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IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MSDC Names Robert Hay Jr. As New EVP

Monday, July 30, 2018  
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Medical Society of the District of Columbia Names Robert Hay Jr. As New Executive Vice President

Washington, D.C., July 30, 2018The Medical Society of the District of Columbia (MSDC), the largest medical organization representing metropolitan Washington physicians in the District, announced today that it has appointed Robert Hay Jr., MA, CAE, as its new Executive Vice President (EVP). Effective August 10, 2018, Mr. Hay will succeed K. Edward Shanbacker, MPA, who previously announced his retirement. Mr. Shanbacker has served as MSDC's EVP since 1995.

Mr. Hay brings extensive experience in association management, including a passion for designing strong organizational cultures that drive innovation. Since 2015, he has served as an Account Executive at PAI Management Corporation, an association management company. His responsibilities included serving as the Deputy Executive Director of the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO), the Deputy Executive Secretary of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE), and as the Executive Director of the American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ). Throughout his tenure, Mr. Hay has partnered with staff, volunteer leaders, corporate partners and other stakeholders to achieve strong strategic and financial growth.

“Robert is a dynamic leader whose proven track record of success, as well as his belief in our mission, makes him the perfect choice to take MSDC to new heights,” said MSDC President Barry L. Lewis, MD, MBA. “We’re thrilled to welcome Robert to the MSDC family.”

Prior to serving as Account Executive at PAI Management Corporation, Mr. Hay served as the Executive Director for the Association of Government Relations Professionals (AGRP). He oversaw the day-to-day administration of the organization, streamlined the membership retention plan, and revamped education programs with issue-oriented topics. Before joining AGRP, he served as the Associate Director, Large Staff and Government Relations at the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). He spent eight years representing ASAE at the DC Business Coalition meetings and lobbied the DC Council on association management issues.

The EVP search was conducted by association and non-profit search firm Vetted Solutions
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Media Contact:
Pia Duryea
Medical Society of the District of Columbia
duryea@msdc.org
(202) 355-9414


About the Medical Society of the District of Columbia
With over 2,600 members, the Medical Society of the District of Columbia (MSDC) is the largest medical organization representing metropolitan Washington physicians in the District of Columbia. The Medical Society, founded in 1817, is the leading voice of medicine and public health advocate on issues impacting the diverse population of our Nation’s Capital. MSDC is dedicated to ensuring the well-being of physicians and their patients in metropolitan Washington. For more information, visit msdc.org.

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