INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 1, 2017) – The Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council announced today that Anne Hathaway of Hathaway Strategies, will become the new executive director for IMDMC.
Kathy Heuer, former IMDMC Executive Director, announced to the board of directors in May that she would be retiring this year, and the search for new leadership then ensued. Hathaway was introduced today to IMDMC members at their annual conference.
“Anne will be a tremendous addition to our association. I am pleased to see someone who is so devoted to Indiana and our industry lead IMDMC through the next phase of our growth,” Heuer said. “IMDMC completed our new Strategic Plan a year ago, and under Anne’s leadership I believe we will be well-situated to see continued growth for both our membership and our activities.”
Tom Barnett, National Director of State Government Affairs at Roche Diagnostic, and current President of the Board of Directors for IMDMC, added “I want to thank Kathy for her leadership and dedication to IMDMC for the past three years. In the midst of this transition, I know the board is looking forward to working with Anne, as she brings fresh ideas to the table. Our members are our number one priority and with her help, we will continue to strive to provide the best in cutting-edge education within the medical device industry, along with ensuring that our members voices are heard at the local, state and national levels.”
Hathaway, a native of Illinois, has a vast background in political campaigns, association management, consulting and fundraising. She has been recognized for her innovative leadership skills while serving as the chief of staff for the Republican National Committee. Hathaway started her Indianapolis-based business, Hathaway Strategies, in 2009 and currently sits on multiple boards, including the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce and is the chair of The Julian Center Board.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to be a part of the Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council,” Hathaway said. “I look forward to implementing the newly completed Strategic Plan, and promoting an industry that has a major impact on our state.”