Executive Staff

The Executive Staff implements strategic goals set by the Board of Directors of the AAN and AAN Institute.

Leadership Update

Read monthly updates from Catherine M. Rydell, CAE, Executive Director/CEO of the AAN and AAN Institute. 

Meet the AAN Executive Staff by department.

Executive and Legal Administration

Directs staff and daily operations, strategic planning facilitation, and implementation:

Catherine M. Rydell, CAE, Executive Director/CEO of the AAN

Bruce Levi, JD, General Counsel

Finance, Facilities and Technology

Oversees finance, information services, facilities management, and technology:

Timothy Engel, Chief Financial and Technology Officer

Center for Health Policy

Promotes advocacy initiatives and develops tools to benefit the practice of neurology and improve the lives of patients:

Rod Larson, Chief Health Policy Officer

Center for Education, Science and Conferences

Develops innovative programs designed to enhance and improve the treatment of patients:

Christine E. Phelps, Deputy Executive Director, AANI

Membership, Publications & Digital

Identifies and supports the needs of members and potential members and oversees the member experience, directs digital strategy and development, and oversees Academy publishing, business development, and project management efforts. 

Jason Kopinski, Deputy Executive Director, AAN

Marketing, Communications, and Creative

Oversees marketing, communications, and creative. 

Angela Babb, CAE APR, Chief Communications Officer 

Business Development

Oversees new business development initiatives.

Chris Becker, Chief Business Development Officer

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