November 17, 2017
    New executive for corporate-related organization

    Has worked many years as a top association executive

    10/26/2017

    Association for Corporate Growth named Patrick J. Morris as CEO, effective in December. His last day as CEO of ACA International will be Dec. 2. He succeeds Gary LaBranche, CAE, FASAE, who left earlier to become CEO of the National Investor Relations Institute. LaBranche is a past TRENDS Association Executive of the Year.

    Morris has been ACA CEO of ACA for nearly seven years. He previously was EVP of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions, and executive director of the International Committee for Information Technology Standards.

    He began his career as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, was selected for the Presidential Management Fellows program and subsequently worked in legislative affairs for both the U.S. Defense Secretary and former U.S. Sen. John Warner of Virginia.

    Morris earned an MPA at the University of Kentucky and a bachelor's degree at Christopher Newport University. An interim ACA leader and a process to find a permanent executive will be announced once Morris leaves.

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