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Judi Knott to lead BOC

Judi Knott to lead BOC

Judi KnottOWINGS MILLS, Md. –The Board of Certification/Accreditation’s board of directors has named Judi L. Knott, MA, MBA, as the organization’s new president and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2023. 

Knott currently serves as BOC’s chief strategy and marketing officer. Current president and CEO Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE will retire at the end of this year. 

“I am fortunate to inherit an organization with a solid balance sheet, excellent, long-tenured staff and a bright future,” said Knott. “I am grateful to have the support and wisdom of a strong leadership team, including a distinguished board of directors, to make this a seamless executive transition.” 

Since joining BOC in 2017, Knott has managed the BOC marketing, regulatory and business development teams. She focused on BOC’s customer experience from onboarding through retaining customers and sustaining revenue. Under her leadership, BOC achieved an annual average of 15% sales growth in new business between 2017-2021 and retained nearly 95% of certificants in 2021.  

Knott brings a wealth of business development and marketing experience to her new role as president and CEO. She is a health care and financial services expert, with experience in health systems/hospitals, practice management, credentialing and more throughout her 33-year career. 

“The board’s unanimous vote to promote Judi to CEO was the outcome of BOC’s multi-year succession planning process,” said BOC Board Chair Wayne Rosen, BOCP, BOCO, LPO, CDME, FAAOP. “As we have worked with Judi for the past five years, the board has been continually impressed by her commitment to BOC and its stakeholders. We are confident that her thoughtful strategic capabilities, strong leadership prowess and blend of business and customer experience expertise will lead BOC into an exceptional future.” 

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