At a recent meeting of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Board of Directors, Executive Director Guy Fogleman, PhD, CFA, announced his retirement, which will be effective December 2016. Fogleman has led FASEB through a period of expansion since July 2006.
Under Fogleman’s leadership, FASEB membership grew from 21 societies in 2006 to 30 societies in 2016. He steered the organization through the 2008 economic downturn and created an environment that enabled core FASEB activities to thrive. Today, FASEB represents 125,000 members in biological and biomedical research associations in the United States.
“Under Guy’s leadership, FASEB prospered in the face of challenging economic headwinds. His steady hand allowed the Federation to grow to be the nation’s largest coalition of biomedical researchers with a powerful voice in Washington,” said FASEB President, Parker Antin, PhD.
“FASEB is a great organization with a distinguished history and an important mission. I am delighted to have had the privilege of serving as its Executive Director,” Fogleman said. Prior to joining FASEB, Fogleman was Director of the Biomedical Research Division at NASA Headquarters, where he led NASA’s biomedical and biological science and technology programs.
FASEB Vice President for Science Policy, Thomas Baldwin, PhD, chairs the search committee to identify Fogleman’s replacement. FASEB’s Board of Directors has retained Transition Management Consulting, Inc. to assist in the search. Jackie Eder-Van Hook, PhD, will lead the search.
“This is an exciting time for the Federation. FASEB’s next Executive Director will help establish the Federation’s vision for the future and determine how to provide maximal value to our members as well as the broader community of researchers in the biological and biomedical sciences,” Baldwin said.