AIHA names new interim director
The Board of Directors of the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nancy Green, FASAE, CAE, as the association's Interim Executive Director. Green joined the staff of AIHA as Executive Vice President/Deputy Executive Director in October, 2015.
In December 2015, Peter O'Neil announced his departure from AIHA, after serving for seven years as Executive Director during a16-year tenure with the association. The Executive Committee and Board of Directors of AIHA acted quickly and deliberately to support a smooth transition for the staff of 50 and ensure continuity for this 10,000 member, $20 million organization.
Green brings more than 25 years of experience in association and nonprofit management to AIHA. Most recently she was Executive Vice President at Association Strategies, Inc, an executive recruiting firm. She previously held executive-level positions at the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), The Fund to Promote Awareness of Occupational Therapy, and the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA). She is also a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and a Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives (FASAE).
AIHA Board President, Dan Anna, PhD, CIH, CSP shared the rationale for Green's appointment to the position of Interim Executive Director. "Nancy brings a wealth of association and executive-level experience to this interim role. The Board of Directors is confident that with her skills and management style she will be an excellent leader for the organization following the departure of our trusted colleague Peter O'Neil. And, her experience with recruiting executive level talent will be a tremendous asset during our national search for the next Executive Director of AIHA."
Green expressed enthusiasm for her appointment, "I am honored to serve as Interim Executive Director of AIHA. We are fortunate to have a best-in-class staff and many dedicated volunteers who will support me while we ensure delivery of AIHA's mission to protect worker health."
Green is slated to step into her new position at AIHA in February.
In a private event to be held in February, staff and leadership will honor O'Neil's dedication to and 16 years of accomplishments in promoting the mission of AIHA.
"I will miss AIHA, but leave knowing a strong staff is in place, and that the Board and Nancy will work as partners to achieve the strategic goals that have been established and embraced by the Leadership," said incumbent O'Neil.
Founded in 1939, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is the premier association of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals. AIHA's 10,000 members play a crucial role on the front line of worker health and safety every day. Members represent a cross-section of industry, private business, labor, government and academia. More information is available at www.aiha.org.