Treasurer Succession Announced

Bryan Sullivan to turn over position to Deborah Carroll

Bryan Sullivan (left) is stepping down as ABFM Treasurer, a position he has held since 2007. Deborah Carroll (right) has been selected to take Bryan's place.

Bryan Sullivan (left) is stepping down as ABFM Treasurer, a position he has held since 2007. Deborah Carroll (right) has been selected to take Bryan’s place.

Among the items discussed during the business meeting at the 2012 ABFM Conference in New York City on October 12th, longtime ABFM Treasurer Bryan Sullivan announced he would be stepping down from the position, following a transition of duties.

ABFM Chair Jim Savage and Chair-Elect Scott Pattison selected Deborah Carroll, Associate Professor at The University of Georgia and former ABFM Executive Committee member, to the position of Assistant Treasurer, with her assuming the Office of Treasurer following completion of the transition.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be appointed Treasurer of ABFM,” Carroll said. “I very much look forward to the opportunity to give back to a community of practitioners and scholars that I have been involved with and benefited greatly from for more than a decade.”

ABFM Chair Jim Savage (left) presents outgoing Treasurer Bryan Sullivan a special recognition award during the Awards Luncheon at the 2012 ABFM Conference in New York City on October 12th.

ABFM Chair Jim Savage (left) presents outgoing Treasurer Bryan Sullivan a special recognition award during the Awards Luncheon at the 2012 ABFM Conference in New York City on October 12th.

Earlier in the day, Bryan was recognized for his service as Treasurer during the ABFM Awards Luncheon. Since assuming the office in 2007, Bryan has overseen growth in ABFM’s finances associated with growing conferences. More recently, Bryan co-chaired implementation of improvements enabling better online payment and management of conferences and memberships.

“Treasurer is the hardest-working position in ABFM,” said Executive Committee member Kenneth Hunter, “and Bryan has been the constant, steady engine of our organization for the past s ix years.”

Prior to serving as Treasurer, Bryan served as a member of ABFM’s Executive Committee from 2004 to 2006. Deborah also served as a member of the Executive Committee, from 2006 to 2008.

“ I have enjoyed my terms as treasurer and worked well with the chairs, other officials and members,” said Brian. “I hope I have left ABFM’s finances and financial practices better than before. I know that the treasurer function is in the capable hands of Deborah.”