The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) is pleased to welcome John E. Roane, Jr., as the association’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Roane joined AACOM on July 17, 2012. 

As COO, Mr. Roane will oversee AACOM’s finance and administrative operations, and also will be responsible for working closely with other AACOM senior staff to enhance internal organizational processes and infrastructure and maximize departmental collaboration. His work will focus primarily on strategizing and supervising developmental direction for AACOM, and instituting association-wide standards and measures to facilitate that strategy. 

Before joining AACOM, Mr. Roane served for eight years as Chief Operating Officer of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). Prior to his tenure at AAVMC, he was Associate Director of Program Support Services for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). He is currently a member of the Federation of Associations of Schools of the Health Professions’ Chief Financial and Chief Technical Officers Working Groups, the American Society of Association Executives, the Financial Administrators Roundtable, and the Society for Human Resource Management.

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July / August 2012
Vol. 6, No. 7 / 8