As part of the Endocrine Society’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), it has established a new executive level role to focus on member value, engagement, and its DEI strategy.
The Society has hired Rodneikka Scott, MSc, CAE, as its first Chief Membership & Diversity Programs Officer. Scott previously served as 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 the Society’s 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 diversity programs.
The Society is prioritizing the development of a DEI strategy aligned with its strategic plan. The strategy will be integrated across the organization.
“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. We embrace inclusiveness, and everyone in our global community has a valued role in advancing public health.” – Rodneikka Scott, MSc, CAE, Chief Membership & Diversity Programs Officer, Endocrine Society
“As an organization, we are dedicated to nurturing the careers of our 18,000 members across the globe,” says Endocrine Society CEO Kate Fryer. “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 says. “We embrace inclusiveness, and everyone in our global community has a valued role in advancing public health.”