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Thomas Gordon to lead Orthodontists

Former AHIMA CEO heads to St. Louis professional society

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Nov. 3, 2017

Lynne Thomas Gordon has joined the $23M-revenue American Association of Orthodontists in St. Louis as executive director, effective Jan. 8, 2018. She succeeds Chris Vranas, who was recently named CEO of the $6M-revenue Association of Dental Support Organizations in Arlington, Va.

Thomas Gordon was most recently CEO of the $42M-revenue American Health Information Management Association in Chicago. She previously was associate VP of operations and director of Rush Children’s Hospital in Chicago; administrator of Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins, Ga.; and COO of Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit.

Thomas Gordon is chair-elect of the Association Forum’s board of directors and is a former board member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

She has an Executive MBA from Georgia State University.

Recruitment firm Tuft & Associates assisted in the search.