General Secretaries of the Association

The Washington office was established in 1930, after which the title “General Secretary” was used. Prior to that time the Association did not have a salaried officer—the “Secretary” conducted the Association’s affairs from his campus. In 2012, the title was changed from "General Secretary" to "Executive Director."

1930-1933
H. W. Tyler

1933-1935
Walter W. Cook

1935-1936
H. W. Tyler

1936-1955
Ralph Himstead

1955-1955
George P. Shannon

1955-1957
Ralph F. Fuchs

1957-1958
Robert K. Carr

1958-1967
William P. Fidler

1967-1974
Bertram H. Davis

1974-1976
Joseph Duffey

Jan 1977-June 1977
Jordan E. Kurland

1977-1979
Morton S. Baratz

1979-1980
Martha Friedman

1980-1984
Irving J. Spitzberg, Jr.

1984-1994
Ernst Benjamin

1994-2004
Mary A. Burgan

2004-2007
Roger W. Bowen

2007-2008
Ernst Benjamin

2009-2011
Gary Rhoades

2011-2013
In June 2011, Council appointed Martin Snyder Senior Associate General Secretary with responsibilities for managing the day-to-day operations of the national office.

2013-
Julie Schmid