Association Forum Foundation honors ADA Executive Director

April 06, 2021

Dr O’Loughlin

ADA Executive Director Kathleen T. O’Loughlin, DMD, is the recipient of the Association Forum Foundation’s Samuel B. Shapiro Award for Achievement as Chief of Staff.

The award is the highest honor the organization bestows on an association professional and is awarded for outstanding service and achievement in association / nonprofit management, according to a press release from the Association Forum Foundation.

“The ADA is delighted to hear that Dr. O’Loughlin has received this award,” said ADA President Daniel J. Klemmedson, DDS, MD. their patients. His leadership, especially last year during the pandemic, has been exceptional, and we are grateful for his advice and service. “

The award is named after Samuel B. Shapiro, certified association director, past president of the Forum of Associations and the American Society of Association Executives.

“The recipients of this award have made outstanding achievements in their professional and personal lives,” said the Association Forum Foundation.

Criteria for the award include recognition of professional associations who have advanced the mission of their organization and who have demonstrated their ability to serve as mentors.

Dr O’Loughlin will be formally honored at the Association Forum Foundation’s annual honorary gala in August.

Dr O’Loughlin will retire at the end of 2021 after 12 years of service with ADA. She joined the ADA in 2009 after serving as Chief Dental Officer for United Health Group and Chief Executive Officer for Delta Dental of Massachusetts.

Ida M. Morgan

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