In Memoriam: Joseph G. Acker
December 07, 2010
SOCMA mourns the passing of former president and CEO, Joe Acker, who died on December 6 following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Joe retired from SOCMA last December, after 16 years of combined service and dedication to the organization. As president, he propelled SOCMA to new heights by raising its profile on Capitol Hill, solidifying key alliances with regulatory agencies, growing its international membership base and encouraging all members to take a more active role in the association’s lobbying efforts.
He will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Judy, and their entire family.
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