NEW YORK — Roger Bolton, who has led Page as president for more than a dozen years, will be stepping down from the role at the end of this year.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as president of this outstanding professional community and I leave with deep gratitude to all of our members for their support and collaboration in taking Page to new heights,” Bolton said in a statement. “It’s time for new leadership at Page and time for me to move on to other professional pursuits.”

Bolton said that Page (formally the Arthur W. Page Society) is in the first year of a three-year strategic plan, and he felt it was appropriate for his successor to have an opportunity to have some time in the role before the next strategic planning period begins.

Under Bolton’s leadership, Page has significantly increased its membership and become more diverse and international, the organization said. He also has furthered Page’s mission and purpose of bolstering members’ influence in the C-Suite, helping their enterprises to be more effective in creating and delivering value for all stakeholders, Page said.

“We are grateful for Roger’s extraordinary service to Page and our profession,” said newly appointed Hill & Knowlton global CEO Kelli Parsons, who also serves as Page chair. “Roger has led Page through more than a decade of growth and influence by strengthening our remarkable community and the impact of communication leaders on business and society.”

Prior to taking on the CEO role at Page in 2011, Bolton had served as chair of Page in 2006-2007 and in senior communication/public affairs roles at Aetna, IBM, the US Treasury, the White House, the Office of the US Trade Representative and the US Congress.

The search for Bolton’s successor will begin soon, Page said. Details will be announced following the June 20 meeting of the Page Board of Trustees. Bolton said he will announce his future professional plans at a later date.