American Academy of Family Physicians Names Greg Belshe Director of Information Technology

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Megan Moriarty
Public Relations Strategist
(800) 274-2237, Ext. 5223

LEAWOOD, Kan. – The American Academy of Family Physicians today announced Greg Belshe has been promoted to director of its Information Technology Division.

Belshe joined AAFP’s IT division in 1998 and has served in various roles, including most recently as manager of IT planning. He developed and led the team responsible for technology project planning and execution for the organization, introduced key concepts of user-centered design to web development processes and led the implementation of a multi-year, cross-divisional initiative to transform the journal publishing operation. In his new role as director, Belshe is responsible for the planning, execution and support of all partner-facing IT functions. This includes directing all IT operations to meet customer requirements as well as the development of new technical solutions.

“Greg has been an instrumental member of the IT division for more than 15 years. His knowledge of the organization, along with his ability to build strong partnerships with our vendors and the IT staff make him a perfect fit for this strategic role,” said Michael Smith, chief information officer

Before coming to the AAFP, Belshe served as a multimedia writer and editor at Cerner Corporation.

Belshe is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the Project Management Institute. He holds bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Kansas-Lawrence and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis.

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