Lauren Clemmer retires from AAM
Lauren Clemmer, executive director of the Association for Accounting Marketing, is retiring at the end of the year for unspecified health reasons.
AAM president Jen Lemanski announced Clemmer’s departure in an email Monday to members. Clemmer has been working with AAM since 2007. Before becoming executive director in 2015, she volunteered on several committees and co-chaired the Virtual Education Committee.
“I knew I would eventually retire one day,” Clemmer wrote in the same announcement. “While I'm heading out before I had planned, I do so with mixed emotions. I know this is what I need to do for myself and my family, and I am confident with that decision, but I will miss AAM dearly. I do take solace though in all the great friendships I have built with fellow AAM members. My day-to-day interaction may be ending, but these friendships will last a lifetime. Without a doubt, I'll keep up with what AAM and many of you are doing.”
The AAM board is evaluating the next steps and timelines for the future leadership of AAM, but at this time has decided not to name an interim executive director, according to Lemanski. AMR Management Services will continue to help manage the organization and Lemanski doesn’t anticipate any changes to the day-to-day functions of running the association.
“From working toward achieving our Vision 2020 plan to serving as the face of AAM within in our industry, Lauren has played a critical role in the success of AAM over the past four and a half years as executive director,” Lemanski wrote. “To say we will miss her and her leadership is an understatement.”