CEO

David J. Martin, CAE

David J. Martin, CAE

 
David J. Martin​, CAE, is the chief executive officer and executive vice-president of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).

As a certified association executive (CAE), Martin has worked closely with the Society leadership to bring professional operating standards and principles to SCCM. He relocated the Society’s headquarters from California to Illinois and instituted the concept of staff and volunteer partnership to improve program development and management. He played a key role in instituting SCCM’s continuous strategic planning process and three-year budget, which has resulted in many new programs for the society’s multiprofessional membership. This has proven a winning combination, with membership more than doubling during his tenure, mirrored by similar increases in revenues.

Martin has sought to develop relationships with other medical and healthcare organizations resulting in numerous partnership activities. He also led the development of the Society’s first international strategy, expanding SCCM’s programs around the globe.
 
Martin also instituted the Society’s first-ever eStrategy plan, which has provided the organization with an unprecedented level of communication and information management services. Under Martin’s leadership, the Society has provided members with unparalleled services and access to critical information, placing SCCM at the leading edge of association technology management.
 
Martin is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), The Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE), American Association of Medical Society Executives (AAMSE) and Association Forum of Chicagoland. He is regularly invited to speak and write on association management subjects.

Previously, he served as the executive director of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association in Park Ridge, Illinois, and was the assistant executive director of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), where he served for nearly 10 years. He has also held several positions in the for-profit sector where he utilized his formal education in accounting and business management.