Utilities Technology Council - Joy Ditto became the new CEO, effective April 27. She succeeds Connie Durcsak, who died unexpectedly in November. Durcsak had been CEO since 2011. Interim CEO was CFO Steve Vick. Ditto has been working at the American Public Power Association for the past 15 years, most recently as legislative and political affairs SVP. She earned a B.A. in history with a minor in political science at Vanderbilt, and a Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate from Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute. The association changed its name from Utilities Telecom Council on May 9.
World Trade Centers Association - Scott D. Ferguson, ICDD, will be the new CEO, effective June 6. He will be based in New York. He was CEO of Trade Centre Limited, an Atlantic Canadian organization that operates "World Trade Center Halifax" in Nova Scotia. He was involved with the development of the Halifax Convention Centre, the largest convention center in Eastern Canada. He was also the lead in developing an operational model for the World Trade Center Halifax, which has been part of WTCA's member network since 1985. The organization represents 300 properties that are licensed to use “world trade center” in their names. He has been a guest speaker on business strategy at regional and international industry events. He earned an MBA from Saint Mary's University (Canada), a B.A. in economics from Acadia University (Canada), and the ICDD designation from the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.
National Association of Wheat Growers - Chandler Goule will be the new CEO, effective July 5. He succeeds Jim Palmer, who is stepping down to spend more time with his family. In addition, Goule will serve as executive director of the National Wheat Foundation. He currently is programs SVP at National Farmers Union. He spent 11 years in agriculture policy in the U.S. House. served as a Subcommittee Staff Director for the House Agriculture Committee before moving to the National Farmers Union in 2009 as government relations VP. He was promoted to his current position in 2014. He earned degrees at Texas A&M and George Washington universities.
Phi Beta Kappa Society - Frederick M. Lawrence will become CEO and the society’s 10th secretary, effective Aug. 1. He will succeed John Churchill, who is retiring after 14 years in the post. During Churchill’s tenure, Phi Beta Kappa added chapters at 24 colleges and universities, bringing the total to 286, and launched the society’s National Arts & Sciences Initiative. Lawrence is a senior research scholar at Yale. Previously he was president and a politics professor at Brandeis. Earlier, he was dean and Robert Kramer Research Professor at George Washington, and on the faculty at Boston University, where he received the university’s Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching. Before his academic career, he was an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York and as Chief of that office's Civil Rights Unit. He attended Williams College and graduated from Yale law.
Good360 - Howard Sherman will become CEO effective July 11. Interim CEO Shabab Gruberg will become president. Sherman was global CEO of Doremus & Co., the global marketing agency of Omnicom Group. Earlier he worked for premier brands such as Foster’s, Hyundai, Miller Brewing, Saab, Dow Jones, Time Warner Cable and Microsoft. Sherman is chair of the national Business Marketing Association and guided the organization’s merger with the Association of National Advertisers. He is an undefeated USA Masters Boxer, competitive sailor and traveler.
Interstate Renewable Energy Council - Larry Sherwood will succeed Jane Weissman as CEO on June 30. Weissman is stepping down after leading the association since 1994. Sherwood currently is COO. Previously, he was project administrator for the Solar America Board for Codes and Standards; executive director of the Small Wind Certification Council; executive director of the American Solar Energy Society; and executive director of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association. He was president of Sherwood Associates, a renewable energy consulting firm. He has received a Special Recognition Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and lives in a PV-powered house in Colorado. Weissman is the recipient of a number of hours, including being elected a Fellow of the America Solar Energy Society in 2004. A recipient of the prestigious Charles Greeley Abbot Award from the American Solar Energy Society, she has also received the Renewable Energy World’s Leadership Award in policy.
Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey - Jazlyn Carvajal is now executive director, the first in the chamber’s 27-year history. Carlos Medina, CQ, has been serving as the volunteer chairman since 2012, when co-founder and CEO Daniel Jara died. Carvajal is the owner of a business consulting firm, Stay On Your Daily. She has managed construction projects throughout New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts, including the $178 million Union City (N.J.) High School project. She was the 2014 recipient of the Union City Puerto Rican Woman of the Year award. She has volunteered with the SHCCNJ on events, public relations, programming development, and the Hispanic Entrepreneurship Training Program. She co-founded The Latinas in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Foundation. Carvajal earned a B.S. in civil engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is the president of the MIT Club of Northern New Jersey.
Maine Association of Nonprofits - Jennifer Hutchins will succeed Scott Schnapp as executive director later this summer. She was executive director at Creative Portland (Maine). She was involved in starting and growing programs such as 2 Degrees Portland and Maine Startup and Create Week. She attended the University of Southern Maine.
State Bar of Wisconsin - George Brown will retire as executive director on June 30, 2017. By the time he retires next year, Brown will have served almost 30 years in various roles at the organization. He has served in CEO role since May 2000.
Maine Restaurant Association and Maine Innkeepers Association - Greg Dugal resigned as CEO. The associations formed Hospitality Association Management Services in 2013 to manage both groups, and Dugal became CEO of both shortly after. Dugal offered to stay to work in government affairs. The two associations’ boards have voted to create a a government affairs director, but have not yet filled the position.
National Tank Truck Carriers - Boyd Stephenson to SVP, from policy expert, American Trucking Associations.
Indiana Biosciences Research Institute - Mark Anderson to CFO, from finance VP, MiMedx, a biomedical company.
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities - Eugene L. Anderson, PhD, to VP for the Office of Access and Success, effective in August, from chief policy officer, American Dental Education Association. Interim VP was RoSusan D. Bartee, PhD, professor at the University of Mississippi.
National Corn Growers Association - Mary Hagan to communications VP, from managing director, Osborn Barr, an agriculture-focused ad agency.
Technology Services Industry Association - Phil Nanus to customer success research VP, from customer success VP, Infor.
New England Cable and Telecommunications Association - Timothy O. Wilkerson to VP, following the retirement of EVP William Durand after 31 years with the group. Wilkerson currently is the commonwealth’s regulatory and permitting ombudsman in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development.