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January Issue: AMTA Hires Shelly Johnson as Executive Director

The AMTA Board of Directors has announced the hiring of Shelly Johnson as the new executive director for both AMTA and the Massage Therapy Foundation. Johnson has been AMTA deputy director for more than eight years and has served as interim executive director since August 2010.

AMTA President Kathleen Miller-Read has said in an official announcement, “After we examined the current and future needs of the association, it became clear to our board that Shelly Johnson was the best candidate for executive director. We feel she will bring a unique balance of professionalism, practicality and appreciation for the needs of our membership to the position.”

Shelly has worked with associations for 22 years, including the American Society for Quality. She also was previously executive director for the American Society of Neuroscience Nurses, the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing, the Neuroscience Nursing Foundation and the American Society for Healthcare Materials Management of the American Hospital Association.

Bill Brown, who formerly served as AMTA's director of goverment and industry relations, has been promoted to deputy director, effective January 1, 2011.

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