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ANNAPOLIS, MD — The FPDA Motion & Control Network (FPDA), a national trade association serving motion solution providers, including distributors and manufacturers of fluid power, automation and electro-mechanical technologies has announced the appointment of Barbara Dunlavey, CMP, CAE as their new Executive Director. Dunlavey replaces Trish Lilly, who served the association since 2009.

With more than 20 years of experience managing numerous international and national membership organizations,  Dunlavey has developed creative social media marketing campaigns and built successful teams, delivering diverse educational programs, conventions and member services. She has served as a volunteer leader with the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), and Board Source. She previously served as executive director of SMRP (Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals and Foundation); BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society and Foundation); and, WID (Women in Defense, National Security).

Joseph Thompson, FPDA General Manager said, “Barbara is an award-winning and highly-regarded Association Executive who brings a fresh leadership perspective to supporting the strategic growth of her associations. Passionate about serving the membership mission, she is adept at aligning resources with key priorities and anticipating organizational and member needs. I know that she will apply her talents toward ensuring FPDA’s future growth and vitality in partnership with the Board and leadership team.”

“I am excited to be part of the FPDA team and look forward to working with our talented and professional volunteer leaders and staff to strategically support the association’s future growth,” Dunlavey said. “I am confident that my professional values of integrity, efficiency and creativity will benefit FPDA and will be a great fit for their mission and objectives.”

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