American Veterinary Medical Association - Janet Donlin, CAE, to CEO, from CEO, AVMA Professional Liability Insurance Trust, effective Sept. 12. She will succeed Ron DeHaven, who is retiring after nine years. She started at AVMA in 1991 as an assistant director. Donlin served as chief veterinary officer in the Global Veterinary Business Channel of Hill’s Pet Nutrition from August 2007 to March 2013. She has professional memberships in AVMA, American Animal Hospital Association, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, American Association of Equine Practitioners, American Association of Swine Veterinarians, Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, ASAE, and American Association of Corporate and Public Practice Veterinarians. She is the first veterinarian to earn the CAE. She is a former trustee of the AVMA’s Group Health Life Insurance Trust (now known as AVMA LIFE), and a former board member of the American Association of Corporate and Public Service Veterinarians.
Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America - Hank Zeitlin to EVP, from COO, Equibase, effective in October. He will succeed longtime Christopher Scherf, who has served as corporate secretary of Equibase. Scherf also is co-chairman of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium and has been a longtime member of the American Horse Council's Racing Committee.
United Methodist Association - Mary Kemper to CEO, effective Sept. 12. Kemper currently is education director at LeadingAge, where she has served in leadership roles for the past 25 years. UMA also announced plans to relocate to national headquarters to an office colocated with Asbury Communities, 20030 Century Blvd., Suite 300, Germantown, MD 20874. Asbury Communities is a UMA senior service provider.
National Ground Water Association - CEO Kevin McCray, CAE, to retire Dec. 31, 2017. McCray joined NGWA in 1979 as an assistant editor in its publishing subsidiary. From 1983 to 1985, he worked for an industry manufacturer, and returned to NGWA in December 1985, serving in a number of roles until being named executive director in 1995. He also serves as the chief executive of the Association’s foundation. The search for a new CEO will begin in the first quarter of 2017. NGWA is not currently accepting resumes and is not taking calls or emails about the position at this time. The new CEO will assume his or her duties in conjunction with the 2017 Groundwater Week annual meeting, December 5-7, 2017 in Nashville, Tenn.
Florida Cable Telecommunications Association - Brad Swanson to president, from executive director, Florida Transportation Commission. He succeeds longtime president Steve Wilkerson. Earlier, Swanson worked for the Florida Transportation Department and spent several years at the Florida Chamber, including serving as corporate and strategic partnerships VP.
Washington State Hospital Association - Cassie Sauer, from EVP to CEO, effective in January. She will succeed Scott Bond, who will retire at the end of the year after more than three decades in the health care field. Sauer will serve as the organization's fourth CEO since the organization formed in 1933. Korn Ferry assisted in the search.
Indiana Hospital Association - Doug Leonard, who has served as president since 2007, will retire in June 2017. Before IHA, Leonard spent 30 years at Columbus Regional Hospital, including 10 years as CEO. The IHA Board of Directors has formed a search committee to find a successor.
American Board of Internal Medicine - Pamela Browner White to communications SVP, from corporate communications and strategic development SVP, Esperanza, a Hispanic faith-based nonprofit organization.