October 15, 2007

Cheryl Kreider Carey has been named executive director of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) after serving the past 11 months as the organization’s interim executive director.

Carey, who holds the CAE (Certified Association Executive), has served on the national office staff since 1999, first as convention director, then as deputy executive director (convention, exposition and education) beginning in 2001.

The search committee formed by AAA and headed by the organization’s president-elect, Patrick Feeney, worked for more than 5 months to determine the best candidate for the executive director position. From an initial group of more than 60 applicants, the committee selected the top 10 candidates for initial interviews.  Four candidates were selected for second interviews, and two finalists were brought
before the board for final interviews and a subsequent vote.

A news release from AAA characterizes Carey as a person whose passions include promoting the profession of audiology in the eyes of the public, assisting volunteers in forming strategic partnerships, facilitating the development of the volunteer-staff team and directing the national office staff. The release also states Carey is poised to continue and expand her work with the volunteer leadership and membership to advance the science and technology of audiology, and to promote AAA as the largest organization in the world of, by and for audiologists.

Source: American Academy of Audiology