Society News Now, Special Edition, February 9, 2016
The Board of Directors of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) is pleased to announce the selection of James Flanigan as ASCLS Executive Vice President to succeed Elissa Passiment, who announced her pending retirement earlier last year.
James “Jim” Flanigan, CAE comes to ASCLS from the Society of Critical Care Medicine, where he was the Director of Marketing. He is the chief revenue officer responsible for generating nearly 80% of the Society’s gross income through program and product marketing and membership programs as well as institutional and international sales and industry relations.
Prior to joining the SCCM staff, Jim served as Director of Marketing for the American Veterinary Medical Association where he oversaw the association’s member, market and economic research as well as the AVMA’s public education campaigns and association-wide branding. He is a 26 year veteran of the association management profession and a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications.
He received his Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential in 2013.
Jim and his wife Kris have two sons. He and his family, which includes two cats, live in Carol Stream, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago.
Jim will be joining ASCLS March 1, 2016. Elissa will team with Jim for a yet-to-be-determined period of transition.
The Board of Directors would like to thank the EVP Search Committee for their dedication during the search process.
Of course, the Board would also like to acknowledge Elissa’s dedication during her almost 21 years of service to ASCLS as our EVP and for her prior service as a Past President and member. Elissa stated that she is looking forward to attending a national meeting with husband Joe and having time to socialize!