Christopher D. Busky, CAE, will be the next CEO of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, effective in July, upon the retirement of Mark Leasure, who has served as the Society’s chief executive since 1998.
Busky has been in association management since 1989. Most recently he was COO at Heart Rhythm Society. He also has served in leadership roles at the Association Management Group, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association and Manufactured Housing Institute.
He has served on ASAE’s Finance, HR and Business Operations Section Council, and has been chairman of the Finance and Administration Roundtable.
He earned a master of general administration, financial management at the University of Maryland-University College, and a B.S. in business administration at Frostburg State University.
The Society saw tremendous growth under Leasure. He was responsible for expanding the staff from five to more than 40, doubling membership and professional attendance at the annual meeting, and tripling the Society’s net assets.
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