WMMA names Fred Stringfellow CEO amid staffing changes
July 27, 2017 | 3:10 pm CDT
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Fred Stringfellow
FOREST HILL, Md. - Fred Stringfellow has been named CEO of the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America, the association of wood industry suppliers.
WMMA's Board of Directors announced the new role for Stringfellow, CAE (certified association executive), a role that will replace the Executive Director position. Dan Bond, CAE, was named Director of Public Policy, a newly-created position. Bond had been appointed Executive Director in January 2017.
 
Dan Bond
"With the growth of WMMA's public policy initiatives and our recent successes both inside and outside the Beltway, the Board thought it important to allocate appropriate staff resources to accomplishing our agenda," said Chris Hacker, WMMA President.
"Dan's background is tailored perfectly toward helping us on the public policy front. We're also very pleased to name Fred Stringfellow as CEO, to oversee our entire staff and work with our leadership and membership on our strategic initiatives." 
 
Jennifer Miller will continue in her role as Associate Director; Diane Schafer, CMP, will continue as Director of Meetings; Kristin Grove will continue as Director of Member Services; and Amy Chetelat, CFO, will continue as Director of Finance. www.wmma.org
 
 
 
 

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