AAAEM Secretary Candidate Statements

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    Jennifer Patton Muir, EdD, MBA

    East Carolina University

    Jennifer Muir is the administrator for the department of emergency medicine at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management, Master of Business Administration, and a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration.

    Dr. Muir has worked in higher education for more than 14 years in various administrative roles, including director of employment in human resources and executive director of business and administrative affairs in the College of Nursing. She has been in her current position in the department of emergency medicine for the past four years. In her administrative roles she has been heavily involved in strategic planning, program development, financial management, human resources management, and policy development.

    Jennifer is the co-president of the North Carolina Chapter of the College and University Professional Association of Human Resources where she has served on the board for the past 10 years and is the vice chair of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) of the Carolinas Regional Advisory Board where she has served for the past year. In addition, she previously served as an at-large-member on the executive committee and has been serving for the past two years on the Benchmarking and Strategic Planning Committees within AAAEM.

    Being involved and present in professional organizations which have a significant impact on the field that serve is extremely important. It keeps you engaged, informed, and inspired to contribute and to learn from others in your field. For the past two years, being involved in committees has allowed Dr. Muir to stay engaged and participate in moving the organization forward. Serving as the secretary on the AAAEM Executive Committee will allow her to make a broader impact by contributing to executive committee initiatives and continuing to participate in leadership and strategic initiatives within the academy.

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    Shannon Kay Hughen-Giger, MHA

    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

    Shannon has been an SAEM/AAAEM member for three years and in emergency medicine for more than three years. She has a Master of Health Administration and is currently working on achieving the AAAEM Certificate in Academic Emergency Medicine Administration (CAEMA).  She has been in health care for more than 15 years. She hopes to serve the committee and its membership toward the goals set by the executive committee and strategic planning committee, enhancing listserv usage and engaging members in inventive new ways.