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Association Departures and Arrivals (May 14, 2021)


CEO Departures

Computing research leader to retire 

Andrew Bernat announced he’ll retire by Sept. 1 after nearly 20 years as executive director of the $7.4M-revenue Computing Research Association. He told CEO Update he plans on going hiking.

Bernat joined CRA in 2002 and led “a dramatic, positive transformation,” more than tripling the association’s size, according to a CRA statement. He also launched the group’s Computing Community Consortium and the Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline. Bernat is also secretary of the American Association for the Advancement of Science section on Information, Computing and Communication. He was named an AAAS Fellow in 2018. 

Before joining CRA, Bernat was a founding member and chair of the computer science department at the University of Texas at El Paso. He has a doctorate in astronomy from the University of Texas at Austin.

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