National Association of State Aviation Officials - Mark Kimberling, from government relations director to CEO, effective Oct. 20. He will succeed Greg Principato, who became CEO in 2014. Principato resigned in August to become CEO, National Aeronautics Association, effective Oct. 20. Before joining NASAO in 2015 Kimberling was a policy analyst for Southern Pulse-Networked Alliance. From 2008 to 2014 he was state government affairs national director, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, where he received the Presidents Award – the organization’s highest honor for an employee. He also was on the legislative for the U.S. House of Representatives and worked with Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.
Association of Private Club Directors - Gordon Welch to president from executive director, Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association, where he was appointed in 2015. Earlier, he was SVP at Club Managers Association of America from 2000 to 2005.
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation - Kristen Sarri to CEO, effective Oct. 24, from principal deputy assistant secretary for policy, management and budget, U.S. Interior Department. She was education coordinator at the Cheetah Conservation Fund, Namibia, Africa, and wildlife trade program associate, Defenders of Wildlife. She earned a B.A. in biology at Washington University, and an M.S. and MPH at the University of Michigan.
Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International - CEO Denny McGuirk will retire as soon as a successor is found. He has been chief staff executive since 2011. Earlier he was CEO of IPC, an association for printed circuit boards and electronic manufacturing services, and executive director, National Fluid Power Association and the National Rifle Association Foundation.
SNAC International - Elizabeth Avery to president, effective Jan. 16, 2017 and will become CEO on July 1. She will succeed Tom Dempsey after the six-month transition period. Since 2004, Avery has served in several roles at PepsiCo, most recently as global public policy and government affairs SVP. She was government and public affairs SVP for Snack Food Association from 1999 to 2001. She earned a B.A. in political science and Spanish at Bucknell.
Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan - Brianna Romines, from development VP to president, effective Nov. 1. She will succeed Arlene Gorelick, who has led the organization for more than 27 years. Romines earned a master's in public administration at Oakland University with a concentration in nonprofit management, and a bachelor's of science in public and nonprofit administration at Grand Valley State University.
Southwest Michigan Realtors - Philip Amodeo to EVP, from realtor, RE/MAX. He will succeed Gary Walter, who will retire in November. Walter has been with SMR for the 32 years. Earlier Amodeo was executive director, South Central Wall Ceiling & Plaster Association, from 2006 to 2009; EVP, Montana Association of Realtors from 2001 to 2002; executive director, Indiana Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors from 1981 to 1999; and executive director, Building Industry Association of Northwest Indiana from 1974 to 1980. He was the 1996 president of the Indiana Society of Association Executives, and earned his CAE in 1987. He earned a B.S. in business administration at Indiana University Bloomington. Walter will become the part-time CEO of Michigan Regional Information Center, where he has served as COO since its inception 20 years ago.
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities - Rebecca Sawyer to VP from student life VP at Notre Dame of Maryland University. She succeeds Thomas Mans, who retired after serving as VP since 2012.
Healthcare Distribution Alliance - Matthew J. DiLoreto to state government affairs VP, from state government affairs director, National Community Pharmacists Association.
Milwaukee Jewish Federation - Caren B. Goldberg to chief development officer. She will continue as executive director of the Federation’s Jewish Community Foundation.
At American Nurses Association American Nurses Credentialing Center:
- Loressa Cole, DNP, MBA, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, to chief officer from chief nursing executive, LewisGale Regional Health System, effective Oct. 24.
- Jeffrey N. Doucette, DNP, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, CENP, LNHA, to VP of the Magnet Recognition and Pathway to Excellence programs from chief nursing officer, Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System, effective Dec. 5.