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Givray to step down as head of SmithBucklin

CEO will remain company's board chairman after transition

Feb. 20, 2105


Henry Givray will step down as president and CEO of SmithBucklin at the end of the year, the Chicago-based association management company announced Feb. 19. In his place, Executive Vice President Matt Sanderson will be promoted to CEO.

Givray has a long history with SmithBucklin. He first joined the company in 1983 and worked for nearly 13 years as chief executive for several of its client associations. He left in 1996 to work in the IT sector, but returned in 2002 as the company’s CEO. Givray will step down Dec. 31 but will remain chairman of the company’s board of directors after his departure.

Sanderson joined SmithBucklin in 2010. He previously was a director with Sikich Investment Banking.  He has an MBA from the University of Chicago.