When Bruce J. Bellande, PhD, took over as executive director of the Alliance for CME in 1996, all the organization owned were two file cabinets, a desk, a Mac computer, and some odds and ends. The Alliance had just moved from Chicago to Birmingham, Ala., and Bellande was the only full-time employee; in fact, he was the first full-time executive except for his predecessor, Frances Maitland. Now, 10 years later, the staff comprises eight full-time employees and four part-time employees, ...

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