The board of directors of the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) announced 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 to support a smooth transition for the staff of 50 and ensure continuity for the 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 explained the rationale for Green’s appointment. “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.”

In a private event held in February, staff and leadership honored O’Neil’s 16 years of 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 O’Neil. 

New global learning leader

In other news, AIHA announced the appointment of Mark Milroy, CAE, as the association’s managing director, global learning. Milroy, who possesses leadership experience in education programming and technical content, will play a major role in enhancing AIHA’s education program.

“AIHA plays a critical role as the leading provider of education to the OEHS community,” Milroy said. “I’m honored to join the AIHA team, and I look forward to enhancing the learning opportunities we provide to those who protect worker health.”

Milroy most recently worked as the vice president, learning, at the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the Center for Association Leadership. He previously held senior-level positions at APICS, the Association for Operations Management; the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC); and John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. He is also a Certified Association Executive (CAE).

“Mark is sure to hit his stride quickly at AIHA,” said AIHA Interim Executive Director Nancy Green, FASAE, CAE. “He brings experience working with technical content, knowledge of progressive learning models, and a track record of success in complex association environments. His professional, even-handed approach with volunteers and staff is just one more added bonus.”

Milroy has experience in developing new products; analyzing organizations’ education programming; identifying deficiencies and potential opportunities; and developing innovative and cost-effective solutions to maximize competitiveness, increase revenues, and improve customer service.