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CMA names new CEO

Tim Smith – a longtime employee with the Canadian Medical Association and its subsidiaries – has been appointed the new CEO of the CMA.

Dr. Brian Brodie, chair of the CMA Board of Directors, made the announcement following a board meeting last Friday.

Smith has held the CEO position in an acting capacity since December 2013.

“Over the past year, Tim has demonstrated both the ability and capacity to lead the organization. Under his leadership the organization has seen a significant culture shift and a fresh and exciting approach towards delivering greater member value,” Brodie said in a release.

He noted that Smith has spent 25 years working with physicians across Canada, and for the past 17 years has led strategic and operational activities within the CMA and its subsidiaries.

While interim CEO, Smith oversaw an organizational restructuring that has included the creation of a new subsidiary comprising CMA Publications and other revenue-generating activities, a transformation of the CMA’s General Council meeting and the launch of a new corporate website. In the past year, the CMA has also adopted a new mission and vision statement and a three-year strategic plan.

Smith has said his priority is to strengthen the association by focusing on building more member value and attracting and retaining new members.

Smith has a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Ottawa, and a Certificate in Healthcare Administration from the University of Saskatchewan.

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