Craig R. McKinley will be CEO of the National Defense Industrial Association, effective Jan. 1. He succeeds Larry Farrell, who announced his retirement after serving in that capacity since 2001. McKinley is currently president of the Air Force Association. McKinley, a 38-year-veteran of the Air Force, retired as the first four-star Chief of the National Guard Bureau, where he also served as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration, and a master's degree in management and economics. Other leadership initiatives at NDIA include the hiring for the first time of a COO and also a senior director for NDIA’s affiliated organization, Women in Defense.
Jobi Cates to communications VP, a new position for the National Association of Charter School Authorizers, from senior director, Chicago office, Human Rights Watch.