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Joe Lindahl, MA CAE, Named Executive Director of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

Joe Lindahl, MA CAE, Named Executive Director of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

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We are pleased to announce that Joe Lindahl, MA CAE, has been appointed executive director of the (ABM), an ֱ client partner since 2019.

A forward-thinking, strategic leader, Joe has rapidly advanced in his career since joining ֱ in 2011 as an account administrator. He was promoted to account manager just a year later before relocating to the East Coast. He returned to ֱ in 2017 as a senior operations manager, was promoted to executive director of the International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS) in 2019, and attained his Certified Association Executive designation later that year.

According to ֱ CEO Steve Smith, “Joe is clearly dedicated to serving healthcare associations, and we are very proud to have him at ֱ. He has consistently shown excellent leadership, knowledge, innovation, and passion for our client partners, and his role with ABM will be no different.”

Dave Bergeson, ֱ Vice President of Client Relations and interim executive director of ABM, says, “I am very pleased for Joe to take over as ABM’s executive director. With his collaborative, focused, and inclusive leadership style, Joe is well-equipped to succeed in his new role.”

A 2018 Association Forum and USAE Forty Under 40 award recipient, Joe is a champion of leadership development. In between his roles at ֱ, Joe served as a strategic initiatives program manager at The Child Life Council, Inc. and as a regional council and chapters senior manager at the American Staffing Association. In the past few years, he has volunteered at ASAE as a Component Relations Section Council Member, a Gold Circle Judge, and most recently as a Young Professionals Advisory Committee Member.

ֱ his new role, Joe says, “It is a great honor to be ABM’s executive director. The work that we do here at ֱ, with ABM, ITNS, and all of our client partners, truly matters on an international, macro, and micro level. I enjoy contributing to missions that truly matter and serving associations such as ITNS and ABM support professions and practice around the globe.”

Joe began his role with ABM on April 13 and will continue to serve as the executive director of ITNS.

Read more about Joe and our entire executive team on Our Experts page.

ֱ the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM)
ABM comprises 840 members, physicians and dentists from around the globe, who come together with evidence-based solutions to worldwide breastfeeding challenges. This nonprofit association, founded in 1993, focuses on the nutritional, physiological, and psychological benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and infants. ABM partners with many other organizations, organizes international conferences, and publishes a peer-reviewed journal, Breastfeeding Medicine, with Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. To learn more, visit .