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For Immediate Release
November 02, 2016
AABB Communications Department
Adrienne Fierro
AABB Announces Appointment of Thomas Hopkins as Interim CEO

Bethesda, Md. — AABB has appointed Thomas Hopkins, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Vice President, Finance, at AABB, to serve as Interim Chief Executive Officer. Hopkins brings more than 12 years of association experience to the position. Over the past two years, Tom has been responsible for the accounting, finance, information technology, eLearning and most recently the member service center at AABB. Previously, he served as CFO for the American Association of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, Inc. He is exceptionally qualified to serve in this vital role as the AABB Board of Directors conducts its executive search for a new leader.

Miriam Markowitz, who joined the organization in May 2013, has played a significant role in furthering AABB’s mission of advancing the practice and standards of transfusion medicine and cellular therapies to optimize patient and donor care and safety. We are grateful for her service and contributions and wish her all the best in the advancement of her professional goals.

Please direct all inquiries to Adrienne Fierro, Vice President, Membership, Meetings, Communications and Corporate Affairs at + 1.301.215.6486.

About AABB

AABB is an international, not-for-profit association representing individuals and institutions involved in the fields of transfusion medicine and cellular therapies. The association is committed to improving health through the development and delivery of standards, accreditation and educational programs that focus on optimizing patient and donor care and safety. AABB membership includes physicians, nurses, scientists, researchers, administrators, medical technologists and other health care providers. AABB members are located in more than 80 countries and AABB accredits institutions in over 50 countries.

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