Friday, May 20, 2022

Academy News

Thomas Gorski

The following news was sent to all Academy members this morning. I am

posting it on the OandP Listserve for the benefit of those who might not see

it otherwise.

ACADEMY ELECTS TO MOVE

FROM 1650 KING STREET

Citing escalating costs, the Academy Board voted to move the association’s

offices from its current address to less expensive quarters in the same

local area when the lease expires in May 2001.

President Stephanie D. Langdon-Bash, CPO, FAAOP said the Academy had felt

for some time that its costs associated with co-locating with the other O&P

associations were out of control. “We appreciated the convenience and

communication that naturally flowed between the sister organizations at 1650

King Street, but our fixed costs were climbing too fast,” she explained.

She noted the Academy’s share of the National Office Allocation had doubled

to more than $400,000 in less than four years with no appreciable increase

in services.

President-Elect Thomas V. DiBello, CO, FAAOP echoed Bash’s comments. “We

have a fiduciary responsibility to our members to direct their monies in a

manner as economically as possible,” he said. “Any savings will be plowed

back into member programs and research projects.” DiBello also vowed to

ensure the continued close communication and coordination with the sister

organizations regardless of their office locations. “With today’s

technology, whether we’re across the hall or across town, we can still

continue to work closely with AOPA and ABC,” he offered.

Academy staff will begin their search for affordable office space in the

Alexandria area. Approximately 2500 square feet of space will be needed to

house the staff and files.

– END –

Tom Gorski, CAE

Executive Director

American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists

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