Newswise — PARK RIDGE, Ill., -- The American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) Board of Directors selected David Hebert, JD, to serve as AANA Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to guide the association through the transitional period between the departure of CEO Randall Moore, DNP, MBA, CRNA, and the hiring of a new CEO.

From 2013 to 2020, Hebert served as CEO of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). In addition, he was CEO of the American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) prior to the merger of the ACNP and AANP. Before working on behalf of nurse practitioners, Hebert was president of the DEH Group, LLC, a government relations firm that represented a variety of clients on healthcare issues.   Following his retirement from the AANP, Hebert started a new consulting firm, Hebert Strategies.

Hebert has also served as senior vice president of policy and government relations for the American Health Care Association. He was counsel at Alston & Bird, LLP, where he worked in the healthcare group under the former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Tom Scully, and he was chief of staff for Senator Roy Blunt when Blunt served as House Majority Whip. Prior to his work on Capitol Hill, Hebert was the director of Federal Government Affairs for the AANA from 1995 to 2003 and directed the Washington government affairs office. 

“I am honored to return to the AANA to support its staff and Board of Directors,” Hebert said. “The AANA has a strong history of serving the profession and its members, and it is a privilege to be entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring a smooth transition as the organization begins its next chapter.”  

Hebert was twice named by Roll Call to its list of “Fabulous 50 Movers and Shakers Behind the Scenes on Capitol Hill.” In 2016, Hebert was named as one of the Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential.  

He received his juris doctorate from the Pepperdine University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon. Hebert is admitted to practice law in Texas and in the District of Columbia, as well as admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.