For Immediate Release
Washington, D.C. (September 18, 2019) — The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) announced today they have appointed a new Executive Director. After a thorough executive search process, the search committee chose Douglas Fesler, who currently serves as Associate Executive Director.
With 22 years of experience in association management for ASBMR, Fesler brings a proven track record of growing the association through membership recruitment and retention initiatives, fostering membership engagement, facilitating collaboration within the bone and musculoskeletal research field, and leading advocacy efforts to raise awareness for issues affecting the industry. In addition to his current role on ASBMR, Fesler is also Executive Director for the District of Columbia Dental Society which serves more than 500 dentists in and around the metro Washington, D.C. area. There, he led the restructuring of the organization’s operations, reinvigorated new member engagement, and redesigned the annual event. Fesler has a B.A. in International Relations and Economics from Texas Christian University and an M.A. in International Affairs from The Catholic University of America.
“Doug has been an integral part of the ASBMR team for more than twenty years. His deep knowledge of the bone and mineral science field, along with his passion for advocacy and experience in driving strategic programs, makes him the ideal executive to lead ASBMR,” said Bart Clarke, M.D, ASBMR President. “We are thrilled to have Doug serve in this critical role for ASBMR. The team and ASBMR leadership look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with him to advance the organization.”
“I am honored and grateful to the ASBMR Council for the opportunity to lead this dynamic organization comprised of innovative and dedicated medical and scientific professionals. Having worked alongside our talented staff team and passionate volunteers for the past two decades, I am committed to continuing the momentum around membership, advocacy and collaboration within the field to bring forward important clinical recommendations, while defining a path forward for the association,” said Fesler.
Fesler will assume the Executive Director role on November 1, 2019, following the planned retirement of longtime ASBMR Executive Director, Ann Elderkin, P.A.
The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) is the leading professional, scientific and medical society established to bring together clinical and experimental scientists involved in the study of bone, mineral and musculoskeletal research. ASBMR encourages and promotes the study of this expanding field through annual scientific meetings, an official journal (Journal of Bone and Mineral Research®), the Primer on Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism, advocacy and interaction with government agencies and related societies. To learn more about upcoming meetings and publications, please visit www.asbmr.org.
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