earlier he will leave when his contract expires on May 31. Among his achievements at NCRA are mobilizing nationwide efforts to modernize court reporting program curricula and facilities. Golden also was successful in lobbying for $100 million over time for secured grants for court reporting schools.
He has been active in ASAE. He is past chairman of ASAE's Center for Association Leadership and currently is chairman of the ASAE ‚ÄúPower of A‚Äù Committee. He also was chairman of the ASAE Foundation Research Committee when two studies were produced: "Measures of Success: What Remarkable Associations Do That Others Don‚Äôt" and "Mapping the Future: Environmental Scan Report."
Golden received ASAE's Key Award in August, which recognizes the association CEO who ‚Äúdemonstrates exceptional qualities of leadership in his or her own association and displays a deep commitment to voluntary membership organizations as a whole.‚Äù
Before NCRA, he worked at Personal Communications Industry Association and Association of Telemessaging Services International. Details: www.ncra.org.