SAN FRANCISCO: The IABC has hired Julie Freeman as its new
president, hoping she will provide the group with a much-needed shot in
A Deloitte & Touche audit revealed the IABC lost dollars 1 million in
2000, and former CEO Elizabeth Allen resigned in January.
"This will be the beginning of a clean slate for IABC," said chairman
Freeman is leaving her post as executive director of the Professional
Picture Framers Association, which has experienced financial problems in
"It's never good news to find out an organization you are considering
working for has had problems," Freeman said. "But in talking with the
staff and the board, it is my belief the problems have solutions."
Lou Williams has been interim president since Allen's departure. "I
think we have started to rebuild our credibility," he said. "But
credibility comes from performance."