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AANP Selects Korn Ferry International to Lead Recruitment for New Chief Executive Officer

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AUSTIN, TEXAS — The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) has selected Korn Ferry International, a leading global recruitment and talent management firm, to work with a committee appointed from within AANP to select the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the organization. The search is underway and should be completed by year end. More information is available here.

Tom Giella, Chairman, Healthcare Services, and Lorraine Lavet, Sector Leader, National Association Practice, are leading the search from Korn Ferry. Interested candidates should apply directly to Kelly Ashmore, Associate, Healthcare Services ( or 312-526-0561).

AANP announced earlier this year that CEO David Hebert, JD, will retire in December 2020 after eight years at the helm of the largest national membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties. “AANP is most appreciative of the leadership that David Hebert has provided to our organization,” said AANP President Sophia L. Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP. “With our dedicated professional staff and a strong strategic plan, we look forward to continued growth of the organization and the NP role.”


The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties. It represents the interests of the more than 355,000 licensed NPs in the U.S. AANP provides legislative leadership at the local, state and national levels, advancing health policy; promoting excellence in practice, education and research; and establishing standards that best serve NPs' patients and other health care consumers. As The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner®, AANP represents the interests of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered health care. To locate an NP in your community, go to For more information about NPs, visit

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