Hunt’s leadership propelled Society to unprecedented growth Newswise — Chevy Chase, MD ––After 25 years as executive director and CEO of the world’s oldest, largest and most active organization devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology, Scott Hunt has announced he will retire next January.
As CEO he has been intimately involved with the Society’s strategic direction including expanding its publication base significantly, adding educational programs, advocacy and public outreach efforts, expanding its international reach, and most recently in the creation of ENDOExpo, a revolutionary exhibition design. He has engineered the Society’s growth to become one of Washington Business Journal’s top 50 associations.
“When I came on board in 1988 and saw the prismatic role of hormones in human health, I knew we could take our place among the great medical and scientific societies in the world, and we have.” said Hunt. “There is some loss in closing this chapter of my life, but immense satisfaction as well. The Society has come so far, its future is unlimited, and it is poised for its next leap.”
Since Hunt began his tenure as CEO in 1988, the Society has experienced tremendous growth including:
• Revenue has increased from $1.6 million to $30 million;• Membership has grown from 5,800 to 16,200, in more than 100 countries;• ENDO attendance has grown from 4,100 to 9,100;• Staff has grown from four to 90 employees; and• Creation of the Hormone Health Network, a public education program.
In 2007, The American Medical Association honored Hunt with the Medical Executive Meritorious Achievement Award. The award is given to a medical association executive who has demonstrated exceptional service and contributions to the goals and ideals of the medical profession.
Hunt was president of the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives from 2007 to 2008, and served on its board from 2003-2009.
He received his bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., and his MBA from the Harvard Business School. Prior to his employ with The Endocrine Society, Hunt was VP/General Manager at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.
The Society has not yet named a search firm to fill the Society’s executive director and CEO position.
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Founded in 1916, The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest, largest and most active organization devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology. Today, The Endocrine Society’s membership consists of over 16,000 scientists, physicians, educators, nurses and students in more than 100 countries. Society members represent all basic, applied and clinical interests in endocrinology. The Endocrine Society is based in Chevy Chase, Maryland. To learn more about the Society and the field of endocrinology, visit our site at www.endo-society.org. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/EndoMedia.