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Conference Board Selects President

The Conference Board selected Jonathan Spector as president and CEO this week from a candidate pool numbering 250. Spector, who is currently vice dean of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, will join The Conference Board on April 16.

Isaacs to Lead Neonatal Nurses Assn

Current RESOLVE CEO and former CEO of American Occupational Health Assn is joining the Washington, DC-based Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses as executive director.

Profile: Jonathan Kempner, Mortgage Banker Assn

After 14 years in a stable organization, Jonathan Kempner wanted a new challenge.  As head of the National Multi-Housing Council, Kempner had seen the organization mature and stabilize, increasing staff and budget dramatically. But at age 50, he jumped at the chance to lead the Mortgage Bankers Association.  In the first year, he was charged with streamlining staff, correcting inefficiencies and uprighting MBA finances.

Primed to Lead: Bill Killmer, NAHB

Instrumental to Killmer’s success is his ability to build consensus. Killmer brings a wealth of experience to the National Association of Home Builders, having worked on both sides of the lobbying industry: in the executive branch and as a lobbyist, what tops the list is his ability to balance all perspectives.

457(f) Offers Great Rewards with Risk

Deferred compensation plans have become a popular choice for executives to sock away funds for a future date, but experts advise caution when navigating 457(f)’s strict rules and regulations.

Common Cause CEO Resigns

After four years leading the citizens lobbying group Common Cause, Chellie Pingree stepped down as CEO on Feb. 10 to consider a run for the U.S. Congress to represent her home state of Maine.

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