Press Release

Scott Hunt Receives AMA Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award

November 10, 2014

Washington, DC—Scott Hunt served 25 years as executive director and CEO of the Endocrine Society before announcing his retirement in 2013, and today the American Medical Association (AMA) announced it presented him with the Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award recognizes medical executives that have made significant contributions to their organization over the course of their tenure. As CEO Mr. Hunt was intimately involved with the Society’s strategic direction including expanding its publication base significantly, adding educational programs, advocacy and public outreach efforts, expanding its international reach, and most recently in the creation of ENDOExpo, a revolutionary exhibition design. He engineered the Society’s growth to become one of Washington Business Journal’s top 50 associations.

“The Endocrine Society is incredibly grateful for the many years of visionary leadership that Scott Hunt provided,” said Richard Santen, MD, president of the Endocrine Society. “He is more than deserving of a lifetime achievement award and we applaud his accomplishment”.

Since Mr. Hunt began his tenure as CEO in 1988, the Society has experienced tremendous growth including:

  • Revenue increased from $1.6 million to $30 million;
  • Membership grew from 5,800 to 16,200, in more than 100 countries;
  • ENDO attendance grew from 4,100 to 9,100;
  • Staff grew from four to 90 employees; and
  • The Hormone Health Network, a public education program was created.

In 2007, The American Medical Association honored Hunt with the Medical Executive Meritorious Achievement Award. The award is given to a medical association executive who has demonstrated exceptional service and contributions to the goals and ideals of the medical profession.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., and his MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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Endocrinologists are at the core of solving the most pressing health problems of our time, from diabetes and obesity to infertility, bone health, and hormone-related cancers. The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest and largest organization of scientists devoted to hormone research and physicians who care for people with hormone-related conditions.

The Society has more than 18,000 members, including scientists, physicians, educators, nurses and students in 122 countries. To learn more about the Society and the field of endocrinology, visit our site at www.endocrine.org. Follow us on Twitter at @TheEndoSociety and @EndoMedia.


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Colleen Williams Manager, Public Relations Phone: (202)-971-3611 cwilliams@endocrine.org

Jenni Glenn Gingery Associate Director, Communications and Media Relations Phone: (202)-971-3655 jgingery@endocrine.org

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