The American Nurses Association has named Marla Weston to succeed Linda Stierle as CEO of the national professional association for registered nurses.
Weston, whose age was not provided, takes on the top role at the organization in June, following Stierles previously announced retirement on May 6. Westons career has included a variety of nursing and executive leadership roles, most recently as deputy chief officer of the Workforce Management and Consulting Office at the Veterans Affairs Department. She also served as executive director of the Arizona Nurses Association.
An American Nurses Association news release touted Westons long-term collegial relationships with leaders in government, healthcare and higher education, and her ability to advocate for programs to improve recruitment and retention of nurses.
Stierle, 60, announced her intention to retire in November 2008, following what will be a nine-year tenure as CEO of the nurses association. Before her CEO role, she worked nearly three decades with the U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps. Following her last day with the association, general counsel Alice Bodley will serve as interim CEO until Weston starts her term on June 14.