On Jan. 3, 2019, ACEP Executive Director Dean Wilkerson, MBA, JD, CAE, announced the promotion of Bobby Heard, MBA, CAE, to chief operating officer (COO). As ACEP’s budget, staffing, and activities have more than doubled in the last 14 years, Mr. Wilkerson realized ACEP needed a strong COO to help manage the organization. “Having Bobby assume the COO role will enable me to do more strategic external-facing activities for ACEP’s mission,” Mr. Wilkerson said.
Mr. Heard has served as the associate executive director for membership and education for the past 14 years, and he is responsible for many new innovations and significantly growing ACEP’s membership and educational meetings. He has an MBA from Baylor University. “I look forward to working hard to serve our members, continuing to add value to the college, and helping the organization achieve our mission,” Mr. Heard said.