ADA_Catherine_MillsThe American Dental Association (ADA) appointed Catherine Mills as vice president, conferences and continuing education. Mills has served as director, annual meeting and committee on annual meetings at the ADA since 2009.

According to a press release from the association, in her new role, Mills will provide strategic vision, leadership and oversight to the ADA’s division of conferences and continuing education. She will direct the ADA’s continuing education offerings and oversee client services to state and local dental societies. She will also be responsible for the development and implementation of the ADA’s annual meeting and oversee the ADA conference center, where dozens of organizations host meetings and events each year.

As the director, annual meeting and committee on annual meetings, Mills oversaw the production of the ADA’s annual meeting, which attracts between 20,000 and 35,000 attendees each year and includes more than 350 continuing education courses and 500 exhibiting companies.

Prior to joining the ADA in 2009, Mills was the meeting services director at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and an account executive for Associated Management Services, a for-profit management company of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Mills graduated from Taylor University and holds a Certified Meeting Planner credential.