Elizabeth S. Caruso, CAE, will become CEO of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association, effective Sept. 1. Caruso joined AREMA in May 1999 and most recently served as administration director. She earned a B.A. in English with a concentration in media communications from High Point University.
Jeff Olson has been named CEO of the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas. Olson had been government affairs EVP for the association since 2008, has been acting as the interim CEO since mid-July. Before CUAD, he was a partner in an advertising and marketing firm. He has worked in both radio and television as an on-air personality and news anchor/reporter. He worked in the North Dakota Governors Office as the director of constituent services, and has served as a political strategist and consultant on a number of legislative campaigns and initiated measures throughout North Dakota. He earned a degree in mass communications with an emphasis in broadcast journalism from Bemidji State University.
Kate Bedingfield has moved from corporate communications VP for the Motion Picture Association of America to communications director for U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who possibly may run for president, according to Fishbowl DC. Bedingfield left the White House in 2011 as associate communications director. She also worked on John Edwards campaign for the presidency.