ABA Launches National Search for New Executive Director

Mary E. Post, M.B.A., C.A.E., is leaving the Board to Assume CEO Role at AAN

ABA Media Contact:
Michele Pore
(919) 745-2283
Raleigh, N.C. (Dec. 20, 2019) – Following 12 years of extraordinary leadership, the Executive Director, Administrative Affairs Mary E. Post, M.B.A., C.A.E., has accepted the Chief Executive Officer role at the American Academy of Neurology, the world’s largest association of neurologists and neuroscience professionals, effective in April 2020. The ABA’s Board of Directors has begun a national search for her successor.
“Mary Post has been instrumental in helping us realize our vision to transform the ABA into a physician-centered organization whose programs advance our specialty, enhance patient safety and promote lifelong learning,” said David O. Warner, M.D., the ABA Secretary. “As we begin a national search for her successor, we will look for a leader who will build upon our strong foundation for innovation, a progressive philosophy, and inclusive leadership.”
Under Ms. Post’s leadership, our Board conceived of and executed a strategic plan that has transformed our certification programs, enhanced our organizational competence and developed a progressive, forward thinking staff. In addition to completely transforming our examination system for initial certification, we have significantly enhanced our continuing certification program by replacing the once every ten year examination with a longitudinal assessment program, and other improvements.
The emphasis of the ABA on transformational innovation in our certification and continuing certification programs, supported by our superb ABA staff, will continue as the search process continues. 
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The mission of the American Board of Anesthesiology® (ABA) is to advance the highest standards of the practice of anesthesiology. As the certifying body for anesthesiologists since 1938, the ABA is committed to partnering with physicians to advance lifelong learning and exceptional patient care. The Board administers initial and subspecialty certification exams as well as the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology® (MOCA®) program, which is designed to promote lifelong learning, a commitment to quality clinical outcomes and patient safety. Based in Raleigh, N.C., the ABA is a nonprofit organization and a Member Board of the American Board of Medical Specialties.