July 6, 2020
Kay Whalen, MBA, CAE
AAAAI Names Rebecca Brandt, CAE, as Executive Director Effective July 1, 2020
MILWAUKEE, WI – The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) has announced that Rebecca Brandt, CAE, has been named AAAAI Executive Director effective July 1, 2020.
Ms. Brandt has previously held positions in the AAAAI. These include Director of Research and Training and, most recently, Associate Executive Director, a position that she has held for almost three years. She will succeed Kay Whalen, MBA, CAE, who has served in that role since 2000. Ms. Whalen will assume the role of AAAAI Executive Director Emeritus.
When asked to comment, Ms. Brandt stated: “I look forward to continuing to work with the AAAAI leadership in this role. The challenges facing associations in 2020 are different than they were in previous years and we will face them together.”
AAAAI President Mary Beth Fasano, MD, MSPH, FAAAAI, expressed her support of this change. “The AAAAI Board and other volunteers look forward to working with Becky in her new role. Given her knowledge of our organization and our members, we are certain that she will serve the AAAAI well. We also thank Kay for her work these past 20 years and look forward to her continuing involvement on a different level.”
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) represents allergists, asthma specialists, clinical immunologists, allied health professionals and others with a special interest in the research and treatment of allergic and immunologic diseases. Established in 1943, the AAAAI has more than 7,100 members in the United States, Canada and 72 other countries. The AAAAI’s Find an Allergist/Immunologist service is a trusted resource to help you find a specialist close to home.