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Are You the Next APMA CEO?

February 26, 2024

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Are you a visionary leader with a passion for advancing medicine in America? APMA is seeking a dynamic and innovative CEO to lead our esteemed organization into the future.

As the CEO of APMA, you will:

  • Drive strategic initiatives to elevate the profession of podiatric medicine and improve foot and ankle health across the nation.
  • Collaborate with the APMA Board of Trustees in working with key stakeholders, including podiatric physicians, health-care organizations, policymakers, and the public, to advocate for the highest standards of foot and ankle care.
  • Foster a culture of excellence, inclusivity, and collaboration within the organization and the broader podiatric community.
  • Lead efforts to promote education, research, and professional development opportunities for podiatric physicians.
  • Navigate evolving health-care landscapes and champion policies that support the growth and recognition of podiatric medicine.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A deep understanding of health-care policy, regulatory frameworks, and emerging trends affecting podiatric medicine.
  • Proven leadership experience in health care or a related field, with a track record of strategic vision and execution.
  • Strong advocacy skills and the ability to effectively communicate the value of podiatric medicine to diverse audiences.
  • A commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the organization and the profession while fostering member engagement and retention.
  • Significant experience overseeing staff and serving as a liaison between volunteer leaders and staff.
  • A deep understanding of the value of member organizations and a proven track record of translating that value into membership growth.


  1. Advanced Degree in Health-care Management, Business Administration, or Medicine and/or Advanced Certification: A master's degree, such as an MBA or MHA, or medical degree, such as a DPM, MD, or DO, and/or advanced certification, such as a CAE, with knowledge of health-care systems, management principles, finance, and strategic planning.
  2. Extensive Experience in Health-care Leadership: Prior experience in executive roles within the health-care sector.
  3. Strategic Vision and Planning Skills: A successful CEO should have the ability to develop and execute long-term strategies that align with the association's goals and objectives, while also adapting to changes in the health-care industry.
  4. Financial Acumen: Understanding health-care economics, budgeting, financial forecasting, and revenue generation strategies is essential for managing the association's finances effectively.
  5. Strong Communication and Relationship-Building Skills: The CEO should be able to effectively communicate with stakeholders, including both members and non-members of the association, government officials, health-care providers, and the public. Building and maintaining relationships with key partners is crucial for advancing the association's mission.
  6. Advocacy and Public Policy Experience: Knowledge of health-care policy, advocacy, and regulatory affairs is important for representing the interests of the association and its members in the broader health-care landscape.
  7. Commitment to Ethical Standards and Compliance: A CEO must uphold high ethical standards and ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations governing the health-care industry.
  8. Innovative Thinking and Adaptability: The health-care industry is constantly evolving, so the CEO should demonstrate the ability to innovate, adapt to change, and lead the association through periods of transformation.
  9. Experience in Collaborative Leadership: Given the interdisciplinary nature of health care, the CEO should be skilled at fostering collaboration and teamwork among diverse stakeholders.
  10. Passion for Health Care and the Association's Mission: Ultimately, the CEO should have a genuine passion for improving health-care outcomes and advancing the mission of the association.

Join us in shaping the future of podiatric medicine and making a meaningful impact on the health and well-being of millions of Americans. If you are a visionary leader ready to take on this exciting opportunity, we invite you to apply for the position of CEO at the American Podiatric Medical Association today!

Applicants should send a résumé or CV, along with a short (300 words or fewer) statement about their interest in the position to

About APMA: Founded in 1912, APMA is the national member organization for podiatrists. APMA is located in Rockville, MD, and has more than 12,000 members across the US and Puerto Rico. APMA is a family-friendly, team-oriented organization. We offer a competitive salary, 401(k) plan with employer match, paid leave, health/vision insurance, hybrid work environment, and more!  APMA is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees.   

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