Catholic Relief Services - Sean Callahan from COO to CEO, effective Jan. 1. A 28-year veteran of CRS, he will succeed Carolyn Y. Woo, who has headed the organization for five years. He also is president, Caritas North America, serves on the board of trustees for Catholic Charities USA, and has served on the executive committee and representative council of Caritas Internationalis. Caritas Internationalis is the Vatican-based confederation of 165 Catholic relief, development and social service organizations operating in more than 200 countries and territories. He earned a bachelor's degree in Spanish and a master's degree in law and diplomacy at Tufts University.
Flexible Packaging Association - Alison Keane to CEO, effective Oct.3, from government affairs and industry programs VP, American Coatings Association. She earned a B.A. in biology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a J.D. at Golden Gate University.
Independent Electrical Contractors - Spenser Villwock to CEO. Villwock was CEO, IEC Foundation. He succeeds Thayer Long, who left earlier in the year to become president of NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies. Villwock earned a B.S.at Iowa State, and a master’s in nonprofit management. JDG & Associates assisted in the search.
Senior Executives Association - Bill Valdez to president from SVP, Consultants International Group and principal, Deep Water Point. He retired from the U.S. Energy Department in 2014 where he was a senior executive. He also is a former senior adviser in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Valdez joined SEA as a member in 2000, and served as SEA 2011-13 chairman.
New York State Health Facilities Association/New York State Center for Assisted Living - Stephen B. Hanse, Esq. to CEO, effective Jan. 1, from the law firm Featherstonhaugh, Wiley & Clyne, Albany, N.Y.. He succeeds Richard Herrick, who is retiring at the end of 2016 after 14 years. Hanse previously served as VP of the Energy Association of New York State. Earlier he had several policy positions in the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly. He is a member of the American Health Care Association and the New York State Bar Association.
International Society for Technology in Education - Cheryl Scott Williams to interim CEO, from executive director, Learning First Alliance.
American Library Association - Executive director Keith Michael Fiels announced he will retire in July. Fiels has led ALA since 2002, making him one of the longest-serving executive directors in the association’s history.
NHL Coaches Association - Lawyer Michael Hirshfeld to executive director. He will succeed George Kingston, who will retire.
Meeting Professionals International - Marianne Strobel to marketing & community SVP, effective Oct. 3, from MPI consultant.
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association - Alisa Harrison to global marketing and research SVP, from communications & marketing SVP, International Franchise Association.
At National Air Transportation Association:
- Martin Hiller to president, from owner and partner, Marathon Jet Center. He succeeds Tom Hendricks, who now runs TL Hendricks Aviation Strategies.
- William Deere promoted from SVP to government and external affairs EVP
- Timothy Obitts promoted from SVP to operations and business EVP, and will continue to serve as general counsel.