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Peter L. Schmelzer, CAE

Executive Director

Peter L. Schmelzer, CAE became Executive Director for the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians in October 2002, having previously served ACOFP as its Deputy Executive Director since July 2000. 

Mr. Schmelzer’s 35 years of association management, marketing and communications experience also include positions at the College of American Pathologists, the American Hospital Association and the Management Association of Illinois. 


  • Bachelor of Arts, Journalism - Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Master’s in Business Administration - Keller Graduate School of Management, Chicago, Illinois
  • Certified Association Executive designation - American Society of Association Executives