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Amy Motyka is New Executive Director of the American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants

Motyka Head Shot squareAMPED Association Management is pleased to announce that Amy Motyka, CMP has completed a transition into a new role as Executive Director of the American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants (AAAA).

“We’re very pleased to work with Amy as a member of our leadership team,” said Laura Knoblauch, AAAA President. “AAAA and AMPED have created a strong partnership over the last three years and I’m excited to continue our ambitious workplan with Amy’s leadership. Practice expansion and education remain our top priorities, and I’m confident that Amy has the experience and knowledge of AAAA to help us meet those goals.”

“I’m passionate about association management and working collaboratively with volunteers,” Motyka shared. “AAAA has an incredible board and very active members. It’s exciting to take on this new role as leader of the organization.”

Motyka’s new role includes supporting strategic planning and growth of the association alongside the AAAA Board, committees, and external partners, as well as the management of the day-to-day operations and AAAA staff. She has worked with AAAA since January 2020 as Associate Director and Meeting Planner.

“Amy knows AAAA extremely well and has helped develop a strong partnership between AMPED and AAAA since 2020,” said Michael Battaglia, CAE, former AAAA Executive Director (2020-2022). “During an uncertain time, Amy was instrumental in planning the first-ever virtual meetings and a strong return to in-person this past April. I’m confident in the AAAA team moving forward to continue to deliver results and will continue to support Amy in an advisory role.”

Suzanne Berry, CAE supported the AAAA transition as Interim Executive Director from April to August 2022. Her extensive experience in association management helped Amy and the team prepare for the next chapter while continuing to provide value to members.

In addition to her role as Executive Director of AAAA, Motyka is the Signature Events Manager for Women in Government Relations.



Founded in 1975, the American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants (AAAA) is the national organization dedicated to the ethical advancement of the Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant (CAA) profession and excellence in patient care through education, advocacy, and promotion of the Anesthesia Care Team. With more than 2,000 members, AAAA leads initiatives to license CAAs throughout the U.S. For more information, visit

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