American Academy of Family Physicians Hires Shannon M. Scott As Senior Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Membership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   
Thursday, February 18, 2016

Contact:
Janelle Davis
American Academy of Family Physicians
(800) 274-2237 Ext. 5222
jdavis@aafp.org

LEAWOOD, Kan. – The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased to announce that Shannon M. Scott has joined the AAFP as senior vice president, marketing, communications and membership.

As a member of the senior management team, Scott provides strategic input to the AAFP as well as oversight of the organization’s marketing and communications efforts (news, public relations, websites, social media), membership, and meetings and conventions management initiatives.

"Shannon brings more than 20 years of marketing and communications experience to the AAFP and has demonstrated leadership in organizational management and in creating and executing strategies across all mediums, including broadcast, social media, web and mobile," said Douglas E. Henley, MD, chief executive officer of the AAFP. "She will be a strong leader within our senior management team along with working to ensure that the divisions reporting to her are important contributors in helping the AAFP achieve its strategic objectives."

Before coming to the AAFP, Scott served as executive director, marketing communications at Applebee’s International, Inc. Prior to that, she was creative and media director at the Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Scott was featured as a Game Changer on “The Power List 2015: The 50 most powerful people in foodservice,” sponsored by Nation’s Restaurant News.

Scott is a member of the Women in Foodservice Forum and the Association of National Advertisers. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Kansas State University-Manhattan.

 

 

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Founded in 1947, the American Academy of Family Physicians represents 129,000 physicians and medical students nationwide, and it is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.

Family physicians conduct approximately one in five of the total medical office visits in the United States per year – more than any other specialty. Family physicians provide comprehensive, evidence-based, and cost-effective care dedicated to improving the health of patients, families and communities. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing and personal patient-physician relationship where the family physician serves as the hub of each patient’s integrated care team. More Americans depend on family physicians than on any other medical specialty.

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