Rebecca Corbin is the new CEO of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship. She succeeds Heather Van Sickle who stepped down after nearly 10 years. Corbin was formerly executive director of foundation at Burlington County College. She also previously served as acting dean of the Corporate College at BCC, where she has worked since 2009. Before BCC, she was institutional advancement SVP for New Jersey Public Broadcasting, and was president of Fund Sources, which focused on helping nonprofits raise funds and expand membership. She also served as executive director of Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, and as a local campaign director for the United Way. She is a doctoral candidate in organizational leadership and innovation at Wilmington University and earned an MPA at the University of Akron. She graduated from Kent State University with a degree in political science.
Sherri Goodman is the new CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, effective Feb. 17. She succeeds Bob Gagosian, who was founding president in 2007 and was named president emeritus. Goodman was SVP at CNA Corp., where she was founder and executive director of CNA’s Military Advisory Board. Earlier, she was deputy undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security) a staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee. She earned degrees at Harvard law school, Kennedy School of Government and Amherst College.
Jack Kalavritinos is the new CEO of ACE Mentor Program of America, effective in February. He was global government affairs director at Covidien, a healthcare products company. He was appointed by President George W. Bush as director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Health and Human Services Department. At the U.S. Labor Department he was White House liaison and senior adviser to Secretary Elaine Chao. He served at the Office of Management and Budget as associate administrator for competitive sourcing. Earlier, he was government affairs director at the American Council of Engineering Companies. He earned an undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University, and a law degree at Catholic University of America.
Educause has named John O'Brien as its next CEO, effective June 1. He succeeds Diana Oblinger, who is retiring in May after 10 years, first as a VP, then as president. O'Brien is senior vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. He previously was president of North Hennepin Community College, chief academic officer and acting president at Century College, and associate vice chancellor of instructional technology at MnSCU, as well as faculty roles at many colleges and universities. He was director of the Minnesota "Students First" initiative, a statewide technology project aimed at improving student e-services.
National Golf Course Owners Association CEO Michael Hughes will step down at the end of 2015, after 25 years. Hughes is a member of the selection panel for the PGA of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award and was recently appointed as the 2015 chairman of the We Are Golf Coalition. NGCOA has created a search committee for a new CEO.
Cruise Lines International Association hired Heidrick & Struggles to assist in the search for a new CEO. Membership and operations EVP Cindy D’Aoust will oversee the management of U.S. operations and the association's offices in Washington and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., while the search is conducted.