May 17, 2013 — The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has launched a national search for its next leader. ACA has elevated the position title to chief executive officer to better reflect the duties of the position as it continues to evolve.
ACA’s Board of Governors (BOG) has selected Summit Search Solutions, Inc. to conduct national outreach and pool candidates for board consideration. A search committee has been named as well. Summit’s president, Carrie Coward, will manage the project. In preparation for the search launch, Coward conducted more than 20 interviews with a variety of individuals representing the BOG, members of ACA’s House of Delegates (HOD), and association staff.
More information about ACA and the position can be found on Summit’s website.
Applications, nominations, and inquiries can be directed to Beth Baldino, senior consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-216-6606; or Carrie Coward, president, at email@example.com or 828-669-3850.
ACA announced in March that Executive Vice President Bill O’Connell will be retiring from his post later this year. In the meantime, O’Connell continues to ensure a smooth transition in leadership. “Bill has been a superb leader of our staff organization,” said ACA’s Board Chairman Mike Simone, DC. “He has always been a great friend to the profession and an experienced voice offering thoughtful advice to our Board of Governors.”
“We are indeed at an important crossroads for ACA,” said the association’s President Keith Overland, DC. “The Board is evaluating the most desirable leadership model to continue ACA’s efforts in realizing its vision for the future.” The change in ACA’s executive suite comes on the heels of several months of discussion by its leadership with input from large numbers of its membership. This resulted in the recent adoption, by the HOD, of a new 10-year vision on which ACA will base the revision of its strategic planning.
Source: American Chiropractic Association, acatoday.org