Menomonee Falls, WI – Beth Klipping, MBA, has been named the new Executive Director of Women in Ophthalmology (WIO), effective immediately. WIO is managed by Association Acumen, an award-winning accredited association management firm based in Menomonee Falls, WI. Klipping succeeds Sarah Martis, who has been Executive Director since 2009.
Klipping has worked in academic publishing for the last 8 years and has previously served as executive director for multiple associations, including the Society for Behavioral Medicine. She recently completed her MBA with an emphasis in data analytics at Loras College in Dubuque, IA.
“I am honored to serve as the Executive Director for WIO,” Klipping said. “The organization has a great track record. It’s been in the forefront of cutting-edge science since its inception and I look forward to helping to continue this tradition.”
“WIO will benefit greatly from Beth’s past experience as an Executive Director. In previous roles, she has expertly directed organizations and facilitated many strategic planning sessions. She’s a proven leader,” Gail Bast, Association Acumen’s President said.
WIO was founded to enhance and improve the professional environment for women ophthalmologists. WIO encourages diversity, impartiality, and economic parity, and strives to cultivate new opportunities for leadership, education, and public service in the field of ophthalmology for current and future generations. WIO has over 400 members and hosts an annual Summer Symposium.
Association Acumen provides staff support for national and international professional associations and partners with leaders to forward the association’s mission, striving to implement the most creative, efficient and cost effective solutions possible. Acumen was named to the Future 50 company list by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce. The program recognizes companies in the Milwaukee area that have shown significant revenue and employment growth.
Acumen’s client associations include the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies, the Society for Mucosal Immunology, the Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society, Women in Ophthalmology, the Society for Vascular Nursing, the Automotive Fleet and Leasing Association, the National Vehicle Leasing Association, the International Association of Special Investigation Units and the Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association. Services include: membership management, governance, financial management, website and database integration, meeting and convention management, communications and strategic planning. For more information about Association Acumen, visit www.associationacumen.com. For more information about WIO, visit www.wioonline.org.