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Next Director of ACS Convention and Meetings selected



Robert J. Hope joined the American College of Surgeons (ACS) staff August 17 as the next Director of ACS Convention and Meetings. He will officially succeed Felix Niespodziewanski, who will retire in December after 25 years of service to the College. Mr. Hope, who has come on board now to ensure a smooth transition, most recently served as director of housing, registration, and travel services for the Radiological Society of North of America—a position he held for 17 years. Mr. Hope will be working closely with Mr. Niespodziewanski over the next few months to learn more about the ACS and the annual Clinical Congress. In addition, Jackie Mitchell has been promoted to Associate Director of ACS Convention and Meetings. Ms. Mitchell’s many years of experience with planning the Clinical Congress and other ACS events will further ease the change in leadership of ACS Convention and Meetings.

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