Jeff Hughes resigned as president and CEO of the Industrial Supply Association. John Wiborg, incoming Board Chairman and president of Stellar Industrial Supply, will lead the transition.
Jim Allen, president and CEO of the New York Apple Association, announced plans to retire in January. Allen joined NYAA in 1996 and has led the association since 2000. The Packer named him the Apple Person of the Year in 2002.
Rosa Aronson, executive director of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages International Association, has announced plans to retire in spring of 2017. During her tenure with the organization, Aronson changed the name to TESOL International Association, initiated regional conferences outside the U.S., led growth in online professional learning opportunities and doubled the association’s financial reserves. Vetted Solutions will advise and help manage the search for her replacement.
Former U.S. Representative Jim Matheson is the the CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. During his tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2001 to 2015 he served as a member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee. Matheson worked in the energy industry for several years as project development manager in the independent power industry and at two consulting companies, including his own firm, providing services to large energy consumers.
Charles W. Stellar has been named the president and CEO of Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange. Stellar has served as WEDI’s interim CEO since January 2016. As an executive leader with more than 35 years of experience in healthcare, association management and organizational leadership, Stellar will continue to oversee the strategic guidance of the organization, its staff and committees.
Betsy Edwards was announced the new executive director of the Virginia Press Association. Edwards was most recently director of communications for ChildFund International and has been director of development with Preservation Virginia and ACLU-Virginia, executive director for the Virginia Fair Trial Project, and marketing/public relations editor and writer for McGuire Woods LLP.
Adam Nelson will be the new executive director for the American Association of Cosmetology Schools, replacing Jim Cox who is retiring after 17 years with the organization. Nelson comes with 20 years of experience in the nonprofit and corporate space developing and executing public affairs campaigns.
AMR Management Services announced that Marcus Williams will serve as executive director of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. Williams has served as executive director of the National Association for Regulatory Administration.
Jenn Bender will be the new chief operating officer for The Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Bender comes to INML from New Sector Alliance where she was the CEO.
Peter L. Fong joins the National Automobile Dealers Association as senior vice president of dealership operations. Fong has 20 years of experience in the auto industry, having held positions with Ford Motor Company, Chrysler Group and Carmoza. Fong replaces John Lyboldt, who left NADA last year to become president of the Truckload Carriers Association.
Holly Arther is the new vice president of communications for The Portland Cement Association. Arther comes with a history of communications positions, having worked with the Association of American Railroads, Ogilvy Public Relations and the City of Chicago.