Staff Vice President of Business Technology and Innovation
Ion Despoiu is the staff vice president of business technology and innovation for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), where he provides leadership and strategic oversight for the technology environment and BT activities.
A pragmatic and passionate technology professional with more than 18 years of experience in driving IT change, Ion has a penchant for embracing and leading with technology – and prides himself in leveraging IT to find innovative solutions. His leadership spans enterprise architecture, strategy, solution design, application and data architecture, and staffing/team-building.
Before joining ASPS in 2017, Ion served as the IT director for the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), where he directed all IT operations, application development and was responsible for the strategy and execution of all IT-driven projects and providing guidance to organization digital strategy.
Ion earned his Bachelor of Science and MBA degrees from the University of Wisconsin Parkside. He also holds a variety of technical and professional certifications, including Project Management Professional (PMP), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).