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American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

Alexandria, VA

The world's largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck.


Sr. Director (2015 - Present)

Cardiovascular Research Foundation, 

New York, NY 

A research foundation that generates $47 million in revenue with the goal to develop improvements in treating patients with cardiovascular


Executive Director (2010 – 2014)

In the position of Executive Director managed a team of over 40 employees and a budget of $25 million. Managed the division similar to a member based Association business model. Oversaw the planning and development process for all of the organization’s educational programs, a robust Website with a subscription base of 50,000 paying and non-paying members worldwide, a publication and an award-winning editorial and news group. Managed all marketing and social media for the entire organization, in addition to the business development strategy, which supported more than 50% of the overall budget for the entire organization.  Served on the executive committee that oversaw the organization’s strategic initiatives and direction. 

  • Initiated and developed strategic alliances with other US medical associations and International associations outside the US that included the emerging BRIC countries and more.  

  • Launched the first largest paperless medical educational program in the world by providing every attendee, close to 12,000 attendees, a Samsung tablet that they were able to keep.

  • Implemented a state of the art studio in order to develop live streaming programming over the internet through the website and social media.

  • Developed a relationship with a highly successful journal publisher in the field in order to create the first publication for the organization.

  • Managed a patient educational website on women’s health that was later sold to the US government.

  • Negotiated the participation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to provide a keynote address to the attendees of the annual meeting.


Director  (2006-2010)

Managed a team of 20 employees to develop 40 or more medical educational programs and activities each year, which included US and International programs that attracted attendance from 150 to 12,000 physicians and allied health professionals. Managed a budget of $20 million.  In addition to managing the educational programs I also coordinated the marketing for the organization.

  • Served on the Executive Committee to develop and implement the organization’s strategic plan.

  • Managed one of the most advanced technological medical programs in the world due to streaming over a 100 hours of live medical procedures from 20-30 different hospitals from around the world to the site of the program.  Produced more HD content than the Olympics. 

  • Negotiated a multiyear strategic partnership with a prominent US Cardiology association, which increased brand awareness in the US for the organization.  

The Endocrine Society, 

Washington, DC

The world's oldest, largest, and most active organization devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology.


Director  (2002-2006)

Managed all aspects of the Society’s educational activities and events, which included the annual meeting with an attendance over 8,000, over 50 committee meetings, various regional meetings with an attendance from 100 – 500 (and enduring material). Managed a staff of ten. Established and managed the Society’s guidelines and policies for CME accreditation for all educational programs.  Worked closely with many of the Society’s committees and task forces to assist in implementing their strategic goals.

  • Increased revenue budget over $8 million.

  • Successfully awarded CME re-accreditation.

  • Managed the organization’s first international program in Brazil.

  • Developed a dual educational program for physicians and their patients. 


Manager  (2000-2002)

Managed a staff of four and oversaw the CME Services department. Developed business development strategies to solicit funding to support the society's traditional CME activities, and the Society's expanded CME activities.  Expanded the organization’s program offerings.

  • Exceeded net revenue budget goals by 5% to 10% each year.

  • Developed an educational regional program series on Diabetes that was presented in 25 states within 10 weeks.


Meeting Planner  (1998-2000)

Managed multiple programs and provided support for the annual meeting. Tasks included establishing a budget, locating sites, negotiating contracts, marketing, managing vendors (registration, housing, decorator, DMC, etc.), and managed the meeting on-site. Also assisted in overseeing the expansion of CME Services department, which included visiting pharmaceutical companies to provide them with an overview of our products and services in order to solicit funding.

  • Developed a new revenue stream for the organization with the development of the CME Services Department.

  • Assisted in enhancing the call for science process for the annual meeting.  


AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession.


Event Specialist  (1995-1997)

After the organization was re-engineered was promoted to this position, which incorporated the tasks of a Meeting Manager, Operations Manager, and Director.  Responsible for more than 60 programs. Liaison between the association and the volunteer program committees and Board of Directors. 

  • Awarded the “Employee of the Quarter” four times.

  • Enhanced the program registration database and process.

  • Managed the organization’s largest program, which attracted an attendance over 2,000.


Program Manager  (1992-1995)

Managed and developed the organization's short courses, which included recruiting faculty, establishing budgets, developing marketing plans, soliciting for funding, and managing meeting logistics.

  • Managed logistics for more than 50 programs per year.

  • Developed a new database to better track the program activities. 

  • Managed the publishing process for the books of prominent authors in the aeronautical field.   

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 

Reston, VA

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