Todd C. Dicus, JD, CAE, serves as deputy executive vice president and chief operating officer of the AAFP. As chief operating officer, Dicus has overall responsibility for development and implementation of operational strategy, including oversight of budgetary, human resources, information technology, legal and compliance functions. He assumed this position in January 2009.
Dicus has served as deputy executive vice president since 2001. In this role, he assists the executive vice president in planning, directing and coordinating AAFP programs and activities. Responsibilities include supervision of special projects and serving as the chief executive officer of the AAFP in the absence of the executive vice president.
Dicus previously served on the board of directors of TransforMED, LLC. TransforMED is a subsidiary of the AAFP and was formed to facilitate the transformation of family medicine and primary care practices toward a new model of patient care.
Before being named deputy executive vice president, Dicus served the organization as general counsel. He advised the AAFP's officers, directors and staff on all legal and ethical issues, including contracts, real estate, taxes, employee benefits, copyright, trademark, antitrust, federal legislation and regulations, and medical informatics. Prior to his position as AAFP general counsel, Dicus was an attorney in private practice, focusing on corporate, entrepreneurial, franchise and tax-exempt matters. He provided frequent legal services to the AAFP during this time.
Dicus earned his law degree from the University of Missouri — Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Mo. and is a graduate of Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. He was designated a Certified Association Executive in 1996.
Dicus is a past chair of the Legal Section of the American Society of Association Executives and served as a member of its Legal Section Council. Dicus also has participated in the group's Strategic Leadership Forum. He has shared his expertise through his contributions to articles in Family Practice Management, Association Management and an AAFP member-education tool “From Residency to Reality.”