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October 1, 2013 Volume 77, Number 10
Eugene P. Sinclair, M.D. Recognized for Efforts In ASA CEO Search

Dr. Eugene Sinclair has added another honor to his decades-long list of accomplishments during his service to ASA. At last August’s Board of Directors meeting, Dr. Sinclair was presented with a “Crystal Laryngoscope” in recognition for his leadership during the 2012-13 search for ASA’s chief executive officer.


Lured out of retirement for the endeavor by Jerry A. Cohen, M.D. (then ASA President), Dr. Sinclair led the nine-member Ad Hoc Committee on CEO Search, ultimately helping to select current CEO Paul Pomerantz, who commented that his onboarding process into ASA “was one of the smoothest and most seamless transitions I have ever encountered.”


Dr. Sinclair has served ASA as Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates, Speaker of the House and was president in 2005. He was the recipient of ASA’s Distinguished Service Award in 2008. In 2007, he served as ASA’s interim executive director during the Organizational Improvement Initiative.


Also, in spring 2012, it was Dr. Sinclair who helped to identify Barbara Fossum, Ph.D. to serve as interim CEO while the lengthy search was under way.


Today, as a stronger, more unified society moves ahead with its single-CEO organizational structure, the Board of Directors thought it fitting to recognize one of ASA’s key leaders during a time of great change and progress.


“Any recognition by one’s colleagues is an honor, and this is extraordinary,” said Dr. Sinclair. “I am humbled to receive it and am truly grateful to Dr. Zerwas and all who have made it possible. Thank you.”


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