Update on ASME Executive Director Transition

November 21, 2017

Tom Loughlin, ASME Executive Director, announced this week that he will step down from his position and will be departing ASME at the end of the calendar year – capping a 25-year career at ASME. This follows his announcement made last May that he would be leaving ASME during the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year. “There is never a good time to step away” Tom said. “I couldn’t be prouder of ASME’s accomplishments during my tenure, especially our recently launched Strategy and Integrated Operating Plan.”

“Tom has been a pivotal leader in the history of ASME,” ASME President Charla Wise said. “We, on the Board of Governors, thank Tom for laying a good foundation for our strategy and for the Society and our eventual transition to a new Executive Director.”

President Wise said that the Board of Governors has asked Phil Hamilton, former ASME Associate Executive Director, to serve as Interim Executive Director. “Phil is well known within the ASME community, and we are delighted he is available to step into this leadership role during this time of transition. Phil will build on his experience and knowledge of ASME so we can continue on the strategic path that Tom and his team and the volunteer leaders have been developing over the past several years.”

Mr. Hamilton will serve as Interim Executive Director until a new Executive Director is selected by the Board. The search is on track with the selection and announcement expected by the middle of 2018.