ACRIA’s Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Benjamin Bashein as the organization’s Executive Director. Mr. Bashein had been serving as Acting Executive Director following the departure of Daniel Tietz in June.
Mr. Bashein joined ACRIA as Director of Development & Communications in 2007, supervising all of the organization’s fundraising, marketing communications and public relations activities; and when he assumed the Deputy Executive Director role in 2012 his portfolio was expanded to include finance, operations, and strategic planning. “With over seven years in leadership roles at ACRIA, Benjamin is uniquely qualified to oversee the organization,” noted Stewart Shining, President of the ACRIA Board. “During his tenure, he has played a key role in tripling ACRIA’s budget, diversifying its sources of funding, and strengthening its role in the HIV community. The Board of Directors and I are deeply confident in his ability to ensure the organization’s continued success in the groundbreaking HIV research, education, and advocacy for which it is known.”
In his new capacity as Executive Director, Mr. Bashein will provide programmatic management, as well as organization-wide direction and strategic vision to advance ACRIA’s mission.