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Managing change times two

July 10, 2015
By Lori Sharn


Just six months after starting a new job, Walter Marlowe is also shouldering another leadership role. The new executive director of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists is the incoming chair of the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives. He grabs the baton during CESSE’s annual conference July 14-16 in Norfolk, Va.

In some ways, CESSE and AAPS are going through similar experiences as they seek to stay relevant in a rapidly changing space, Marlowe said. CESSE—once an informal network of CEOs—is welcoming other C-suite executives, and hired its first executive director in 2013. The group has about 220 member organizations and 1,000 individual members.