Turner will begin his role on 1 September and will focus on customer service, creating more value for members, partners and donors, as well as improving the organization’s education, events, and internal processes.
Turner brings multiple years of experience with international membership engagement, fundraising events and sponsorship, as well as individual and corporate programs. Most recently, he served as Chief Development Officer for ASAE and the ASAE Research Foundation in Washington, D.C. Overseeing a US$2.5 million fundraising operation for the enterprise, Turner joined the ASAE Foundation in August 2017 as the Vice-President of Development. In June 2019, he was promoted to Chief Development Officer for ASAE and the ASAE Research Foundation. Previously, Turner served as the Director of Corporate Relations for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education for three years and was responsible for more than $1.5 million in annual non-dues revenue.
Cameron Curtis, AAMS President and CEO, commented: “I am thrilled to have selected the leadership team to move AAMS and the Foundation forward for great success in the near future. Under my guidance, Garet and Christopher Eastlee, long-time AAMS Vice-President of Government Relations, will strategically expand programs to support our members with the resources and representation they need and deserve.”
Turner added: “Working with AAMS members and Foundation donors, as well as the leadership team, is a tremendous opportunity that I look forward to. This position feeds my passion to help people and increase the worldwide visibility of the organization within the medical and aviation space. Our frontline first responders positively affect the lives of countless patients and families, and I am dedicated to engaging with and making a difference for our members.”