The Association for Molecular Pathology Hires Lauren Menser as next CEO

The Association for Molecular Pathology Hires Lauren Menser as next CEO

Washington, D.C. (November 16, 2023) The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) has announced Lauren “Laurie” Menser as its next Chief Executive Officer. She will succeed Mary Steele Williams, who is retiring after 12 years in the role and nearly 20 years at the organization. Menser’s first day as CEO will be January 3, 2024. 

Menser brings impressive experience to the role. She has served as AMP’s Director of Strategic Development since 2016, where she has substantially increased and diversified revenue, played a key role in the creation of AMP’s international events program, launched the AMP Corporate Advisory Council, and led the Membership and Marketing and Communications teams. Menser previously worked at the American Society for Investigative Pathology, first as Marketing Manager and then as Director of Marketing and Development. 

Menser earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and is a Certified Association Executive (CAE). A longtime champion of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), she earned a DEI in the Workplace certificate from the University of South Florida and is a team lead for AMP’s DEI Action Plan. 

About the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) 

The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) was founded in 1995 to provide structure and leadership to the emerging field of molecular diagnostics. AMP’s 2,900+ members practice various disciplines of molecular diagnostics, including bioinformatics, infectious diseases, inherited conditions, and oncology. Our members are pathologists, clinical laboratory directors, basic and translational scientists, technologists, and trainees that practice in a variety of settings, including academic and community medical centers, government, and industry. Through the efforts of its Board of Directors, Committees, Working Groups, and Members, AMP is the primary resource for expertise, education, and collaboration in one of the fastest-growing fields in healthcare. AMP members influence policy and regulation on the national and international levels, ultimately serving to advance innovation in the field and protect patient access to high-quality, appropriate testing. 

For more information, visit www.amp.org and follow AMP on X: @AMPath. 

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