ACG to Conduct National CEO Search


CHICAGO, March 4, 2019 –The Association for Corporate Growth®(ACG) announced today that it will conduct a national search for its next president and CEO.

Pat Morris resigned as president and CEO of ACG to return to the East Coast to be close to his family.

John O’Loughlin, ACG’s current Chief Financial Officer, will also operate as Chief Operating Officer and oversee internal operations. Angela MacPhee, Chairman of the ACG Board of Directors will manage external affairs and Marty Okner, the incoming chair of the board of directors, will manage public policy.

Morris joined ACG in December 2017, and brought with him more than two decades of association experience. Morris replaced Gary LaBranche, who served in the role for nearly a decade.

ACG’s next president and CEO will be based out the association’s offices in downtown Chicago.

For more information about this transition please direct questions to Karen Craven at


About the Association for Corporate Growth Founded in 1954, ACG has 59 chapters across the globe. ACG’s worldwide network comprises 90,000 professionals within the middle market, including 14,500 members who serve as the investors, lenders, owners, executives and advisers to growing middle-market companies. ACG’s mission is to drive middle-market growth. For more information about ACG, please visit