Businesswoman and former construction trade association executive
Kathy J. McFadden has been hired as the new executive director of the
Industry Council for Tangible Assets, effective Nov. 1.
McFadden joined ICTA on Oct. 1 and is being aided in the
transition to her new post by Eloise Ullman, who is retiring as ICTA
executive director Oct. 31.
Ullman has spent 23 years at ICTA, the national trade association
for the rare coin, precious metals, tangible assets industry.
McFadden was selected from more than six dozen applicants for the
ICTA executive director’s position.
“ICTA is delighted that Kathy has accepted the position of
executive director and we look forward to working with her to expand
the scope and improve the effectiveness of the Industry Council,” said
Robert J. Greenstein, ICTA chairman and manager of United States Coins
for Harlan J. Berk Ltd. in Chicago. “We received more than 70
applications for the executive director position and a number of them
were quite impressive. In the end, Kathy stood out above all the other candidates.”
McFadden’s resume includes having spent 18 years combined as chief
executive officer of the Mechanical Contractors Association of
Metropolitan Washington and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Kansas.
For the past decade, McFadden has been president of Pivotal Edge
Inc., doing business as Fashion Fit Formula, a business she co-founded
and grew internationally through both the Internet and traditional
McFadden has also been a business development consultant focused
on branding, marketing and outreach for innovative products and services.
“I look forward to the challenge of growing the size and
importance of ICTA as the leading voice for the rare coin and bullion
industry,” McFadden said. “I welcome the opportunity to combine my
previous experiences as a business owner and an association executive
into making ICTA even more successful in the years ahead.”
In her capacity as CEO of the two construction trade associations,
in Kansas and the Washington, D.C., area, McFadden was involved with
legislative advocacy, membership development, public education,
finances, communications, public relations, marketing, labor
negotiations, branding and business development.
“Kathy is the embodiment of what the search committee wanted: a
seasoned association executive, used to working with and representing
independent-minded businesses,” said Harry Miller, ICTA vice-chair and
president of Miller’s Mint in Patchogue, N.Y. “We encourage the entire
numismatic community to get to know Kathy. We are sure they will be as
impressed as we were.” ■