After serving 27 years as executive vice president of the NBCE, Horace C. Elliott has announced that he will retire effective Feb. 28, 2014. The early announcement is timed to provide the NBCE board ample time to conduct a national search to fill the position and ensure organizational stability during a transition.
Horace Elliott joined the NBCE in 1986. During his tenure and with guidance from strong boards of directors, the NBCE enjoyed considerable growth. Among his many accomplishments as NBCE executive vice president, Elliott says he is "extremely proud of the great team of staff and management assembled over the years at the NBCE. With their expertise and dedicated board support, we have been able to carry out board initiatives in an environment of financial stability."
Speaking on behalf of the board of directors, NBCE President Dr. Norman Ouzts Jr. praised Elliott: "The NBCE's high level of professionalism and integrity, now a well-respected trademark of the organization, are indicative of the leadership and dedication of Horace Elliott at the NBCE. Of course, we will miss Horace, but we respect his decision."
Elliott has been widely honored for his leadership in the chiropractic profession. In 2001 he was honored with the George Arvidson Award for Meritorious Service to Chiropractic Licensure from the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. He is also the recipient of an honorary doctorate in humanities from Texas Chiropractic College and an honorary doctor of humane letters degree and fellowship in the American College of Chiropractic. Elliott was elected to the board of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care in 2010. At the local level, Elliott serves on the board of directors of the Greeley Chamber of Commerce and the board of the Greeley Rotary Club.
The 77-year-old Elliott said his retirement is part of his personal long-range plan. Along with Sue, his wife of 56 years, Elliott will return to Texas, where they can be near family and old friends.
The board has selected Summit Search Solutions to conduct a nationwide search to fill Elliott's position. Summit is a national search firm specializing in placements in the educational and non-profit sectors. For more information about position requirements or to make nominations, please contact Stephanie Fowler at or by phone at 530-677-9945.
Source: National Board of Chiropractic Examiners