Press Release

Society Creates Senior Level Position Dedicated to Membership and Diversity

Washington, DC September 02, 2021

Rodneikka Scott named Chief Membership & Diversity Programs Officer

As part of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), the Endocrine Society has established a new executive level role to focus on member value, engagement, and our DEI strategy.

The Society has hired Rodneikka Scott, MSc, CAE, as our first Chief Membership & Diversity Programs Officer. Scott previously served as our Director, Membership & Engagement.

In her new role, Scott will concentrate on innovative membership strategies to produce stronger member value proposition with expanded global reach, build brand awareness, and encourage engagement that is aligned with our DEI strategy. As a member of the executive team, Scott will develop and implement a modern and forward-looking comprehensive membership strategy and work on the expansion of our diversity programs.

The Society is prioritizing the development of a DEI strategy aligned with our strategic plan. The strategy will be integrated across the organization.

As an organization, we are dedicated to nurturing the careers of our 18,000 members across the globe,” CEO Kate Fryer said. “We are thrilled to have a seasoned association professional of Rodneikka Scott’s caliber to develop and execute our membership and DEI strategy."

Scott has over 17 years of diverse experience in the membership, marketing, communications, volunteer relations, and education sectors.Before joining the Endocrine Society, she was the Senior Director of Membership and Communications for the Association for Information Science and Technology, and a Senior Manager of Membership for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Association for Government Accountants. She recently earned the 2021 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate.

“It is truly an honor to champion the work of our members as they research and treat complex, chronic health conditions, including diabetes, obesity, thyroid conditions, and osteoporosis, Scott said. “We embrace inclusiveness, and everyone in our global community has a valued role in advancing public health.

About Endocrine Society

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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Jenni Glenn Gingery Director, Communications and Media Relations Phone: (202)-971-3655 [email protected]

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