The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) announced Steve Jurich as the new CEO and executive vice president. With more than 27 years of experience, Jurich has a distinguished record as a passionate leader in non-profit association and business management. “We are honored to welcome Mr. Jurich,” says Ed Williams, M.D., president of the AAFPRS. “After an exhaustive interview process, we selected Steve based on his exceptional qualifications and track record as an accomplished, mission-driven leader. He will do a spectacular job representing our Academy while building upon our history, fostering collaboration, compassion and teamwork to achieve our business priorities.” Jurich is a graduate of Adelphi University in Garden City, NY. For the past nine years, he was the senior vice president and chief operating officer of the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA). In this role, he strengthened operational processes and systems, while developing new business opportunities and revenue to support long-term organizational growth, financial stability and success.
Prior to his tenure at the NHIA, Jurich held positions as vice president of education and shared learning for the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA, now Leading Age) and as director of operations and development for the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC). Under Jurich’s strategic management, both implemented new processes for enhanced membership offerings and growth, new product development and increased revenue streams and outcomes. “I am exceptionally excited to collaborate with all the AAFPRS stakeholders, as I'm deeply drawn to the Academy’s mission, and especially to the important work our members do for patients,” says Jurich. “Together, we will build upon the impressive 50-plus year AAFPRS history to genuinely partner around our shared industry objectives—and to create a thriving future for facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.”