American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Names New Executive Director


PJ Andrus

CHICAGO, (December 4, 2019)-The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) welcomes Patrick (PJ) Andrus, CAE, as the new executive director of the 7,700 surgeon-member professional association for foot and ankle surgeons. Andrus will officially take the reins on March 1, 2020, replacing retiring Executive Director J.C (Chris) Mahaffey, MS, CAE, FASAE.

"We are very excited to welcome PJ to ACFAS as the next executive director," Christopher Reeves, DPM, MS, FACFAS and president of the ACFAS Board of Directors, said. "His expertise and background will be a great asset to help us lead the College into the future," he added. "I'd also like to thank Chris Mahaffey for his almost 17 years of dedicated service to the College and congratulate him on a well-deserved retirement."

Andrus comes to the College from the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) where he served as the CEO. Prior to VECCS, Andrus spent 13 years at the American Hospital Association (AHA) in various roles with the most recent as the Executive Director of the American Society for Health Care Engineering of the AHA, an organization dedicated to representing 13,000 hospital engineering professionals.  

"I am thrilled to join the ACFAS community. It is an honor to succeed Chris Mahaffey and serve as the next Executive Director of an organization with such a rich history and important mission. I am eager to get to work with the Board of Directors, volunteer leaders and the ACFAS team to support the needs of our members and the patients they serve," Andrus, said. 

Andrus earned his Certified Association Executive (CAE) from the American Society for Association Executives in 2013. He completed is MBA from DePaul University - Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (Chicago) in 2011 and his Bachelor of Science degree in marketing with a minor in finance from the University of Dayton (Dayton, Ohio) in 2003. 

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