Congratulations to the 9 members of the newly created Early Career Development Committee (ECDC)! Appointed by the Executive Board Chair, the Committee consists of 1 Faculty Advisor, 2 Emerging Leaders (veterinarians who have graduated in the past 5-15 years), 5 Recent Graduates (those graduating within the past 5 years), and 1 American Society of Veterinary Medical Association Executives (ASVMAE) Representative.
Dr. Jim Weisman – Faculty Advisor (Purdue University)
Dr. Karen Shenoy – Emerging Leader
Dr. Mary (Libby) Coleman Todd – Emerging Leader
Dr. Kirk Breuninger – Recent Graduate
Dr. James Finlay – Recent Graduate
Dr. Robin Hansen – Recent Graduate
Dr. Will McCauley – Recent Graduate
Dr. Doreen Turner – Recent Graduate
Charlene Wandzilak – ASVMAE Representative (Pennsylvania VMA)
The ECDC will be responsible for helping develop resources for AVMA members early in their career, creating networking opportunities for these members, and actively engaging recent graduates to gather feedback for the AVMA on a real-time basis via our Early Career Online Community. The Committee will be meeting later this fall for the first in-person meeting at AVMA Headquarters in Schaumburg, IL. I am excited to see what this group of talented professionals can accomplish!