March 2017

AAOS appoints Arend chief executive

The Rosemont, IL-based American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in February announced the appointment of Thomas E. Arend Jr, CAE, as CEO. Arend, whose appointment is effective April 1, will work directly with the AAOS board of directors and executive management team to oversee a staff of 250 and manage an annual budget of $60 million.

He will replace Karen L. Hackett, FACHE, CAE, who is retiring after 14 years.

Arend currently serves as executive VP, COO, and general counsel at the American College of Cardiology (ACC), based in Washington, DC.

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