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February 04, 2014

Ellen Moore Named Chief Education Officer at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Rosemont, Ill - The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) recently welcomed learning expert, Ellen Moore, as its new Chief Education Officer.

As a member of the executive team, Moore leads the design, development, delivery, and financial management of the Academy’s wide range of educational programs to support the mission and vision of the organization.

“I was drawn to the Academy’s efforts to integrate technology into their educational offerings to meet the future needs of members,” said Moore. “The more we can offer educational content that is adaptive to the way that our members want to learn, the better. Having been on staff for a few weeks now, I also like the team dynamic and am impressed with our volunteers’ high level of engagement and passion for the organization.”

“My goal is to make sure we are developing and delivering compelling education programs for our members by exploring their learning preferences and developing the necessary platforms to meet those needs.  Our education programs are evolving just as our member practices are, and we are quickly adapting to leverage new technologies and delivery options. Ultimately, we strive to provide excellent value for members and other stakeholders who interact with AAOS around the world,” Moore stated.

“Ellen has a track record of achieving growth and aligning an organization’s strategies to its long-range goals,” said AAOS CEO Karen L. Hackett, CAE, FACHE. Her many years of experience in not-for-profit and corporate sectors bring a unique blend of expertise to her new role with the Academy and I’m delighted to have her join us.”

Throughout Moore’s career, she has held various senior leadership positions at organizations where she managed education and event business challenges. Her two most recent positions were vice president of strategic development at the Association for Corporate Growth and vice president of education and certification services at SmithBucklin Corporation.

“There is a constant learning curve in orthopaedics and I will work to ensure that the Academy’s educational programs continue to evolve with the various generations of our members and the profession,” said Moore.

Moore graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) at the University of Denver – Daniels College of Business.

She lives in Chicago with her husband and two shelties Lincoln and Rexy. When Moore’s not working, you can find her dining at restaurants in Chicago, taking a breather at her Pilates class or traveling.


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