Our Executive Director (ED), Joe M. Sanders Jr., M.D., FAAP, has announced his retirement will begin Jan. 1, 2005. Dr. Sanders is an effective leader, and I have immensely enjoyed and profited from working with him. He’ll be difficult to replace.

We must respect Dr. Sanders’ decision, however, and begin looking for his replacement. Your Board of Directors started the recruitment process at the May board meeting, and I’d like to fill you in on our plans. The first steps include advertising for the position, selecting a search firm and appointing a search team of AAP members. These steps have been completed. (The name of the search firm was not available at press time.) The chair of the search team is former AAP President Steve Berman, M.D., FAAP. Members of the team are: Robert Corwin, M.D., FAAP, Catherine DeAngelis, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, Michael Goldberg, M.D., FAAP, Renee Jenkins, M.D., FAAP,...

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