The Board is pleased to announce Laura Yasuda as Interim Acting Director. Ms. Yasuda will serve in this role until approximately November 2021, when the Board anticipates the SAA’s next long-term Executive Director will be seated.

Ms. Yasuda has been a member of the SAA staff for seven years. She has a keen understanding of the many aspects of running the organization, and also offers insight into how management can continue to be improved to serve membership. Ms. Yasuda’s service will be an asset to the SAA this fall.

August 31 marked the last day of Pam Brasch’s term as Executive Director. The Board is deeply grateful to Ms. Brasch for her decades of commitment and service to the SAA, and recognizes the incredible growth of the organization she has overseen during her tenure. Thank you, Pam!