Current ADA Executive Director Kathleen T. O’Loughlin, DMD, MPH, announced her decision to retire at the end of 2021 after 12 years serving the association.
The American Dental Association (ADA) announced it has retained the executive search firm Korn Ferry to lead the search for its next Executive Director. The announcement comes after current ADA Executive Director Kathleen T. O’Loughlin, DMD, MPH, announced her decision to retire at the end of 2021 after 12 years of service.
The ADA Board of Trustees approved an Executive Director Search Committee to work with Korn Ferry to conduct the search. According to a press release, the ADA is seeking a leader with extensive knowledge of the health care industry, the dental delivery system, governmental health related agencies, and/or the profession of dentistry, as well as association management and nonprofit financial, operational, and strategic planning skills. The position does not require candidates to be dentists. The full job specification can be found on the Korn Ferry website.
“I thank Dr O’Loughlin for her long-running commitment to our great organization and we are grateful she has given us more than a year’s notice so we can conduct a robust search,” said ADA President Daniel J. Klemmedson, DDS, MD. “As we look to the future, we are committed to finding the most qualified candidate to build on Dr O’Loughlin’s work to power the profession of dentistry and assist dentists in advancing the health of their patients.”