WASHINGTON - The Board of Directors of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) today announced that it has appointed Janet B. Kreizman Chief Executive Officer effective April 1, 2013.

Since 2009, Kreizman has served as Deputy Executive Director & Chief Policy Officer of The Endocrine Society, providing executive management for health and science policy advocacy, strategic communications, patient education, marketing, membership and governance initiatives for the $30 million organization representing more than 16,000 scientists and clinicians.

AACC President Robert H. Christenson, PhD., said, ”Following a comprehensive search that considered a broad list of highly qualified candidates, Janet’s unique  combination of  management skills, professional experience and healthcare community connections make her the ideal choice to serve as AACC’s CEO.  We have completed a strategic plan to  chart our path forward. We are very impressed at how Janet’s vision is confluent with that of the organization, and how she plans to lead AACC into the future.

Ms. Kreizman said, "I am honored to have been selected as AACC’s new CEO and am excited to drive its mission of providing global leadership in advancing the practice and profession of clinical laboratory science and medicine. I look forward to working with the Board of Directors as well as AACC staff towards an exciting future focusing on value of membership, best practices, science and innovation, and global influence. Together, we will advance laboratory medicine to improve health outcomes for patients across the world.

Background on Janet B. Kreizman

Kreizman has 26 years of experience in non-profit and for-profit organizations. Since Kreizman joined The Endocrine Society in 2004, she served as Director, Government & Public Affairs and Senior Director, Government & Public Affairs, before being appointed Deputy Executive Director & Chief Policy Officer in 2009. Prior to The Endocrine Society, Kreizman served as Director, Government & Public Affairs at the American Medical Directors Association and Executive Director, Alliance for Consumer Education and Executive Director, Household & Institutional Products Info. Council at the Consumer Specialty Products Association.;

Kreizman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology & English from Clark University and is a member of the American Association of Medical Society Executives, the American Society of Association Executives, and the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives.

About AACC

Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking laboratory science. Since 1948, AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit www.aacc.org.