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AES Exec Director to Step Down; Interim Replacement Named

Bob Moses will leave role July 1, and Bill Foster will temporarily step up

Audio Engineering Society Executive Director Bob Moses will step down July 1, and the society has named Bill Foster as interim executive director, AES announced Monday.

“The entire AES leadership team expresses its gratitude to Bob Moses for his dedicated service to the Society, and we believe our global membership shares those feelings,” AES President David Scheirman said in the press release. “The board of governors and our headquarters staff look forward to building on his work and wish him well as he engineers the next phase of his personal career.”

Moses took on the executive director role in 2012, intending to “to enhance AES service to its key stakeholders, bringing the society more effectively into the information age, with a focus on the membership’s online experience and enhancing value to manufacturers, service providers and content creators,” according to a press release. He had also served on the AES board of governors since 1999 and also served a term as president of AES.

In the AES announcement, Moses said, “From my engineer’s perspective, the blueprint has been released to production and this engineer is ready for his next project.”

He added, “The AES has been the backbone of my career, providing a forum for me to promote my inventions and receive feedback, build my teams, and to learn. … Continuing to participate and contribute as a member and volunteer will be an important part of my future.”

Foster most recently served as the society’s financial planning officer. He has been an AES member for more than three decades and has served as an officer and chair in the AES’s British Section as a regional vice president and a past member of the board.

“Given his intimate knowledge of the AES’ finances and operations,” said Scheirman, “the society is fortunate to have in Bill Foster someone uniquely qualified to manage the society’s business for the interim.”

The Audio Engineering Society will mark its 70th anniversary this year.

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