AAD names Elaine Weiss, J.D., as new CEO

December 31, 2012

The American Academy of Dermatology has named Elaine Weiss, J.D., as its new executive director and CEO, starting Feb. 7.

Ms. Weiss has served as president and CEO of the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) since 2002. She was named by Accounting Today in 2004 as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the CPA Profession." Before joining ICPAS, Ms. Weiss served as associate director of the American Bar Association.

In 1993, Ms. Weiss was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve as regional director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to the AAD. In this post, she worked as a liaison with governors, mayors and special interest groups as well as the public on healthcare issues.

Ms. Weiss has a bachelor of science degree from Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism and a juris doctorate from the National Law Center at George Washington University. DT