American Association of Crop Insurers - Scott Graves to executive director under Williams & Jensen law firm, succeeding Mike McLeod of McLeod, Watkinson and Miller. Graves is former Republican staff director of the House Agriculture Committee. He recently joined Williams & Jensen. David Graves, no relation to Scott, will continue as AACI president.
DirectEmployers Association - Candee Chambers, from deputy executive director to executive director. Chambers succeeds Bill Warren, who had been at the association for 15 years. In previous positions, Chambers created and managed co-op engineering outreach and recruitment programs and has also managed affirmative action programs for Ohio-based American Electric Power Corp. and Cardinal Health Corp. She is a graduate of Bowling Green. Warren is known as the founder of online recruiting. He created what became Monster.com.
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists - CEO Donald C. Jones is retiring on May 7 after leading the organization since 1997. He was CEO of the Florida Medical Association from 1967 to 1996. He served on the advisory committee to the EVP of the AMA from 1983 to 1990; and as board president the American Association of Medical Society Executives in 1989. In 2001, he was awarded the AMA Executive Achievement Award. Jones was one of the 155 aboard the U.S. Airways flight 1549 that landed safely in the Hudson River in New York, known as the “Miracle on the Hudson.”
Archery Trade Association - Jay McAninch will leave the association at the end of the year after 17 years as CEO.
Alabama Board of Medical Examiners - Norris Green, from associate executive director to executive director, following the retirement of Larry Dixon in December. Before ALBME, Green worked for 39 years at the Alabama Legislative Fiscal Office, and served as its director for his last four years with the organization. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar. He received recognition by the National Association for Legislative Fiscal Offices for outstanding contributions to the Alabama Legislature as well as recognition of the fiscal office by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities as a model legislative agency. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration at Auburn, and a J.D. at the Jones School of Law at Faulkner University.
Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities - Ron Saxton, to president, succeeding Larry Large who is retiring at the end of December. Saxton will continue as a partner and senior adviser at Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt. Earlier, he was a co-founder of the Ater Wynne law firm and served as its chair. Previously he was a member of the leadership team an JELD-WEN, including roles as chief administrative officer. He is the founding president of Portland Schools Foundation. He has served on the boards of Association of Oregon Industries, Portland Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers. Former Oregon Gov.John Kitzhaber appointed Saxton to the Oregon Education Investment Board. In 2006 he was the Republican nominee for governor of Oregon. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Willamette University and a law degree at the University of Virginia.
American Bankers Association - Rhonda Lees from consultant to senior counsel in the office of general counsel. Earlier she had been legal affairs VP, American Diabetes Association. Lees has contributed articles to Association TRENDS.
Insurance Information Institute - Kristin S. Palmer to SVP and head of communications, from media relations VP, AARP. She succeeds Jeanne Salvatore, who has been appointed to chief engagement officer, a new position.
Wireless Infrastructure Association was selected to serve as national sponsor of the Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program. TIRAP is a joint venture of telecommunications companies, industry associations and the U.S. Labor Department that develops DOL-credentialed apprenticeship programs.
AMVETS executive director Joe Chenelly has been named to this year’s “HillVet100 list,” recognizing him as one of the nation’s leading veterans advocates.
Nicole Millman-Falk, president of Milllman-Falk Communications, was named the 2017 recipient of the New York Society of Association Executives Distinguished Service Award. She will be honored at a luncheon on April 19. Millman-Falk previously worked communications for NYSAE.
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