After 40 years with the company he founded, John Spargo is stepping down as CEO of J. Spargo & Associates and turning over leadership of the company to Susan Bracken, president and CEO.
Spargo will continue as board chairman of the privately held company and Bracken, who has worked at J. Spargo for more than 20 years, will take over day-to-day management of the company that has 165 full-time employees and services more than 100 events each year.
J. Spargo organizes events for a large number of associations, many of them in the health care industry. Among the list of clients are the:
• Drug Information Association
• American Physical Therapy Association
• Society of Nuclear Medicine
• National Association of School Psychologists.
In a statement, Spargo says, “It has been a privilege to serve alongside such a passionate group of employees.”
Bracken says, “During his tenure, John focused not only on industry-best practices, but on developing talent and assuring a high-quality succession plan.”