The Software & Information Industry Association announced today that Jeffrey “Jeff” Joseph has been named its next president and CEO. He will replace Kenneth “Ken” A. Wasch, who is retiring at the end of the year.
Joseph will be the first person other than Wasch to lead to association since its formation in 1999 when the Software Publishers Association merged with the Information Industry Association. Wasch, who had previously led the SPA since its founding in 1984, has overseen the growth of SIIA that has included subsequent mergers with the Specialized Information Publishers Association and American Business Media (now Connectiv).
Joseph comes to SIIA after previous stints with the Consumer Electronics Association (later the Consumer Technology Association) as vice president and senior vice president of communications and strategic relationships, and as VP of communications for the Biotechnology Industry Organization (now the Biotechnology Innovation Organization).
Joseph will assume his new position on Jan. 3.