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The Association for Information Systems announced the appointment of Pete Tinsley, CAE to the position of executive director effective July 1, 2007. Tinsley's confirmation was handed down by the AIS Council at the AIS Council Meeting, June 15, 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He has more than 30 years of association management experience, and has served as deputy executive director for AIS since 2005, working closely with outgoing Executive Director Dr. Eph McLean to bring the association to the next level.
"I have enjoyed having the opportunity to serve AIS and work with my esteemed colleagues to create a premier association that serves the academic community of Information Systems," said McLean. "AIS has thrived in recent years and continues to experience incredible growth. Having worked closely with Pete for the last two years, I am confident that he will continue to advance the goals of the association and serve the needs of its members."
The AIS executive director's position became available when McLean announced he would step down in order to focus on his duties as the newly appointed chair of the CIS department at Georgia State University. McLean is one of the founding members of AIS, and has served as executive director for the association since 1997. He is also one of the founders of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), which is considered one of the premier conferences for Information Systems academics. McLean was awarded AIS lifetime membership in recognition of his dedication and vision.
"AIS would like to thank Eph McLean for his many years of dedicated service," said 2006-07 AIS President Michael Myers. "He has been instrumental in AIS's growth from a small group of volunteers into a first-rate association. As we say goodbye to Eph, we're very pleased to welcome Pete as our new executive director. We believe that Pete offers the right blend of administrative acumen, strategic vision, and association experience to work effectively with the AIS membership and leadership to address our future needs."
The Association for Information Systems (AIS), founded in 1994, is a professional organization whose purpose is to serve as the premier global organization for academics specializing in Information Systems. For more information about AIS or to become a member, please visit www.aisnet.org.