Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute CEO to Retire
Malvern, PA—Glen Fine, the Chief Executive Officer of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI), announced he’s retiring effective Spring 2022. For 17 years Fine has served as the head of the globally recognized standards development organization in the field of laboratory medicine.
“Glen’s role as the leader of CLSI and his contributions to the medical laboratory standards industry is substantial,” said Dr. Victor Waddell, Bureau Chief, Arizona State Public Health Laboratory, Phoenix; and CLSI Board President. “Under Glen’s leadership, CLSI has dramatically increased its global relevance and significantly improved the quality of laboratory medicine for laboratorians and patients around the world. Glen’s dedication and commitment has made CLSI a highly respected organization throughout the world. We look forward to continuing to work with Glen through a smooth transition.”
CLSI has formed a volunteer committee to lead the CEO search with the assistance of the executive search firm Korn Ferry.
“It has been my honor to lead CLSI and a pleasure to have worked with incredible volunteers, staff, members, and customers,” said Fine. “As CLSI enters its next chapter, I have confidence in the strength of the organization. The staff and volunteers are dedicated, equipped, and ready for the future. I look forward to working together as we enter this next phase.”
Fine will continue to serve as CEO during the search process and through the transition.
“Throughout his tenure, which included major environmental, technological, and business model changes, Glen has fostered strong core values,” said Dr. Waddell. “Glen has built and inspired a talented team to meet CLSI’s mission—to develop and implement standards that improve the quality of laboratory testing globally. We wish Glen all the best in his well-deserved retirement.”
The new CEO is expected to be announced in Spring 2022.
For more information on the search for CLSI's next CEO, please contact Kelly Ashmore at Kelly.Ashmore@kornferry.com.
CLSI sets the standard for quality in medical laboratory testing. A not-for-profit membership organization, CLSI brings together the global laboratory community for the advancement of a common cause: to foster excellence in laboratory medicine.
For more than 50 years, our members, volunteers, and customers have made CLSI a respected, transformative leader in the development and implementation of medical laboratory testing standards. Through our unified efforts, we will continue to set and uphold the standards that drive quality test results, enhance patient care delivery, and improve health care around the world.
By using CLSI standards, laboratorians can improve process quality, speed the development of standard operating procedures, and implement safer practices with greater ease and efficiency.