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Karen HortingTwenty years ago, Karen Horting, CAE, was tapped as a promising job candidate by Tuft & Associates’ Founder Mary Ann Tuft and our late colleague Kathleen Henrichs, who were leading an executive search for the Society of Women Engineers in Chicago. Horting was soon selected and joined SWE as Director of Fund Development in 2004. Just two years later, she was named SWE’s Deputy Executive Director and became Executive Director and CEO in 2014. Over her 20-year career, Horting says that both SWE and her own work kept changing and evolving. Staying with one organ...

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Mark Theis is the new Chief Executive Officer for The Aesthetic Society (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) and The Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF), Garden Grove, CA. As CEO, Theis will oversee all organizational areas and foster industry partnerships to strengthen the organization’s leadership role in aesthetic plastic surgery. Theis succeeds long-time Executive Director Sue M. Dykema, CAE. Most recently, Theis was Vice President, Sales & Marketing, for Proper Hospit...

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Virginia Spitzer, MA, joined the American Medical Association Foundation (AMAF), Chicago, as its new Executive Director, starting July 3. With a staff of 10, Spitzer will manage AMAF’s day-to-day operations and provide strategic leadership to advance the Foundation’s mission and vision. The AMAF has been a leader in healthcare philanthropy since 1950, offering programs that advance public health and medical education. As the philanthropic arm of the American Medical Association (AMA), the world’s largest physician orga...

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By Jill Christie, President, Tuft & Associates, Inc. It’s a new era for mental health awareness in the workplace. Post-pandemic, there is even greater focus on how workplace culture contributes to supporting employees in maintaining good mental health. Candidates at all levels are not afraid to talk about the importance of work/life balance, respecting family obligations, and maintaining good mental health and well-being. Increasingly, these are must-have factors that confirm or cancel candidate interest in a new employer. In turn, we are seeing more and more organizations recognize the value of being open and proactive in supporting work force mental health and well-being for more positive and productive environments. ...

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