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February 6, 2013

Update from the ASPR Board of Directors – Governance Restructure

2013 ASPR Board of Directors Nominations and Elections

Wonder How Your Compensation Compares to Others?

Sneak Peak of 2013 ASPR Annual Conference – Tucson

Welcome New Silver Corporate Contributor

Update from the ASPR Board of Directors – Governance Restructure

Over the past year, the ASPR Board of Directors has been evaluating its governance structure.  Members of the Board employed a variety of educational resources to learn about best practices for high functioning boards and how ASPR could make improvements to its governance structure to help propel the organization forward most effectively and efficiently and to ensure alignment with strategic objectives.  The growth and reach of our organization has expanded which makes this an opportune time to examine our governance structure and how we can maximize our resources as we grow.

At a recent Board of Directors retreat, the Board reviewed and approved a governance restructure proposal that aligns board positions with the Mission and strategic objectives of ASPR.  Effective February 1, each Member at Large position now has a specialized area of focus with responsibilities that align with strategic priorities. The Members at Large titles will be changed to Vice President of the strategic area.  Additional responsibilities were defined for each of the officer positions and assigned as Administrative or Operational roles.  The following is a consolidated overview of the roles and responsibilities for each of the Board positions as a result of this governance restructure:

  • President (Scott Manning, FASPR)- Ensure stability of the organization through appropriate oversight of the Association Management Company (AMC), administrative activities, and vendor relations.
  • President Elect  (Debbie Gleason, FASPR)- Ensures organizational success through appropriate oversight of strategic objectives, business development opportunities, and alignment to the Mission/Vision/Values.
  • Treasurer (Diane Collins, FASPR)- Ensures the fiscal stability of the organization through prudent management and oversight of all financial transactions, processes, and policies.
  • Secretary (Donna Ecclestone, FASPR) - Preserves documentation of ongoing and historic activities through oversight of records maintenance and database integrity.  Provides oversight of ethics functions.
  • Vice President, Governance (Frank Gallagher) - Responsible for administrative functions as it relates to policy, procedures, guidelines, orientation, development activities, and the election process.
  • Vice President, Education (Allen Kram, FASPR) - Responsible for implementation of the strategic plan as it relates to educational activities (Annual Conference, Fellowship, Webinars, Journal, etc.) through the guidance of committee work and AMC staff.
  • Vice President, Engagement (Laura Screeney, FASPR)- Responsible for implementation of the strategic plan as it relates to marketing and member engagement activities through the guidance of committee work and AMC staff.
  • Vice President, Research (Shelley Tudor, FASPR) - Responsible for implementation of the strategic plan as it relates to Research activities (Benchmarking, surveys, whitepapers, Resource Library, etc.) through the guidance of committee work and AMC staff.

The additional responsibilities that each Board member now holds will have an impact on the nomination process for future Board of Director elections.  The Board developed specific and defined eligibility criteria for each of these positions and these criteria will be thoroughly evaluated for each candidate during the nomination and election process.   More details on this topic are in the following article.

Marketing Committee Update

Due to the dynamic nature of marketing for a large organization, there is an increased need to coordinate and prioritize the varied programs and services ASPR offers.  The Board believes these tasks are best organized at the staff level with the assistance of an outside marketing firm.  The Board wishes to thank the dedicated volunteers on the Marketing Committee and have invited them to bring their unique skills and interests to the many areas that will need increased focus, such as writing, research, and leadership developmentwhen the formal committee is dissolved. 

If you have any questions regarding the governance restructure, please contact Shelley Tudor at

2013 ASPR Board of Directors Nominations and Elections

The ASPR Board of Directors elections are coming up!    This year we will elect the President Elect, Treasurer and two Members at Large. The Members at Large positions that are up for election are the newly defined Vice President of Education and the Vice President of Research. The terms for these positions will begin in August 2013 and end in May 2015.  The reason for the term ending in May 2015 is due to the transition of the ASPR Annual Conference from August to May that year.   The official transition of Board Members occurs at the ASPR Annual Business Meeting which is held at the Annual Conference.

General Eligibility Requirements:
In order to be eligible for nomination and election to the ASPR Board, candidates must be ASPR members in the Individual Membership category and in good standing for a minimum of one year prior to the election.  They must also be current active members on at least one ASPR Committee for at least 12 months prior to the Call for Nominations.  Active committee participation is defined as attending 75% of the committee meetings (a waiver may be granted in recognition of contributions made outside of committee meetings for those that may not meet the 75% requirement).  Board Members must be willing and able to travel (expenses reimbursed) to leadership meetings, the Annual Conference, attend monthly Board Meetings via phone, and carry out the duties and responsibilities delineated in the official job description. 

Additional position specific eligibility criteria must also be met due to the newly defined roles and responsibilities that resulted from the recent governance restructure:

President Elect:

  • ASPR member for a minimum of 3 years
  • Served on the ASPR Board of Directors or as a Committee Chair.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to travel to represent ASPR at conferences
  • Fellowship certification
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher


  • Minimum 5 years of physician recruitment & management experience
  • Experience with development and implementation of strategic plans
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Knowledge of healthcare industry and current trends


  • ASPR member for a minimum of 3 years
  • Experience with organizational budgeting processes and financial management.
  • Eligible to be bonded.


  • Knowledge of financial investment management
  • Knowledgeable of accounting standards
  • Fellowship certification
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Served as a Board member or Committee Chair of ASPR or one of its Chapters

Board Member at Large – VP Education:

  • ASPR member for a minimum of 3 years
  • Experience planning educational programs such as conferences, webinars, etc.
  • Fellowship certification


  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Served as a Board member or Committee Chair of ASPR or one of its Chapters
  • Active membership of the ASPR Education, Fellowship, or Journal Committee

Board Member at Large – VP Research:

  • ASPR member for a minimum of 3 years


  • Active membership of the ASPR Benchmarking Committee
  • Experience with conducting surveys and compiling survey results
  • Experience researching industry topics
  • Published works
  • Knowledge of healthcare industry and current trends
  • Fellowship certification
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Served as a Board member or Committee Chair of ASPR or one of its Chapters

If a candidate meets all of the required eligibility criteria, the Board of Directors retains the right to reject a candidate’s nomination based on any ethical issues that have been reviewed or addressed within the prior 12 months by the Ethics Committee or Board of Directors.

Job Descriptions:

Important Dates:
Call for Nominations: March 5, 2013
Nomination Due Date: March 31, 2013
Ballots/Candidate Bios E-mailed: June 4, 2013
Ballot Due Date: June 18, 2013
Winners Notified: June, 2013
Results Announced: July, 2013

PLEASE NOTE: Nominations and votes will be cast on the ASPR website. You will need your ASPR member username and password in order to log onto the website to nominate someone and to cast your vote! Please be sure to obtain your username and password in a timely manner prior to the election deadline.  You can do this on the ASPR website ( or by contacting Member Services at 800-830-ASPR (2777).

If you have any questions regarding the Election process, please contact ASPR Executive Director, Jennifer Metivier, MS, FASPR, at or 800-830-ASPR (2777).

Wonder How Your Compensation Compares to Others?

Compensation information and much more can be available at your fingertips if you participate in the 2013 ASPR In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmarking Survey! In-house physician recruitment professional’s compensation data is available in the final report and can be broken down by education, years of experience, and several other factors. Our Survey’s physician recruiter compensation data is validated by participant human resource departments which means that your HR department is much more likely to accept it as independently verified and reliable.

Compensation is only one piece of this important Survey – participate today and gain free access to important statistics on the number of searches conducted per recruiter, time to fill positions, interview to hire ratios, successful sourcing methods, and much more!

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to contribute to the industry’s only independent survey of in-house physician recruitment professionals.  Greater participation rates provide increased usefulness and significance to the data for your individual organization and to the healthcare industry at large.

The Benchmarking Survey is open through March 31!

Learn more about the Survey

Participate in the 2013 Survey

Purchase/Access the 2012 Final Report and Searchable Data

Sneak Peak of 2013 ASPR Annual Conference – Tucson

Save the Date for the 2013 ASPR Annual Conference, August 10-14 in Tucson

The 2013 ASPR Annual Conference will be held in Tucson, AZ from August 10-14 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Report and Spa.  The resort is located just outside of Tucson at the base of the Tucson Mountains in the beautiful Sonoran Desert.   Starr Pass is a unique destination resort complete with world class spa facilities and nationally acclaimed Arizona golf courses.  

The Annual Conference brochure will become available and registration will open around May 1.  The conference will hold the Fellowship Certification programs on Saturday and Sunday.  The main conference sessions will be held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and will end at noon on that last day.  The Evening Event will be held on Tuesday night at Old Tucson Studios.   Additional details on our keynotes, breakout topics, and events will be coming in the following months.  It’s shaping up to be another amazing conference that you won’t want to miss!

As you prepare your requests to attend the conference, please note that the hotel room block offers a rate of $169/night (plus tax) and conference registration fees will be as follows: 

Member By 7/17

Member After 7/17

Non-Member By 7/17

Non-Member After 7/17

Single Fellowship Module





Main Conference





Main Conference + One Fellowship Module





Main Conference + Two Fellowship Modules





We’re looking forward to seeing you all in Tucson! 

Welcome New Silver Corporate Contributor

The growth and success of ASPR is attributable in large part to the support of ASPR’s Corporate Contributors.   Please join us in welcoming our newest Silver Corporate Contributor, Enterprise Medical Services and if you do business with them, please thank them for their support.  When you have a need for products or services, please consider our Corporate Contributors, many of which offer ASPR Member discounts.

Enterprise Medical Services, a leading physician, executive and mid-level provider recruiting and consulting firm, connects the most progressive hospitals, clinics and medical groups with the most qualified career-minded candidates. Our clients consist of academic medical centers, integrated delivery systems, multispecialty and single specialty practices nationwide. Since 1990, Enterprise Medical Services has been leading the market by offering an experienced staff and superior service to provide candidates and healthcare organizations with a positive and successful recruiting experience. Enterprise Medical Services provides solutions for our clients by offering a Contingency, Retained and Physician Leadership and Mid-Level Executive Search product.

Important Dates
ASPR Monthly Webinar Series: “Communication Magic”: How to Erase Conflicts and Confrontations in Recruitment—And in Your Life!
View details and register online
2013 ASPR Annual Conference Begins

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