CHICAGO – The American Association of Endodontists’ Board of Directors has selected Peter S. Weber, M.S., CAE, as its new executive director, effective September 3. An innovative and collaborative leader, Weber brings nearly 28 years of experience in professional association management to the AAE.
“After an extensive, nationwide search, the AAE Board is pleased to announce Peter as our new executive director,” said AAE President Dr. Robert S. Roda. “Peter brings a wealth of experience in association management and has demonstrated success in membership growth and satisfaction, support for professional development and public policy advocacy. With him, we look forward to growing the AAE in innovative ways to benefit members and patients.”
Weber comes to the AAE from the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, where he served as executive director since 2003. Under his leadership, the association experienced 250 percent membership growth and 500 percent financial growth. He helped develop the Illinois Veterinary Medical Foundation and the country’s largest and most comprehensive veterinary heritage museum, demonstrated vision and skill in outreach efforts to veterinary students and young professionals, and improved the ISVMA’s continuing education and communications programs.
Legislatively, Weber ensured that the veterinary profession has the most prominent voice in the Illinois State Capitol on animal health and welfare issues. He developed the ISVMA Legislative Action Center, created a successful grassroots advocacy program, implemented a Lobby Day, and wrote and assisted with the passage of significant laws that affect veterinary medicine.
“I came here because I believe AAE has a very talented and hardworking staff and volunteer leaders committed to the organization’s mission,” said Weber. “My goal is to empower and motivate every person at AAE to do magnificent things with our united vision and combined work ethic. Our efforts will ultimately improve the endodontic profession. I am inspired by what you have already accomplished and strongly believe that, together, we will continue to make a tremendous difference.”
Weber received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Knox College and earned a master’s in educational administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A certified association executive, Weber is an active volunteer in the American Society of Association Executives and the Illinois Society of Association Executives, and frequently lectures and writes about association management issues. He also serves on or has recently served on the boards of directors of the ASAE, American Society of Veterinary Medical Association Executives, Illinois Ornithological Society and the Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness Organization. His interests include ornithology, wildlife photography, mountain hiking and sports.