New CEO of the American Dietitian Association hires former employee
http://www.fortune.com/story/en/2014/08/29/american-dietitian-association-moves-further-away-from-hiring-former-employee/287875001/ The American Dietetic Association (ADA) is moving closer to hiring a former employee of the organization, according to the Associated Press.
The news agency reported Wednesday that former executive director and board member Mary Ann DeCamp, who left in August, will be the organization’s first female director.
DeCamp will replace former ADA board member and senior executive director of global strategy, Michael J. Zaremba, who will step down in November after serving the previous five years.
Zarembac will continue to serve on the board as an adviser to ADA’s executive director, and will remain as executive director until she steps down, the ADA said in a statement.
Zremba also serves as senior executive of the ADA’s board of directors, which will meet at the end of the year to elect a new chairman.
DeCamp, a former president of the International Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition (IAIDN), will be responsible for developing and coordinating ADA’s programs and initiatives and helping the organization reach its 2020 goals.
While the ADA was not immediately available for comment, Zarempac’s hiring was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
The ADA has been trying to find a female executive director since 2014, when the group hired former director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack.
That effort was launched in January of this year.
The group, which is made up of about 400 organizations and agencies, had hoped to hire a female director in 2018, but the process stalled after the American Board of Dietetic Medicine decided not to participate.
After meeting with Zaremlac and other stakeholders, the American Council on Exercise, the body representing the fitness industry, in late January, the organization decided to make a hiring decision by the end the year.
Zaremla will replace Zarembs executive director in the ADA.
“We are pleased that Mary Ann has joined the ADA board,” DeCamp said in the statement.
“Mary Ann has spent her career advocating for women’s health and nutrition and will work to support all members of the public in their pursuit of their personal and professional health goals.”