Executive Team

Chief Executive Officer

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Michael H. Moloney is the ninth CEO of the American Institute of Physics (AIP)—a federation that advances the success of our 10 Member Societies and an institute that operates as a center of excellence supporting the physical sciences enterprise. For nearly a century, AIP has worked to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences. Since joining AIP in early 2018, Moloney has been leading a strategic transformation effort for the Institute in preparation for its centennial anniversary in 2031.

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

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Catherine "Gigi" Swartz was elected Chief Financial Officer for AIP in June 2013. She joined AIP as the Assistant Treasurer in 1998 and was promoted to Controller and Assistant Treasurer in 2000. Gigi earned her MBA in finance from The George Washington University.

Chief of Staff

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Liz has been a member of the AIP team since in 2000. As Chief of Staff, Liz manages the AIP Executive Office and the agenda of the Executive Management Team (EMT), including its meetings, projects, and tasks. She is responsible for creating and maintaining relationships with internal stakeholders across AIP to enable effective information flow and timely decisions, and external stakeholders, such as the AIP Member Societies, as critical to the success of CEO and EMT actions.

Chief Human Resources Officer

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Nancy joined AIP in October 2020 as the Chief Human Resources Officer. In addition to leading the human resource function, she has key responsibilities for delivering on the Strategic Framework goal of cultivating a talented, diverse, and engaged staff that delivers excellence to our stakeholders. She serves on the Compensation and Audit Committees. 

Chief Federation Officer

James joined AIP in August 2022. He spearheads AIP's efforts to advance the success of its 10 Member Societies, leading initiatives that drive the federation's success, collective action, shared impact, and reach. Prior to joining AIP, Taylor served as deputy executive officer and chief operating officer at the American Physical Society (APS).

Chief Transformation Officer

Matt Loeb joined the AIP team in June 2020 and is currently serving in the capacity of Chief Transformation Officer, with a primary focus on execution of the organization’s Strategic Framework and Capabilities Model necessary to achieve its AIP-2025 vision.

Chief Content Officer

Scott Montgomery joined the AIP team in August 2021 as Chief Content Officer, focusing on the development of a content strategy. Scott is helping to grow AIP’s capabilities to understand our audiences and to manage our portfolio of connected and coherent deliverables that realize the vision of AIP-2025 in our Strategic Framework.