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 | Published on 9/18/2019

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AAPL Director, Ric Bajon reported: "This past Sunday, I attended the quarterly AAPL Board Meeting.  At that meeting, we voted to hire a new Executive Vice President to replace Melanie Bell.  Her name is Dr. Greta P. Zeimetz."  
She comes to AAPL with the following qualifications:

Currently serving as CEO (EVP equivalent) of an 18,000 member non-profit professional association whose mission is to provide exceptional continuing education and professional development specifically designed to advance its members in their careers

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage certification and professional development programs, web-based and live continuing education programs, annual conference, publications, marketing

  • Prepare and manage significant annual budget

  • Manage staff with ~14 direct reports

  • Actively participate in all committees and board of director functions

  • Represent association through trade shows, speaking engagements, outreach and advocacy

Extensive education and professional development directly relevant to EVP’s duties and responsibilities

  • Bachelors Degree in Communications
  • Masters in Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Doctor of Business Administration
  • Holds Certified Association Executive certificate through the American Society of Association Executives

Authored numerous professional presentations and articles on relevant topics

  • Business trends
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Learning

Experienced in leveraging technology to streamline processes, manage budgets, data-mine to understand members’ needs

  • Accomplished public speaker
  • Thrives on providing mentorship, training and professional development for staff