AAFPRS Appoints Steve Jurich as Executive Vice President

Welcomes Mr. Jurich to World’s Largest Specialty Organization for Facial Plastic Surgeons

WASHINGTON, DC – October 17, 2016 – The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) is proud to announce that Steve Jurich is the new Executive Vice President and CEO. With over 27 years of experience, Mr. Jurich has a distinguished record as a passionate leader in non-profit association and business management.

“We are honored to welcome Mr. Jurich,” says Ed Williams, MD, Immediate Past President of the AAFPRS. “After an exhaustive interview process, we selected Steve based on his exceptional qualifications and track record as an accomplished, mission-driven leader. He will do a spectacular job representing our Academy while building upon our history, fostering collaboration, compassion and teamwork to achieve our business priorities.”

Mr. Jurich is a graduate of Adelphi University in Garden City, NY. For the past nine years, he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA). In this role, he strengthened operational processes and systems, while developing new business opportunities and revenue to support long-term organizational growth, financial stability and success.

Prior to his tenure at the NHIA, Mr. Jurich held positions as Vice President of Education and Shared Learning for the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA, now Leading Age) and as Director of Operations and Development for the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC). Under Mr. Jurich’s strategic management, both implemented new processes for enhanced membership offerings and growth, new product development and increased revenue streams and outcomes.

“I am exceptionally excited to collaborate with all the AAFPRS stakeholders, as I’m deeply drawn to the Academy’s mission, and especially to the important work our members do for patients,” shares Mr. Jurich.  “Together, we will build upon the impressive 50-plus year AAFPRS history to genuinely partner around our shared industry objectives—and to create a thriving future for facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.”

Before moving to the non-profit association management sector, Mr. Jurich held various medical social work management positions in hospitals and nursing homes where he learned the nuances of the health care and aging services industries.

ABOUT THE AAFPRS:

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is the world’s largest specialty association for facial plastic surgery.  It represents more than 2,500 facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons throughout the world. The AAFPRS is a National Medical Specialty Society of the American Medical Association (AMA), and holds an official seat in both the AMA House of Delegates and the American College of Surgeons board of governors. AAFPRS members are board certified surgeons whose focus is surgery of the face, head, and neck.  www.aafprs.org

For more information, or to schedule an interview with an AAFPRS spokesperson, please contact KELZ PR at 646-450-5359 // Patty – pattymathews@kelzpr.com or Melissa – melissa@kelzpr.com

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