May 2020 Volume LV Number 3


AAPD Headquarters Update

November 2019 Volume LIV Number 6

Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel C. Scott Litch was one of four honorary Fellows inducted into the American College of Dentists (ACD) at their ceremony on Sept. 5, 2019. This was in recognition of his "exceptional contributions to the dental profession." ACD Honorary Fellowship is bestowed on individuals who do not hold a dental degree, but have significantly advance the profession of dentistry or oral health care and have shown exceptional leadership. It is the highest award the ACD confers on non-dentists. Litch has worked for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for 20 years and for the American Dental Education Association for over 11 years prior to that. He was nominated for honorary fellowship by Drs. Joel H. Berg, Warren A. Brill, Steven D. Chan, John S. Rutkauskas, Jade Miller, Jerome B. Miller and Heber Simmons Jr.
Below is a summary of recent staff promtions that were effective July 1, 2019.
  • Tom Jurczak - Senior Busines Services Director
  • Leola Royston - Education Development and Academic Support Manager
  • Lily Snyder - Web and Social Media Manager
  • Suzanne Wester - Senior Membership Director and Marketing Director. We also congratulate Suzanne on obtaining her CAE certification (this stands for Certified Association Executive). She was recognized along with other new CAEs at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Association Executives in Columbus, Ohio, in August. 
We are pleased to announce that Ken Berry has been promoted to Publications Coordinator, effective in October. Congratulations Ken! 
We congratulate Margaret Bjerklie on achieving CAP (Certified Administrative Professional) status. 
We also want to acknowledge the fine work of our 2019 Summer Interns: Government Affairs Intern Hannah Fogel (going into her senior year at Loyola University Chicago.), Communications Intern Zoey Degen (going into her senior year at the University of Missouri), and Government Affairs Intern Atif Osmani (going into his junior year at the University of Chicago).

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