Charles F. Simpson has joined the American Osteopathic Association as associate executive director of communications. In the role, Simpson will lead membership organization's strategic communications activities. Before working at the AOA, Simpson was managing director for the Chicago office of Burson-Marsteller, and held senior communications roles with Porter Novelli and the American Cancer Society'a Illinois division. He is an elected committeeman in Kane County, serves on the zoning board of appeals for the city of St. Charles. Simpson earned a bachelor's degree in public relations from Illinois State University.