Greg Dummer, CAE, Announced as New CEO for American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

Newswise — Rosemont, IL –The AOSSM Board of Directors is pleased to announce Greg Dummer, CAE as the Society’s next chief executive, replacing Irv Bomberger who will retire at the end of July. For the past 16 years, Mr. Dummer was CEO of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS), a multi-disciplinary scientific society for academic, government and industry researchers.

“Greg’s 25 years of non-profit society management experience and wealth of expertise in strategic planning, membership development, international collaboration and publishing will help grow our Society and meet our future opportunities and challenges,” said Allen Anderson, MD, AOSSM President.

During his time at SLAS, Greg led the Board leadership through the successful merger of two international science societies, helped launch in-person and online educational programming, established a $1 million educational fund to annually award $100,000 research grants and facilitated author workshops at universities and conferences throughout Europe and Asia. In addition, his previous experience included serving as a manager/supervisor/director for Smith, Bucklin & Associates (SBA), the world’s largest association management firm, where he oversaw marketing and communications programs for 25+ association clients.

“I am pleased to be able to turn over my executive responsibilities to Greg. He has a stellar reputation in the association management field, and I believe his professional strengths and personal qualities are a unique fit for the Society that will provide for its continued growth. AOSSM is a special organization, and I am sure Greg will serve the profession well,” said Bomberger.

Greg is a Certified Association Executive through the American Society of Association Executives and was named one of the Top 25 Non-Profit CEOs in the United States by CEO Update magazine in 2009. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin.

“I am excited to be joining the AOSSM team and look forward to cultivating, learning from and leading staff, members and the orthopaedic sports medicine community to future growth and excellence,” said Dummer.

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is a global leader in sports medicine education, research, communication and fellowship, and includes national and international orthopaedic sports medicine leaders. The Society works closely with many other sports medicine specialists, including athletic trainers, physical therapists, family physicians, and others to improve the identification, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries. AOSSM is also a founding partner of the STOP Sports Injuries campaign to prevent overuse and traumatic injuries in kids.