The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) -- headquartered in Towson, Md. -- is pleased to announce that Lee Grossman of Washington, D.C. has been named the organization’s Interim Executive Director. Grossman replaces former IDA Executive Director, Stephen Peregoy.Grossman spent 10 years at the Autism Society of America (ASA), where he served as Chair of the Board of Directors and later President and CEO. At ASA, he oversaw the nation's largest grassroots autism organization, with more than 190,000 members and supporters and 160 chapters across the United States.Prior to joining ASA, Grossman owned his own firm for 25 years in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he served as a consultant to the medical industry. Most recently, he served as President and CEO of Advance Enterprises, a global consulting firm in Washington, D.C. Grossman has also served as a public member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) since 2007.“The IDA Board of Directors is very excited to welcome Lee to our organization,” said Eric Tridas, M.D., a Tampa, Florida-based developmental and behavioral pediatrician and president of the IDA’s Board of Directors. “He brings a wealth of leadership experience to IDA, and we are confident that he will move the organization forward as we continue to work towards our goals of raising awareness of dyslexia and acting as a resource to parents, educators and the scientific community.”While President and CEO of ASA, Grossman also acted as the President of the ASA Foundation, publisher of the Autism Advocate journal. He is a past President of the Autism Society of Hawaii. While on the Board of the Autism Society, he served in numerous capacities, including Chair of National Autism Awareness Month, Nominating Chair, Development Chair and Public Relations Chair.Grossman attended college at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, completing his senior year at Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, Hawaii, and earning his Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration. He has a Master's in Leadership from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.About the International Dyslexia AssociationThe International Dyslexia Association is a non-profit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia as well as related language-based learning differences. The IDA operates 45 branches throughout the United States and Canada and has global partners in eighteen countries, including Australia, Brazil, England, Germany, Ireland, and Japan.