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The U.S. Department of Commerce's (DOC) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a government member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has announced that Phillip Singerman, Ph.D., has been appointed to the newly created position of associate director for innovation and industry services.

As of January 31, Dr. Singerman will lead NIST's external partnership programs, including the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the Technology Innovation Program, and the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.This new position was created as part of the first major realignment of NIST programs in 20 years. [see related news item]

Dr. Singerman previously served as a senior vice president at B&D Consulting, where he provided strategic advice and technical assistance on economic development programs to nonprofit and public organizations. During the Clinton Administration, he served as assistant secretary for economic development at the DOC. He has 30 years of experience leading regional technology development and transfer organizations, including the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) and Philadelphia's Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP). Earlier, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Colombia.

Dr. Singerman received a bachelor's degree from Oberlin College and a doctorate from Yale University. He has taught at Yale College, Barnard College, and the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania.

ANSI organizational member the American Medical Association (AMA) has announced that its executive vice president and CEO Michael Maves, M.D., will complete his successful leadership of the AMA when his current contract ends on June 30, 2011. Dr. Maves has served in this role since 2001.

The AMA Board of Trustees expects to have completed a candidate search and have a new executive vice president and CEO in place by the conclusion of Dr. Maves's contract. In the interim, Bernard Hengesbaugh, chief operating officer, will partner with Dr. Maves to ensure a seamless transition. No additional executive changes are expected.

"Under Dr. Maves's leadership, the American Medical Association restored its financial stability, weathered the recession, and implemented a number of critical initiatives to improve quality of care, increase access to care and establish a fair system of payment for physicians within the Medicare program," said Ardis Hoven, M.D., chair of the AMA Board of Trustees. "We thank him for his many years of distinguished service."

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