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American College of Chest Physicians Names New CEO
Date:8/10/2009

Paul A. Markowski to Join ACCP as New EVP and CEO

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Chest Physicians announced today that its Board of Regents has named Paul A. Markowski, CAE, as the new Executive Vice President and CEO for the international medical specialty society. Mr. Markowski will succeed Alvin Lever, FCCP(Hon), as only the fourth EVP and CEO in the society's 75-year history.

"We are very excited to welcome the newest addition of the ACCP leadership team," said James. A. L. Mathers, Jr., M.D., FCCP, President of the ACCP. "Paul comes to the ACCP with a robust background in health-care advocacy, communications, and organizational management. The ACCP will undoubtedly benefit from his experience as we strive to further the College's mission and strategic edge in the health-care marketplace."

For the last 4 years, Mr. Markowski has been the Deputy Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery. Prior to this position, he worked with the American Medical Association for 15 years, holding such positions as Director of Federation Relations and Advocacy Campaign Manager.

"I am truly honored to be only the fourth EVP and CEO of the ACCP in the last 75 years. I am excited about the opportunity and look forward to working with a dynamic, forward-thinking organization, led by leadership and staff committed to their professions."

Mr. Markowski, a longtime Chicago resident, received a business degree from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, and has attained his CAE (Certified Association Executive). He holds active memberships in the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the American Association of Medical Society Executives (AAMSE).

Mr. Markowski will join the ACCP on October 19 and offic
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