Jane S. Diamond, MPH, managing editor of Arthritis & Rheumatology, was on staff in 1987 when Mr. Andrejeski arrived. “There was an immediate sense of confidence about the future of the organization, and he delivered on that,” says Ms. Diamond. “The fact that we still feel so confident about the future of the ACR without Mark is also a testament to him.”
Mr. Andrejeski takes pride in the achievements of the people who work with him. “I have had five different people on my staff over the years who have gone on to run national associations. That, in terms of my contribution to my own profession, is something I am really proud of,” he says.
Steven Echard, IOM, CAE, now chief executive officer of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) in Alexandria, Va., is one of those recruits. He joined the ACR staff at age 25, eventually becoming the executive director of the Rheumatology Research Foundation, a position he held from 2005–’14. He praises Mr. Andrejeski’s “ability to manage the governing process and assist volunteer leadership in making sound decisions. The financial success of the organization over the past 30-plus years is a direct result of his leadership and sound business acumen.”| ← Previous | | | Next → | Single Page