Vicki Loise is chief executive officer for SLAS, the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening, a global non-profit organization dedicated to advancing life sciences discovery and technology. In this role, she directs the planning, development, and implementation of Society programs. Other responsibilities include interacting with the Board of Directors to establish strategic directions; leading planning efforts for the global growth and sustainability of the Society; and supervising all professional and contract staff team members.
Prior to SLAS, Loise worked for Kellen, a global association management firm. As vice president of association management at Kellen, she provided strategic planning and guidance to international societies, led business development efforts that increased revenue and raised awareness, and mentored professional team members in executive-caliber skills. From 2005-2014, Vicki served as the executive director for the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), where she raised awareness of the association and the profession, while providing strong stewardship and governance to the organization. From 1993-2005 Loise worked for the National PTA completing her time there as Director of Development. Loise began her career in association management with AAOMS, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, from 1991-1993 in their meetings department.
Loise is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and Association Forum. She earned her Certified Meeting Professional designation in 1995 and Certified Association Executive designation in 2005. She is a graduate of Central Michigan University, having earned a bachelor’s degree in interpersonal and public communications.