CHICAGO, Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), a leading organization that oversees the standards for physician Board Certification and the program for Maintenance of Certification (ABMS MOC®) in the United States, has named Jennifer J. Fronek, CPA its Vice President, Finance.
In this role, Ms. Fronek will serve as ABMS's strategic financial lead, working in partnership with the ABMS Leadership Team, Board of Directors and other key stakeholders, to ensure that ABMS's financial plans are aligned to support its strategic goals and long-term plans.
Ms. Fronek brings to ABMS a wealth of financial, strategic, leadership and audit experience, in both the non-profit and corporate business sectors. Her career has encompassed a wide range of organizations from traditional non-profits to publically traded companies and public accounting firms. Most recently Ms. Fronek served as the Vice President, Finance for the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, Inc. where she advised executive and senior leadership on financial planning, risk management, policy compliance and investment priorities while managing the organization's operating budget and financial reporting.
Ms. Fronek's career includes positions at Ernst & Young, LLP in the Chicago office and Tellabs, Inc. in Naperville, Illinois. Additionally, her prior non-profit experience includes temporary positions at Donors Forum of Chicago and the American Planning Association and Board service at Literacy DuPage. She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accountancy and Computer Science and is a Certified Public Accountant.
"Jennifer's extensive financial expertise and understanding of nonprofit financial models will enable ABMS to rapidly advance the business elements of our five-year strategic plan," said Laura Skarnulis, ABMS Chief Operating Officer. "Her technical experience, coupled with her dedication to "quality first" and a continuous learning approach are the ideal qualities for the ABMS financial lead both now and in the future."
"We welcome Jennifer and her leadership to ABMS," said Lois Margaret Nora, MD, JD, MBA, ABMS President and Chief Executive Officer. "Her contributions will be an important component as we work to implement our new, strategic plan that captures our commitment to transform and innovate lifelong certification in partnership with our 24 Member Boards."
Established in 1933, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) continues to be the leading not-for-profit organization overseeing physician certification in the United States. ABMS establishes the standards its 24 Member Boards use to develop and implement educational and professional evaluation, assessment, and certification of physician specialists. More than 840,000 physicians are certified in one or more of the 150 specialties and subspecialties offered by the ABMS Member Boards. For more information about ABMS, visit www.abms.org or call (312) 436-2600.
SOURCE American Board of Medical Specialties