AAI Announces New Leadership To Continue Pioneering Work In Competition Advocacy
Diana Moss Named President/CEO and Founder Bert Foer to Focus on International Advocacy
WASHINGTON D.C., November 10, 2014 – The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) today announced that Vice President Diana Moss will succeed founder Albert Foer as President and CEO of the leading competition advocacy group. The handoff is expected to be effective January 2015.
“I speak for the entire AAI Board of Directors in enthusiastically welcoming Diana as our new President and CEO as of this coming January. She is ideally positioned to build on Bert’s powerful 17-year legacy and to take the AAI in new directions over the years ahead,” said Robert Skitol, Chairman of the AAI Board of Directors.
Dr. Moss was selected from a pool of prestigious candidates after a national search. "I am honored, and grateful to the AAI Board for the opportunity to lead this really exceptional organization,” said Moss. “We’re moving into the next AAI “generation” with a talented staff and valuable, respected advisors that have helped us promote a unique and successful advocacy, research, and education agenda,” she added.
Succeeding an organization’s founder is often no small task. Moss looks forward to creating a smooth internal handoff, at the same time the AAI continues to stake out major new initiatives in the pioneering competition advocacy work that the organization is known for. Outgoing President and CEO Bert Foer said of the transition and leadership handoff, “Diana has been my trusted right hand for 14 years. She is a skilled competition advocate with strong connections in the antitrust and regulatory communities and has been instrumental in helping build the AAI into a leading, progressive competition advocacy organization.”
Moss, an economist, joined the AAI shortly after its creation, bringing with her public- and private-sector experience in antitrust and regulation. At the AAI, Moss has effectively developed and expanded advocacy channels and strategies, and strengthened communications with enforcers, Congress, other advocacy groups, and the media. As Vice President since 2002, Moss has also extended the AAI’s competency in a number of industries that are a major antitrust focus, including energy, transportation, agriculture, telecommunications, and healthcare.
With the transition to new leadership, Foer, who turned 70 this year, will step into a new half-time role with a focus on international competition advocacy and competition culture. Chairman Skitol added, “We are delighted that Bert has committed to remain a key member of our Management Committee to support Diana and the AAI in advancing our ambitious agenda for 2015 and thereafter.”
The AAI is an independent and non-profit education, research, and advocacy organization devoted to advancing the role of competition in the economy, protecting consumers, and sustaining the vitality of the antitrust laws. For more information go to About AAI.