My IDSA Contact Us
IDSA NewsPrint-Friendly Newsletter
Forward to a Friend
Search Back Issues
Education & Training Resources Practice Guidelines Journals & Publications Policy & Advocacy Meetings About IDSA
April 2016
From the President: Christopher D. Busky, CAE Named Next CEO of IDSA
It is my pleasure to announce that Christopher D. Busky, CAE, has been appointed to serve as IDSA’s new Chief Executive Officer, upon the retirement of Mark Leasure, who has served the Society with distinction since 1998. 
Chris has been engaged in association management since 1989 and has served in a leadership position for the past decade at the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), which represents healthcare professionals who specialize in prevention and treatment of heart rhythm disorders. Most recently, he was HRS’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. 
Chris has worked with organizations to harness the collective knowledge of members to drive new program development. He has worked with Boards and committees to develop operational plans and budgets that align with strategic priorities. He has innovatively generated new revenue by growing membership, grant support, sponsorships, and annual meeting attendance, both domestically and internationally. By strategically expanding existing relationships and developing new collaborations, he has grown organizations globally. Prior to his work at HRS, Chris served in leadership roles at the Association Management Group, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, and the Manufactured Housing Institute. 
 At IDSA, one of Chris’s top priorities will be to engage stakeholders to establish a clear value proposition for the ID professional. 
Chris earned his Master of General Administration, Financial Management at the University of Maryland-University College, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Frostburg State University. He is a long-time member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and has served on ASAE’s Finance, Human Resources and Business Operations Section Council. He has been a Board member and Chairman of the Finance and Administration Roundtable. 
The IDSA Board of Directors selected Chris after an extensive executive search process that was overseen by a search committee appointed by the Board. There will be a one-month transition period in June, after which Chris will officially take office on July 1. 
As you may know, the Society saw tremendous growth during Mark’s tenure. He was responsible for expanding the staff from five to more than 40, doubling membership and professional attendance at the annual meeting, and tripling the Society’s net assets. 
I hope you will join me in welcoming Chris and thanking Mark for his years of service. We are fortunate to have found Chris and grateful to have benefited from Mark’s leadership.

< Previous Article | Next Article >

Post a comment

Your name:

Your comment:

Lyme Disease Guideline Panel Responds to Public Comments
What ID Researchers Should Know About PCORI Funding
National Academies Seeks to End Transmission of Hepatitis B and C in US
Now’s the Time to Double-Check CMS’s Data on You
Have a Question About Billing and Coding? Ask the Coder Can Help!
CMS Waives Certain Restrictions for Telehealth Services
New Resource Guide for HIV/AIDS Care Providers on Billing and Reimbursement
IDSA, HIVMA Advocate for Funding for Antimicrobial Resistance, HIV, Other ID Programs
Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Issues Assessment of National Action Plan
Senate Committee Advances New Antibiotic Pathway and other ID Bills
Ryan White Care Providers Take to the Hill
HIVMA Hails the First U.S. HIV+ to HIV+ Organ Transplant
IDSA’s Continued Work on Zika Virus
Science Speaks Reports a Range of Developments in Global Infectious Diseases
New ABIM Survey Indicates Physician Interest in Potential Changes to MOC Assessment
ABIM Seeks Physician Input into Open Book Assessments
Journal Club Seeks Additional Members
Polish-Speaking Member Needed for Translation Assistance
Members on the Move
Member Report
From the President: Christopher D. Busky, CAE Named Next CEO of IDSA
IDSA and SHEA Release New Guideline on Antibiotic Stewardship
IDSA Adopts All-In Match Policy
IDWeek Mentorship Program
Journal Club
IDSA | 1300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300 | Arlington, VA 22209 | Phone: (703) 299-0200
To ensure delivery, please add '' to your email address book or Safe Sender List.
If you are still having problems receiving our communications,
see our white-listing page for more details.