The Board of Directors for the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association is pleased to welcome John Tramontana, CAE, as its new CEO. Tramontana started with the organization earlier this month and comes to MVMA with a wealth of association management experience.
“The search committee for MVMA’s new CEO was pleased to be able to hire our top candidate,” said MVMA President Mike Thome. “We chose John because of his leadership skills, his poise, and his ability to answer complex questions throughout the interview process. He brings a bonus with his background in reaching out to membership, and the public, through video and print media. And of course, we’re also happy that John chose us.”
A native of Niagara Falls, NY, Tramontana is a 2004 graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in journalism. He began his career as a website reporter for the Buffalo Bills before moving into television news as an anchor/reporter—first at WLUC-TV’s Iron Mountain bureau and then at WILX-TV in Lansing. He also has experience working in communications and public relations in both the political and health care arenas. He spent the previous five years as the Director of Communications, PR & Marketing for the Michigan Association of School Boards where he earned his Certified Association Executive credential from the American Society of Association Executives. He is also currently working on his master’s in Management, Strategy and Leadership from MSU’s Broad School of Business.
“I’m very honored and excited to be taking on this new role,” Tramontana said. “It’s a great organization with great staff and great members. I think my experience coupled with MVMA’s stellar reputation will be the ideal fit to help propel us forward and provide the products, services and professional development opportunities to help all veterinarians succeed.”
John lives in DeWitt with his wife, Jessica, two daughters, Isla (7) and Gia (4), and dog, Mya. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 517/347-4710.