October 9, 2013 — The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) presented its 2013 Leadership Award to Horace C. Elliott, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Executive vice president, during the ACA’s House of Delegates meeting in Greeley, Colo., on Sept. 28.
ACA’s Leadership Award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and service to the chiropractic profession. Past recipients include college presidents, organization and industry leaders, and other pillars of the chiropractic community. In presenting the award, ACA President Keith Overland, DC, said, “We honor Horace Elliott today for all his vision and his hard work for NBCE for the past 27 years.”
Elliott joined the NBCE as executive vice president in 1986. During his tenure, the NBCE enjoyed considerable growth. In the late 1980s he guided the development and implementation of chiropractic’s Written Clinical Competency Examination, also called Part III. In the mid-1990s, he oversaw the research and development necessary to introduce the Practical Exam, or Part IV — the nation’s first examination in all of healthcare to assess a provider’s readiness to practice. In 2009 the NBCE also responded to the profession’s need for global standards by establishing the International Board of Chiropractic Examiners (IBCE).
Elliott will begin a new journey Jan. 1, 2014, when he will leave the NBCE to move to Texas. The NBCE Board of Directors wishes Elliott well on his new endeavors and congratulates him on this well-deserved award.