John Thorner, J.D., CAE

John has an impressive background in nonprofit leadership, association management, public affairs, and the medical industry, with degrees in law, journalism, and political science. John has held positions of Director at the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, CEO of the Academy of General Dentistry Foundation, Executive VP of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and Anesthesia Quality Institute, Executive Director of the National Recreation and Park Association, Executive Director of the Optical Society of America—and has a proven track record in leading each organization. His strategic vision, financial acumen, and impressive experiences make him an excellent fit to guide us forward in 2024.