Nancy MacRae, MS, CAE, is chief executive officer of the Emergency Nurses Association and Emergency Nurses Association Foundation located in Schaumburg, Illinois. She joined the association in 2016.

MacRae has more than 30 years of health care association management experience, previously serving as senior vice president of governance and operations at the American College of Chest Physicians. Prior to that, her tenure at the American Medical Association included 20 years of progressive leadership with experience in governance, operations, strategy development, advocacy, human resources and business development. She served on several association-wide task forces and provided oversight for several major board governance programs, association operational initiatives and educational and advocacy conferences. 

MacRae is recognized for her cross-functional team leadership, excellence in communication and strength in development and execution of strategic business plans consistent with shared vision. She earned her master’s degree in health services administration from the College of St. Francis.

Chief Executive Officer: August 2016-Present

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