John Courtney is the Executive Officer for the American Society of Nutrition (ASN). As Executive Office, Dr. Courtney interacts with the elected Officers of the ASN in order to manage the business affairs of the ASN and the scientific journals, maintain a relationship with the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), coordinate public affairs activities, and provide support for the selection and scheduling of the scientific program at the annual meeting (Experimental Biology). During his tenure as the Chief Executive, Courtney has developed innovative programs in education & professional development, launched new nutrition publications and expanded activities and services to 72 countries around the world. During this unprecedented level of growth for the society, ASN revenue has more than doubled, membership has increased by over 90%, and ASN has become a central resource where policymakers, government funders and thought leaders go to get the latest information on nutrition research and practice. ASN publishes the number one and number two ranked journals in the field, holds the largest nutrition science annual meeting in world, and is a leader in nutrition public policy and advocacy.
Dr. Courtney has over twenty years of executive level experience in leading organizations and is concurrently a member of the faculty of the University of Maryland University College, one of the largest universities in the United States. Dr. Courtney holds a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from The American University where his academic study included strategy development and implementation and continuous quality improvement. He also holds a Masters Degree in Business from Hood College. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and trade meetings and has led seminars on Non-Profit Governance and Strategic Planning.