American Academy of Dermatology Taps Korn/Ferry International To Conduct Search For Next Executive Director

Jun 13, 2012, 10:00 ET from American Academy of Dermatology

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology today announced that it has retained Korn/Ferry International, the world's largest executive search firm, to conduct the search for the Academy's next executive director.  This individual will succeed Ronald A. Henrichs, CAE, who retired from the Academy effective June 5.

The Ad Hoc Task Force for the Executive Director Search along with Korn/Ferry International will begin the search process for the Academy's next Executive Director. The Ad Hoc Task Force is chaired by immediate past president, Ronald L. Moy, MD, FAAD, and consists of: Suzanne M. Olbricht, MD, FAAD, secretary-treasurer who will serve as vice chair; Daniel M. Siegel, MD, FAAD, president; Dirk M. Elston, MD, FAAD, president-elect; Brett M. Coldiron, MD, FAAD, incoming president-elect; Barbara M. Mathes, MD, FAAD, assistant secretary-treasurer; Jean L. Bolognia, MD, FAAD; Boni E. Elewski, MD, FAAD; Lisa A. Garner, MD, FAAD; C. William Hanke, MD, FAAD; Mark Lebwohl, MD, FAAD; Henry W. Lim, MD, FAAD; David M. Pariser, MD, FAAD; and Darrell S. Rigel, MD, FAAD.

The search for the Academy's next executive director is expected to take up to six months. Eileen M. Murray, MM, CFRE, CAE, who has served the Academy as the deputy executive director for the past four years, will continue to serve as acting executive director until the search is complete.

All interested candidates should contact the Korn/Ferry partners leading this effort: Lorraine Lavet, sector leader, National Association Specialty Practice ( and Thomas Giella, managing director, Health Care Services Practice (

Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. A sister organization to the Academy, the American Academy of Dermatology Association is the resource for government affairs, health policy and practice information for dermatologists, and plays a major role in formulating policies that can enhance the quality of dermatologic care. With a membership of more than 17,000 physicians worldwide, the Academy is committed to: advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education, and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails. For more information, contact the Academy at 1 (888) 462-DERM (3376) or visit Follow the Academy on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology) or Twitter (@AADskin).

SOURCE American Academy of Dermatology