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Illinois State Dental Society starts search for new executive director

Springfield, Ill.—The Illinois State Dental Society is seeking a new executive director.

Robert Rechner, who currently holds the position, has announced he will complete his tenure at the ISDS in late 2009. Mr. Rechner has served 29 years as the ISDS executive director.

The ISDS says preference will be given to candidates possessing knowledge of the health care industry, familiarity with association work or an advanced degree in an applicable area. Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills are required.

Requirements include a bachelor's degree and at least five years experience in management. Applicants should possess the ability to manage a 15-20 person staff, coordinate professional relations and maintain the business of the society according to direction from the ISDS Board of Trustees and its House of Delegates.

The position requires some travel and some evening and weekend work. The ISDS is offering a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested applicants may either request additional information or submit a resume and cover letter, attention: Dr. Elizabeth A. Shapiro, P.O. Box 240, Waterman, IL 60556, or e-mail to The deadline for applications is Feb. 15, 2009.