Association of American Publishers - Maria A. Pallante will succeed Tom Allen as CEO, effective Jan. 17. Allen will retire. Pallante is the former U.S. Register of Copyrights. She headed the U.S. Copyright Office from 2011 to October of last year. Previously positions at the Copyright Office include deputy general counsel and associate register and director of Policy and International Affairs. From 1999 to 2007, she was intellectual property counsel and licensing and branding director for Guggenheim Museums. Earlier she worked briefly for the Authors Guild and National Writers Union, and was in private practice in Washington. She earned a J.D. at George Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree in history at Misericordia University, which awarded her an honorary doctorate of humane letters.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization - Edo Banach to CEO, effective Feb. 22. He will succeed J. Donald Schumacher, who has led the organization since 2002. Banach is a partner at Gallagher, Evelius & Jones in Baltimore. He previously was the deputy director of the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and associate general counsel, Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Earlier he was the general counsel, Medicare Rights Center.
Aging Life Care Association - Thomas A. Kube to CEO. He will succeed Kaaren Boothroyd, who retired at the end of last year after 10 years. Kobe was previously executive director, Council of Educational Facility Planners, and the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology.
New York State Bar Association - Pamela McDevitt to executive director, from director, Law Practice and Technology Group, American Bar Association. She succeeds David R. Watson, who stepped down in December. Before joining ABA in 2010, McDevitt served for four years as director of NYSBA’s Law Practice Management. She previously was a practicing attorney in a law firm, and served as a captain in the U.S. Army JAG Corps. She is a graduate of Rivier University and earned a J.D. at the University of New Hampshire.
San Diego North Economic Development Council - Mike Cully to CEO. He succeeds Carl Morgan, who served from 2012 to 2016. Cully recently was part of the global leadership team at car2go N.A., a division of Daimler AG. Previously he was CEO at both the San Diego East County and the Visalia (Calif.) chambers. Earlier he was an on-air television reporter/anchor. He has served on many boards, including the San Diego Regional Airport and the Salvation Army. He served as vice chair of the Southern California Association of Chamber Executives. He was named "Executive of the Year" by the Central California region of the Public Relations Society of America. He was recognized by the California State Assembly for his service. He earned an MBA at San Diego State.
United Way of Northwest Vermont - Martha Maksym resigned as executive director to serve as deputy secretary of the Vermont Agency of Human Services. Molly Lambert was named interim director. She is an organizational management consultant.
Latin American Travel Association - Tony Mason to chief executive. Mason is a former chief executive of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board.
American Board of Surgery - Executive director Frank R. Lewis, M.D., FACS, will retire at the end of 2017. ABS expects to have a new chief staff executive in place by late June.
Society for Human Resource Management - CEO Hank Jackson will retire, effective Dec. 31. Leslie Hortum of Spencer Stuart will assist in the search for a new chief executive.
American Association of Airport Executives - Stephanie Gupta to security and facilitation SVP, from the Senate Appropriations Committee, where she most recently worked as the minority clerk on the subcommittee responsible for funding the U.S. Homeland Security Department.
American Trucking Associations - John Drake to legislative affairs SVP, from U.S. Transportation Department, where he was a deputy administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, deputy assistant secretary for Transportation Policy, and governmental affairs director for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Rhode Island Health Care Association - Marguerite M. McLaughlin to VP, from quality improvement senior director, American Health Care Association.
Visit Florida - Ken Lawson to CEO, from secretary of the Florida Business and Professional Regulation Department. He succeeds Will Seccombe.
Visit Sacramento (Calif.) - CEO Steve Hammond will retire, effective June 30, after joining in 1999. A national search will be conducted to find a successor. A new CEO is expected to be confirmed by this spring.