Consumer Data Industry Association - Francis Creighton to CEO, effective May 15. Public policy SVP Eric J. Ellman has been interim CEO since September. Creighton is government affairs EVP at the Financial Services Roundtable. Previously he served as chief of staff to Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., and in the same position when Murphy was a member of the House of Representatives. Earlier Creighton was chief lobbyist of the Mortgage Bankers Association and served on the staffs of other federal legislators, including his first position as a staff assistant to Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and history at State University of New York Albany, and a master’s degree in public policy at Georgetown.
National Grape & Wine Initiative - Donnell Brown to president, succeeding Camron King. Since 2009, Brown has operated Between the Vines, a consulting firm. She also served as senior marketing director for Wolffer Estate Vineyard in New York, and was marketing director for Visit Temecula Valley. She has served as executive director of Long Island Merlot Alliance. Before entering the wine industry, Brown worked in corporate communications for GTE, Verizon Wireless, and Amdocs Inc.
National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council - Duane Taylor to executive director, effective June 1. Taylor succeeds Russ Ehnes, who is retiring after nearly two decades. Ehnes will manage the Bull Run Guest Ranch near Great Falls, Mont. Since 2005, Taylor has been federal affairs director for Motorcycle Industry Council, Specialty Vehicle Institute of America, Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association, and Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Prieviously he was natural resource policy director for the Texas Office of State/Federal Regulations.
Wildlife Society - Ed Thompson, from COO to CEO, effective July 1. She will succeed Ken Williams, who will retire.
California Bankers Association - Simone Lagomarsino to CEO, succeeding Rod Brown, who is retiring after 10 years . Lagomarsino was CEO of Heritage Oaks Bank, and CEO of Heritage Oaks Bancorp. In 2013, Lagomarsino was honored by American Banker magazine as one of the top three community bankers in the country.
Nebraska Association for the Gifted - Kristen Job to executive director, from coordinator at Westside Secondary Excellence in Youth program. Job has served on the NAG board for six years.
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies - Jim Pittas from SVP to COO and as successor to CEO Charles Yuska when Yuska retires in 2018.
News in Brief
Rebuilding Together will move to an open floorpan at 899 N. Capitol St. NE, Washington, from 1899 L Street, NW, effective July 1. West, Lane & Schlager assisted in the relocation.
To generate nondues revenue, New York City Bar Association has opened its new event space and in-house catering services to the public. The headquarters is located 42 W. 44th St. in Midtown Manhattan. The neoclassical building was completed in 1896. It was named a New York City Landmark in 1960 and to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. For details, click here.
State Bar of California has closed its Office of Bar Relations Outreach, which was responsible for liaison services to local bars within the state. The office was staffed by Carol Madeja, former managing director, and Leanna Dickstein, former project coordinator.
New York Society of Association Executives honored Nicole Millman-Falk, president of Millman-Falk Communications, with its 2017 Distinguished Service Award at a presentation luncheon this week. Millman-Falk was the longtime editor of NYSAE's flagship magazine among other responsibilities.