BOC Names Knott as New President and CEO

Starting in 2023, Judi Knott will take the helm of the HME accrediting organization, replacing its current leader, Claudia Zacharias, who is retiring.

Currently BOC's chief strategy and marketing officer, Judi Knott, MA, MBA, will become president and CEO on Jan. 1, 2023

The Board of Certification/Accreditation’s (BOC) Board of Directors has unanimously voted to appoint Judi Knott, MA, MBA, to be the accrediting organization’s incoming president and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2023.

Currently serving as BOC’s chief strategy and marketing officer, Knott will replace BOC’s current president and CEO, Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE, who will retire at the end of this year.

“I am fortunate to inherit an organization with a solid balance sheet, excellent, long-tenured staff, and bright future,” Knott said. “I am grateful to have the support and wisdom of a strong leadership team, including a distinguished Board of Directors, to make this a seamless executive transition.”

Since joining BOC in 2017, Knott has managed the BOC marketing, regulatory and business development teams, where she focused on BOC’s customer experience, from onboarding, through retaining customers and sustaining revenue. Under her leadership, BOC achieved an annual average of 15 percent sales growth in new business between 2017 and 2021 and retained nearly 95 percent of certificants in 2021. 

Knott brings a 33-year career to her new role as president and CEO, where she has had experience in financial services and healthcare, including health systems/hospitals, practice management, and credentialing.

“As we have worked with Judi for the past five years, the Board has been continually impressed by her commitment to BOC and its stakeholders,” said BOC Board Chair Wayne Rosen, BOCP, BOCO, LPO, CDME, FAAOP. “We are confident that her thoughtful strategic capabilities, strong leadership prowess, and blend of business and customer experience expertise will lead BOC into an exceptional future.”

“I am proud to call Judi my successor,” said BOC president and CEO, Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE. “I am retiring with peace of mind in her ability to continue to grow BOC while remaining focused on our mission to assure the competence, professionalism and safe practice environments of BOC-certified professionals and BOC-accredited businesses.”


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David Kopf is the Publisher HME Business, DME Pharmacy and Mobility Management magazines. He was Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy from 2008 to 2023. Follow him on LinkedIn at and on Twitter at @postacutenews.

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