Promotions and Changes
Todd Thibodeaux has been named
president and CEO of the Computing Technology Industry Association
(Comp TIA) in Oakbrook Terrace,
replacing John Venator, who led
Comp TIA since 1989. Thibodeaux
spent the last 17 years with the Consumer Electronics Association, most recently as its senior vice president of industry relations. Venator will continue to serve as president and CEO of the
Comp TIA Educational Foundation, the association’s charitable
outreach program, through Aug. 31, 2010.
The Environmental Leadership Program has
appointed Kimberly Roberts as executive director.
Roberts has served as the ELP’s deputy director
since 2006 and prior to working at ELP, was staff
director for the Chicago-based National Training
and Information Center.
Byron V. Garrett is the new CEO of the Chicago-based PTA national organization, the first black
man to be the organization’s chief staff executive.
Garrett most recently served as the chief of staff
for the Office of Public Affairs at the U.S. customs
and Border Protection Agency.
The Professional Convention Management Association has named
Gail Fairhall as vice president of
research and Liz Giannini as manager of chapters and membership.
Fairhall Giannini Most recently, Fairhall served as
director, benefits and financial services, at Oswald Trippe and
Company. Giannini previously worked as program manager for
the Women’s Foodservice Forum.
The American Veterinary Medical Association recently made
Forbes Hall Michael-Lee M. Forbes as state
policy analyst for the AVMA’s State Legislative and Regulatory
Affairs Department; Dr. Derrick D. Hall, as assistant director
and program coordinator of the AVMA’s Membership & Field
Service Division and as an advisor to the Student American Veterinary Medical Association; and Kim Michael-Lee, CPA, MBA,
as director and chief financial officer of the AVMA’s Business
Division. Forbes previously was an associate at Torshen, Slobig,
Genden, Dragutinovich & Axel in Chicago; Hall worked as an
associate veterinarian at the Northland Veterinary Hospital in
Wittenberg, Wisc.; and Michael-Lee most recently was chief
financial officer for the Greater Illinois Chapter of the National
Multiple Sclerosis Society.
FORUM magazine received
two Awards of Excellence
from the 20th annual Awards
for Publication Excellence
(APEX) competition. FORUM
was honored with an Award of Excellence
— Magazines & Journals — Print Over 32
Pages for its August 2007 issue. Heather
Ryndak Swink, managing editor of FORUM
magazine and the Association Forum of Chicagoland’s assistant
director of communications, won an Award of Excellence —
Feature Writing for her December 2007 Signature Story, “Gift of
Hope.” Swink also recently was named managing editor of
FORUM magazine. She previously was associate editor.