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CEO & EVP, Arizona Medical Association


Libby McDannell, CAE, joined the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) as its Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President in December 2017. She previously served as the CEO & Executive Vice President of the American Society of Transplantation (AST).

Under her leadership, ArMA’s reserves have increased by $1 million with the sale of the association’s building. McDannell has created additional non-dues revenue with a new Affiliate Partner program, while establishing a Student Section within ArMA to generate support for the next generation of physicians in the state of Arizona. She has expanded communications to the association’s more than 4,000 allopathic and osteopathic physician members, streamlined ArMA’s financial management, and implemented good governance procedures. McDannell and her team are currently moving forward to conduct a strategic planning session in January 2019.

ABOUT TUFT: “It was a pleasure to work with Kathy Henrichs and the Tuft team throughout my interview process with the Arizona Medical Association. Kathy proactively communicated with me during each step and was knowledgeable about the organization and job requirements. I felt like she also advocated for me as an executive-level candidate and educated the search committee about what would make the position attractive to an outside candidate. I would unequivocally recommend Tuft & Associates to organizations who are going through the search process for a senior executive.”