SmithBucklin announced the promotion of Dale West to senior director of its health care and scientific industry practice. West will continue to work out of the company's Chicago office and will assume increased client supervision responsibilities. He will continue to serve as the executive director of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates Inc. and as a principal for SmithBucklin's consulting services group. West most recently served as vice president of member service of the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) before re-joining SmithBucklin in 2010. West previously served the company from 2007 to 2009, as associate association executive of ACG. West holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Illinois State University and a master's degree in recreation, parks and tourism administration from Western Illinois University.