Mark Mackey will resign as president and CEO of NAVA Inc. as of the end of October, the association announced.
NAVA, Reston, Va., has launched a national search to replace Mackey. Clifford Jack, chairman of NAVA, says the group’s board hopes to have a replacement for Mackey by its annual meeting in Philadelphia, Oct. 5-7.
Mackey says he is ending his 12 years as NAVA chief because he thought it was “time to take on a new challenge” and is exploring several new career options.
He says he leaves NAVA in a strong position because of improvements in its public relations program and in the regulatory climate for the industry. Moreover, with a change in administrations forthcoming in Washington early next year, the group needs to undertake comprehensive strategic planning to deal with shifting political conditions. That makes it a good time to hand over the reins to someone who can help NAVA chart the needed direction, he says.