Ken Yanagisawa, MD, FACS, Managing Partner of Southern New England Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Group, LLP, has been elected to serve as Chair of the Board of Governors (BOG), American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS). The BOG is the grassroots member network comprised of local, state, regional and national Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Societies which works intimately with the AAO-HNS Board of Directors to improve policies and program offerings. Dr Yanagisawa oversees the Governance and Society Engagement, Legislative Affairs, and Socioeconomic and Grassroots Committees. His goals for the upcoming year include advancing communications, networking, practice management, and engagement opportunities for all Otolaryngologists, especially those in Private Practice. The 2019 BOG Spring Meeting which he has coordinated will take place in Alexandria, VA in April, and focus on Academy Strategic Plan initiatives including Advanced Practice Providers incorporation, provider wellness, advocacy, and quality measure development. Dr Yanagisawa continues to serve as Chief of the Saint Raphael Campus of Yale New Haven Hospital, and is extremely active in legislative efforts with the CT Ear Nose and Throat Society.