We have made great strides in improving the manage-ment of ASA over the past year and a half. In the September 2012 NEWSLETTER, James Grant, M.D., ASA Treasurer, summarized the careful process by which we selected our new CEO, Paul Pomerantz (see page 8 for Paul’s first NEWSLETTER report). This capped a lengthy process of management review and long-term planning for positioning ASA among the most successful specialty societies. This process took place in several parts relating to recognition of the need to evolve our management structure, deciding on that management structure, implementing changes and the transition to the new structure. I would like to use this space to review history and the current status of ASA’s management as we prepare to welcome our new CEO on board, full-time. I would also like to review the process by which we made the ASA fully prepared to take advantage of...

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