ISA Executive Director Status
Research Triangle Park, NC (23 October 2005) — ISA is in the final stages of negotiations to name an Executive Director after a comprehensive search for an experienced professional who can lead the organization into the future. ISA President Don Zee noted, “Our Search Committee has made remarkable progress on a very aggressive timeline in identifying several qualified candidates. We are now finalizing discussions with an exciting and dynamic prospect. I expect that we will be in a position to announce our new Executive Director within the next few weeks.” ISA’s Executive Director will assume responsibilities for the global operations of the organization and will be a leading spokesperson for automation professionals.
It appears that ISA is having more problems than anticipated in acquiring a replacement for the redoubtable Rob Renner. The “unshakeable target” was to have the new Executive Director in place by the start of the President’s Meeting…which clearly did not happen. Rumor has it that at least one of the short list candidates has declined the post. Gee, I wonder why??