FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2015
Washington, DC – The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) Board of Trustees today announces the appointment of Jim Kremidas as Executive Director of ACRP.
Kremidas brings to ACRP more than 30 years of experience in the health care industry, including positions in the lab, sales, marketing, strategic sourcing, and clinical operations at Eli Lilly and Company, Quintiles, inVentiv Health, and most recently CenterWatch. While at Lilly, he led the development of the first functional area to focus on global enrollment optimization. Kremidas is a founding advisory board member at the Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation and a volunteer for the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative.
“I am excited to announce Jim Kremidas as ACRP’s new Executive Director, and I am confident in his ability to lead ACRP into the future as we work to fulfill our mission and achieve our strategic goals,” says Norbert Clemens, MD, PhD, CPI, Chair of the Association Board of Trustees. “On behalf of the entire Board of Trustees, I would also like to thank Terri Hinkley, RN, BScN, MBA, CCRC, for her leadership as Interim Executive Director over the past seven months.”
Kremidas will begin serving as Executive Director effective October 13, 2015. Hinkley will resume her position as Deputy Executive Director effective October 13, 2015. “The Association of Clinical Research Professionals is a key to the progress of the clinical research enterprise. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead this organization into the future and to support our 13,000 members around the world in their pursuit of excellence in clinical research,” says Kremidas.
ACRP supports clinical research professionals through membership, training and development, and certification. Founded in 1976, ACRP is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization with more than 13,000 members who work in clinical research in more than 70 countries. ACRP’s vision is that clinical research is performed ethically, responsibly, and professionally everywhere in the world. ACRP’s mission is to promote excellence in clinical research. acrpnet.org