Pulmonary Hypertension Association - Brad A. Wong will be the new CEO, effective June 19 at the International PH Conference in Dallas. Wong was executive director of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology from 1999 to 2015. Earlier he was executive director of the University of California San Francisco Foundation, and director of the Clark Fund. He is the recipient of the AAO Achievement Award, and the inaugural award and lecturer recipient from Women in Ophthalmology. Wong is a member of ASAE, Association Foundation Group and Association of Fundraising Professionals. He earned a bachelor’s degree in science, technology and society, and a master’s degree in environmental affairs, both at Clark University. He also earned a certificate from the Coro Center for Civic Leadership. Wong succeeds Rino Aldrighetti, PHA’s first CEO and first employee, who will retire after 17 years. Under Aldrighetti, PHA has grown to include more than 50 staff members with four chapters across the country. Pamela Kaul and Lisa Fisher of Association Strategies assisted in the search.
Greenville Literacy Association - Jocelyn Slaughter, CFRE, to executive director. She succeeds Carol Browning, who retired in December. Slaughter has more than six years of nonprofit leadership, marketing and fundraising experience at Miracle Hill Ministries. In 2013, she served as president of the South Carolina Piedmont Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Earlier she held marketing and analysis roles at Michelin North America, Intec Video Systems, Maxon Lift Corp., Bank of America, and BP Oil. She earned a bachelor's degree in economics and English from Amherst College,and an MBA at the University of Southern California. She earned a nonprofit management certificate at Duke University, and is a graduate of Leadership Greenville Class 40.
Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success - Annie Reznik to executive director. She began her career as an admissions counselor at the University of Maryland. She also worked in college counseling in secondary schools, most recently at Moses Brown School. She attended college at Mercyhurst College, where her father began the football program.
National Association of Wheat Growers - A national search for a new CEO continues. Current CEO Jim Palmer decided not to renew his contract to spend more time with his family. He will step down on May 31. Deadline to apply is May 2. For details and to apply, click here.
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists - Kasey Thompson to COO from policy, planning and communications VP.
Food Marketing Institute - Susan Borra, RD, to chief health and wellness officer and executive director of the FMI Foundation, from head of FMI’s communications department. She also served as EVP at the International Food Information Council.
Tulsa (Okla.) Regional Chamber - LToya Knighten from SVP to VP, communications; Jim Morgan to communications SVP.
Newspaper Association of America - Michael MaLoon to innovation VP, a new position, from sales and operations director at Chronicle of Higher Education and The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Council of Independent Colleges - Appointed VPs: David Brailow in development, from academic affairs VP, Franklin College; and Carol Schuler in state fund programs, from development VP, Davis & Elkins College.