Vice President, American Society for Public Administration
The Honorable Janice R. Lachance, Chief Executive Officer of Special Libraries Association (SLA) since 2003, leads the global association of 9,000 information professionals and their strategic partners in 75 countries.
She led a multiyear comprehensive research effort to create a shared, evidence based vision of the future role of the information professional operating in a global economy. Nominated by President William Clinton and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Janice is a former Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the federal government’s independent human resources agency. A leader in her profession, an expert in governance, and a dedicated community volunteer, she is a Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), a past Member of the Board of Directors of ASAE and The Center for Association Leadership, and former Chair of its CEO Advisory Board. Janice is also a Fellow and Member of the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA).