CEO Search begins for Autism Pensacola

CEO Search begins for Autism Pensacola

Published on March 16, 2018

Greater Pensacola – Autism Pensacola, Inc., President and CEO Susan Byram has announced her plans to retire in 2018 after leading the organization for the past 16 years. The Board of Directors is committed to a seamless leadership transition and has appointed a search committee to conduct a thorough process to identify Susan’s replacement.

As one of the founding members of Autism Pensacola, Inc. (API), Susan has served the organization since 2002. Under her leadership, API has become the leading connector and resource for autism support, advocacy, education, and networking opportunities in the Pensacola Bay Area.

“Stepping away from Autism Pensacola is hard, but I’m confident that this is the right time,” Susan said. “I’m grateful to all who have made it possible for me to lead this organization, and I’m excited about spending more time with my family and continuing to serve as a community volunteer.”

Board chair Scott Remington appreciates the commitment to quality that Susan promoted in the organization. He said, “Moving forward, both the Board and staff of API are committed to continuing the vision that Susan began of making the Greater Pensacola area an ‘Autism friendly’ community.”

The following individuals have been appointed to the CEO Search Committee: Board Vice-Chair Jodi Bell (co-chair), Board Treasurer Rocky Parra (co-chair), Becca Boles, Judy Burns, Jacqui O’Connell, and Sergio Penaloza. This group has enlisted the services of LandrumHR to assist with the search.

Susan will remain with the organization until her replacement is announced, and up to 60 days following, to ensure a smooth transition.

Any interested person should apply at LandrumHR or by following this link: