California Medical Association Appoints New CEO
The California Medical Association Board of Trustees has appointed Sen. Joe Dunn (D-Garden Grove) as the association's new CEO, replacing Dr. Jack Lewin, who stepped down Oct. 23, the San Francisco Business Times reports.
Dunn is an attorney and two-term state senator and will begin heading CMA Nov. 1. Dunn's legislative duties will take precedence until his term ends Dec. 4, according to a spokesperson.
Dunn was first elected to the Senate in 1998 and was re-elected in 2002. He played a role in the 1998 national tobacco litigation settlement, under which tobacco companies agreed to pay $200 billion to 46 states, including about $25 billion to California (Rauber, San Francisco Business Times, 10/31).