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Association Departures and Arrivals (April 30, 2021)


CEO Departures 

Pietranton to retire from ASHA this year 

Arlene Pietranton, longtime CEO of the $80M-revenue American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, will retire near year end, the association announced April 29. Pietranton, CEO Update’s Professional Society CEO of the Year in 2015, has led Rockville, Md.-based ASHA for 17 years.

“Under her leadership, ASHA transformed and expanded services and resources to its members and enhanced its position as a leader in health care and education policy,” ASHA board President A. Lynn Williams said in a statement.

“What has been achieved during my time as ASHA CEO reflects a remarkable team effort—the thoughtful and dedicated work of thousands of ASHA volunteers and staff,” Pietranton said. “The best part of my job has been working with such good, talented, and committed people.” 

Pietranton is the current past chair of the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE) and a former chair of the American Society of Association Executives. In 2018, ASAE presented her its Key Award for exceptional leadership and commitment to voluntary membership organizations. 

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