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Chief Operating Officer,
InfoComm International

Executive Director,
Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC)

Senior Vice President, Business Development and Marketing,
AALU

Chief Executive Officer,
International Legal Technology Association

President and CEO,
Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer,
Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association (POMA)

Executive Director,
Research Chefs Association

Executive Director,
School Nutrition Foundation (SNF)

Executive Director,
TESOL International Association

Executive Director,
Us Helping Us, People Into Living, Inc.

Director of Development,
American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Chief Operating Officer,
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards

Director of Development,
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board)

Chief Accreditation Officer,
Council for the Accreditation of the Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Vice President, Marketing & Communications,
National Sleep Foundation

Vice President, Programs,
National Sleep Foundation




Chief Operating Officer,
InfoComm International

The audiovisual (AV) industry is growing quickly. In 2015 alone, it is estimated to have generated $115 billion globally. AV systems are essential to both public and private sectors and become more heavily relied upon by society each year. Healthcare is quickly becoming one of the largest consumers of audiovisual products and services, along with corporations, educational institutions, and governmental agencies.

InfoComm International, located in Fairfax, Virginia, is a preeminent trade association that has represented the audiovisual and information communications industries worldwide for over 70 years. The association consists of over 5,000 members in more than 80 countries, ranging from manufacturers and programmers to independent consultants and multimedia professionals. InfoComm not only provides its members with much needed resources (such as market research and standards guides), but with continuing education and local and international trade shows. InfoComm is an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer Organization and has developed critical industry standards to ensure the success of its members. The association also provides members with a program to obtain a Certified Technology Specialist certification to bolster the members’ credibility and competitiveness within the market. The association promotes its members’ interests in Washington by monitoring legislation, working cooperatively with the Federal Government, and informing members of relevant changes in legislation. At InfoComm, the largest annual conference and exhibit for AV buyers and sellers, members showcase their products, network, and share knowledge.

InfoComm has retained Vetted Solutions to assist in recruiting a new Chief Operating Officer to manage all North American operational aspects of InfoComm and their global marketing and communication efforts. Alongside the CEO, CFO, and CGO, the COO will develop organizational priorities and oversee the operational agenda set in the organization’s strategic plan. The COO provides the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure the association has the proper operational controls, systems, and people in place to effectively operate the organization, adapt to change, and ensure financial strength. The COO will monitor operational progress against objectives and work with leadership to modify when necessary.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10-15 years of experience in a senior management role at an international or multicultural organization, a master’s degree, or an equivalent combination of a Bachelor’s degree and experience. The candidate must have professional leadership experience in non-profit and/or for-profit organizations with complex, multi-stakeholder environments. A results-proven track record of exceeding goals and facilitating progressive organizational change and development within a growing organization is essential.

The successful candidate will also possess the ability to effectively build organization and staff capacity, developing a top-notch workforce and the processes that ensure the organization runs smoothly. An exceptional capacity for managing and leading people - a team builder who has experience in scaling up organizations, an ability to connect staff both on an individual level and in large groups, the capacity to enforce accountability, develop and empower top-notch leaders from the bottom up, lead from the top down, cultivate entrepreneurship, and learn the strengths and weaknesses of the team so as to put people in a position to succeed are all required for success in this role. Finally, the successful candidate must have general management experience with a thorough understanding of finance, information systems, and human resources, broad experience with the full range of business functions and processes, including strategic development and planning, budgeting, business analysis, finance, information systems, and human resources.

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Executive Director,
Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC)

For more than 50 years, one association has helped the built landscape survive in Colorado while promoting responsible use of water and other resources. The Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC) works to ensure that its industry expert member companies have the tools they need to build and maintain successful businesses. By serving as a resource on both technical and business issues, advocating on issues to protect and support the industry’s future, communicating upcoming trends and issues, and establishing a standard of professionalism, the ALCC aims to become a trusted partner in the future of the Colorado landscape industry.

Vetted Solutions has been retained to assist the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC) in recruiting a new Executive Director. Headquartered in Denver, the ALCC is a trade association that promotes the landscape industry in Colorado and works to enhance the business and professional interests of its members. The association has an operating budget of $950,000, approximately 500 members, and a staff of six.

ALCC has positioned itself as a leader and resource for water use and conservation and has a meaningful input into the Colorado Water Plan. Additionally, the organization is a member of GreenCo, an alliance of seven trade associations representing all facets of the horticulture and landscape industries. GreenCo members are committed to water conservation and industry-wide best management practices as a way of doing business.

The Executive Director is responsible for providing strategic leadership to the Board of Directors, overseeing all advocacy efforts on the regulatory and legislative fronts, and communicating the value of the organization to internal and external audiences. Furthermore, the Executive Director will foster collaboration among the six chapters spread across the state and will provide numerous opportunities for engagement and networking to ALCC members.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and at least five years’ leadership experience in an association representing an industry or profession with issues and membership similar to that of the landscape industry. A high level of understanding of how to advocate successfully in both legislative and regulatory environments is desirable. The ALCC is seeking an Executive Director who can build excitement and commitment around a common vision while connecting with a diverse membership. This is an exciting opportunity for the right executive to become the spokesperson for the industry.

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Senior Vice President, Business Development and Marketing,
AALU

Vetted Solutions has been retained by AALU (formerly known as Association for Advanced Life Underwriting) to recruit a Senior Vice President (SVP), Business Development and Marketing.

For 60 years, AALU has been the trusted, influential voice for the life insurance community in Washington, DC. With a singular focus on the issues impacting life insurance products, professionals, and clients, AALU has a heritage of leadership and success. AALU provides its members with essential tools and services required to help grow their businesses, serve their clients, and protect the life insurance profession. AALU’s annual budget is $13.1M and its staff size is 30 employees. AALU’s mission is to strengthen, grow, promote and advocate for the life insurance community.

Key to fulfilling this mission is the role of the Senior Vice President (SVP), Business Development & Marketing, who reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer. As a vital member of the team, the SVP will oversee all activities related to conceptualizing and implementing marketing and sales plans, as well as revenue development and generation. This position provides the opportunity to work collaboratively with other departments to develop and implement comprehensive strategies and tactics to achieve goals and financial results while positioning events, products and services to increase AALU’s brand awareness in the marketplace. Additionally, the SVP will uphold AALU’s strong reputation ensuring that those in the life insurance industry and those seeking information about the industry continue to leverage AALU for valuable advocacy and learning benefits. The SVP will provide leadership and overall accountability for both retail and corporate development opportunities — including AALU’s membership programs, registration at the organization’s major event, the Annual Meeting, as well as the various corporate programs.

The ideal candidate will possess a “big picture” view and can develop strategies that take advantage of opportunities to help AALU advance in the areas of revenue growth and brand awareness. A Bachelor’s degree and 10 years’ experience in marketing, sales and business development with progressive levels of responsibility is a must. Experience serving as a member of a senior management team is highly desirable and knowledge of trade associations and the insurance industry would be helpful. Furthermore, the proven ability to build and guide effective teams as a staff leader and manager will be critical in developing comprehensive marketing and brand strategies that are in line with organizational goals and priorities.

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Chief Executive Officer,
International Legal Technology Association

Vetted Solutions has been retained to assist the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) to recruit a Chief Executive Officer (CEO). ILTA is the premier peer networking organization in support of the legal profession, providing information to its members on ways to maximize the value and use of technology. Since ILTA was founded in 1980, its role has expanded in recent years since providing technology solutions to law firms and corporate legal departments has grown more complex. ILTA’s membership comprises more than 1400 firms and law departments and has over 20,000 individuals participating, not only in the US, but around the globe. ILTA has an annual budget of $7.5 million and a staff of 25. The association’s headquarters is located in Austin, Texas, with a number of the senior staff living and working remotely. The CEO can serve in the role from anywhere in the United States.

The CEO reports to the Board of Directors and collaborates with the Board to lead this premier peer networking organization in support of the legal profession. The CEO formulates and communicates a vision to grow ILTA’s brand awareness and member organizations worldwide, works with the Board to develop and implement a strategic plan designed to achieve a sustainable future of premiership, and raises the money and engages the people required to execute the plan. The CEO also oversees peer-powered thought leadership, program development, and program deliverables; implements sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies; and manages the operations of the association.

The successful candidate must have at least 5 years of significant senior leadership and organizational management experience in a professional membership association. A bachelor’s degree is required, as is experience with international membership programs or services. The candidate should have experience working with, and partnering with, a Board of Directors or governing body. He/she should be a strategic thinker with planning experience that includes the development of annual goals and operational plans within nonprofit organizations. He/she must have a collaborative and inclusive leadership style, with the ability to drive consensus. ILTA is looking for an individual with dynamic public speaking skills and the ability to deliver effective, passionate messaging to various audiences at all levels. The successful candidate must have substantive financial management experience, including creation of non-dues revenue sources. He/she must have an understanding of the wide range of technologies and “user” skill levels with software, websites, online tools, and social media, including experience working in remote environments.

ILTA seeks candidates who are trusted leaders and managers, and who demonstrate a passion for, and commitment to, ILTA’s mission, core values, industry, and members.

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President and CEO,
Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.

Vetted Solutions has been retained to assist the Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. in recruiting its next President and CEO. The Lighthouse is a private, nonprofit social enterprise which has provided employment, support, and training opportunities for people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities since 1918.

The Lighthouse’s philosophy maintains that each employee is provided with the support necessary for success in the workplace. This includes an in-house sign language interpreting department, staff mobility instructors to teach independent travel with a white cane or guide dog, and over 100 computer workstations adapted for use by individuals who are blind.

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, the Lighthouse has a budget of approximately $80 million budget and a philanthropic foundation. The Lighthouse currently employs over 470 individuals, more than 260 of whom are blind, DeafBlind, or blind with other disabilities. Lighthouse employees make aerospace parts, office products, and a myriad of other machined products for customers such as The Boeing Company and the U.S. federal government. The Lighthouse operates seven Base Supply Centers which provides a retail setting for military personnel to purchase products made by people who are blind. Lighthouse employees also provide managed services like appointment setting, quality assurance, account reconciliation, and contract close out.

In addition to providing employment opportunities, The Lighthouse offers a wide range of programs and services for employees who are blind and DeafBlind. Computer training classes, braille courses, the acclaimed DeafBlind Retreat, and DeafBlind community classes as well as a program to educate elementary school students about blindness are just a few of the services offered.

The President and CEO reports to the Lighthouse Board of Trustees and has strategic and overall operational responsibility for the organization, ensuring positive impact in the community, financial stability, and organizational sustainability. The President and CEO will ensure that the Lighthouse’s fiscal, operations, marketing and communications, human resources, technology, and program strategies are effectively implemented across all segments of the organization.

The successful candidate should have leadership experience at the most senior level in the private or public sector, and be a visionary leader in developing, implementing executing and evaluating impactful strategic plans. Candidates should have a demonstrated track record in successfully building and maintaining a culture of collaboration and trust among constituencies, Board of Trustees and staff. Experience in manufacturing and product production is a plus. The successful candidate is someone who has an intimate understanding of the world of blindness/DeafBlind/vision loss and that world’s day-to-day challenges, along with gravitas to personally or closely demonstrate the ability for a blind or DeafBlind person or person with vision loss to work and highly function in a seeing and hearing world. As the public face of the Lighthouse, the successful candidate will be someone with the ability to define and passionately articulate the organization’s mission and work, as well as use ingenuity and critical thinking to build and strategically grow and organization with often limited resources and assistance.

The Lighthouse seeks candidates who have strong business acumen and understanding of the double bottom line, and who demonstrate passion for and commitment to bettering the world through employment opportunities for people with blindness, are DeafBlind, or have vision loss with other disabilities.

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Director of Development,
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board)

For more than three decades, the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) has worked to promote the value of professional, competent, and ethical personal financial planning services, through a CFP® certification program based around education, examination, experience and ethics standards. This highly respected and recognized nonprofit organization, based in Washington, D.C., seeks a Director of Development to plan, direct, and drive the development and fundraising activities, programs, and campaigns of CFP Board’s Center for Financial Planning (Center).

Created in 2015, the Center for Financial Planning serves as the profession’s premier resource for educators, researchers, practitioners, financial services firms and the public. Through support and collaboration from all corners of the financial planning profession, the Center will bolster efforts to attract and develop a diverse next generation of financial planners that meets Americans’ rising needs for competent, ethical personal financial advice.

The Center’s Director of Development will collaborate with the Center’s leadership and Campaign Development Committee to develop, then, execute on fundraising plans and strategies to achieve annual fundraising goals aligned with areas of focus. Building on the Center’s momentum and visibility, the Director will oversee identifying key prospects, solicitation, and building relationships with current and prospective major corporate and individual donors. Reporting to the Center’s Executive Director, the Director of Development will provide leadership and management to achieve annual financial goals aligned with the strategic plan and programmatic funding priorities. The successful individual will complete and oversee management of the Center’s development and fundraising infrastructure, including policies and procedures, for transparency, compliance, and credibility. Additionally, the Director will create and implement donor recognition and stakeholder communications programs.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and ten or more years’ of progressively responsible and successful development and fundraising experience, preferably in a foundation or profession-based association. A CFRE is preferred. Well-developed, effective interpersonal and communication skills and an executive presence are necessary. The ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial mindset paired with a strong networking ability that leads to the development of strategic relationships with key individuals and organizations.

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Chief Executive Officer,
Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association (POMA)

Vetted Solutions has been retained to assist the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association (POMA) in recruiting a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Headquartered in Harrisburg, POMA is one of the largest state osteopathic medical associations, serving approximately 8,000 osteopathic physicians. POMA’s mission is to promote public health by elevating and maintaining high standards of osteopathic education; stimulating research and investigation; and collecting and disseminating knowledge for the education and improvement of the profession, as well as the benefit of humanity. POMA offers a wide array of programs and services to the profession, including legislative activities, education through meetings, symposia, a clinical assembly, webinars, and publications; peer review; and practice management training. It also includes a robust program for medical students and first year physicians. In addition, POMA oversees a separate 501(C)(3) foundation that provides a variety of services to practicing osteopathic physicians and students alike, such as grants and scholarships, and public awareness activities.

The CEO is responsible for providing strategic leadership and guidance to the POMA Board of Trustees, and ensuring that POMA staff, operations, and financial resources support the continued expansion of the organization as it moves to an even higher level of service to its members, the osteopathic profession, and the healthcare needs of the citizens of Pennsylvania. Working with POMA’s lobbyist, the CEO develops appropriate responses to legislators and regulators and builds effective coalitions and partnerships to ensure the strength of POMA’s presence within the Pennsylvania General Assembly; the viability, growth, and acceptance of osteopathic medicine; the career success of osteopathic physicians; and exemplary health care for the public in Pennsylvania. The CEO manages a staff of six and a budget of approximately $2 million. He or she is also responsible for all operations of the Foundation and the POMA headquarters building.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) and five to 10 years’ leadership experience in a health or medical organization. Medical association experience and an understanding of osteopathic medicine are desirable. In addition, the CEO should have five to 10 years’ experience in government affairs, resulting in an understanding of the legislative process at the state level and the ability to represent an organization effectively before government bodies. Familiarity with organized medicine and the Pennsylvania political climate is desirable, though not required.

POMA is seeking a CEO who is embodies integrity, strong participatory leadership skills, mentorship, and creativity. He or she is an experienced and thoughtful leader with well-developed interpersonal skills, a transparent communications style, technological savvy, and experience in building member engagement and raising the visibility of an organization. POMA desires a leader who knows how to build positive and effective relationships both inside and outside an organization, to rally diverse groups around a common vision, and to develop a dynamic and effective organization providing the highest level of service to all of its stakeholders. The POMA CEO will show great respect for the organization’s legacy, while at the same time creating new programs, increasing visibility, and broadening the reach of the organization.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced medical or healthcare leader to take the top leadership position within a large state medication association and invest existing resources in furthering the growth of a prestigious organization, increasing member value, and building the association’s brand in the eyes of its stakeholders and the public.

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Director of Development,
American Geophysical Union (AGU)

The American Geophysical Union (AGU), located in Washington, D.C., has retained Vetted Solutions to assist in recruiting a Director of Development. AGU is a pre-eminent scientific organization devoted to advancing widespread public understanding of the Earth and the power of science to ensure a sustainable future. AGU has more than 62,000 members worldwide, with an extensive history of events and activities promoting broader understanding of geophysics. AGU remains a driving force behind rising public awareness of the importance of earth sciences in preserving and protecting our natural resources.

AGU is seeking a development executive capable of managing all fundraising initiatives and activities of the organization. The Director of Development will oversee all AGU development programs including: Individual giving, Foundation and Endowment, and Government grants. Developing strategy and tactics for a multi-year development effort is a key responsibility. With the 100th anniversary just a few years around the corner, this is an exciting time to join the staff at AGU as the organization is planning a major campaign for an endowment in conjunction with the commemoration.

The ideal candidate has a Master’s degree and a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in development, fundraising, and donor relations. A proven track record of working in a membership organization environment is preferred. The candidate should be able to utilize strong interpersonal communication skills to develop and maintain relationships with both donors and prospects.

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Executive Director,
School Nutrition Foundation (SNF)

The School Nutrition Association (SNA), located in National Harbor, MD., has retained Vetted Solutions to assist in recruiting an Executive Director for the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF), an affiliated organization. SNF is dedicated to securing financial resources for education, professional development, scholarships and research in school nutrition for SNA members. SNF focuses on providing the resources that educate and empower SNA members to provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the nation and foster an environment where children achieve overall wellness and lifelong success.

The School Nutrition Foundation is seeking a professional capable of directing the fundraising and operational activities of the foundation to support strategic and financial goals. The incumbent is responsible for working with the CEO to implement strategic and business plans approved by the SNF Board of Directors while managing the day to day operations of the Foundation. This includes planning, budget development and management, fundraising and development programs and events, and building the relationships key to accessing grants and other funding for research, scholarships and professional development for SNA members. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for managing staff resources and assisting the CEO with SNF Board governance.

The ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s degree in a related field with ten or more years’ experience working as a member of a senior management team, preferably in a foundation or association. In depth knowledge of Federal laws and regulations for fundraising activities by 501c(3) is critical. The candidate should have highly developed communication skills in addition to a demonstrated ability to think both strategically and critically.

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Chief Accreditation Officer,
Council for the Accreditation of the Educator Preparation (CAEP)

The Council for the Accreditation of the Educator Preparation (CAEP), located in Washington, D.C., has retained Vetted Solutions to assist in recruiting its next Chief Accreditation Officer. CAEP is the nation’s sole accrediting body for teacher preparation. CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through P-12 learner, outcome focused, and evidence-based, data-driven accreditation. They provide a framework of continuous improvement to ensure educator preparation providers (EPPs) prepare educators to teach diverse learners throughout the P-12 setting. CAEP organizational values focus on: leadership, teamwork, initiative and creativity, service orientation to accreditation, strategic planning and anticipating need, and accountability.

CAEP is seeking a forward-looking team member who will actively develop, build, and sustain internal and external relationships and seek opportunities to enhance and strengthen CAEP Accreditation. A critical member of the President’s leadership team, the Chief Accreditation Officer will represent CAEP Accreditation to stakeholders, building relationships with providers and consumers alike, oversee the strategic accreditation functions of the organization, and refine the vision for accreditation. The position will work with the Deputy Accreditation Officer to ensure the quality and integrity of CAEP accreditation and provide leadership to the accreditation staff. The position will also oversee the CAEP recognition process with The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education (USED) and ensure organizational policies are in alignment with recognition requirements.

The ideal candidate has an Ed.D. or Ph.D. in an education-related field and a minimum of 7 years of experience in higher education with experience in accreditation and administration. The candidate should be a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent public speaking and presentation skills.

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President and CEO,
Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.

Vetted Solutions has been retained to assist the Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. in recruiting its next President and CEO. The Lighthouse is a private, nonprofit social enterprise which has provided employment, support, and training opportunities for people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities since 1918.

The Lighthouse’s philosophy maintains that each employee is provided with the support necessary for success in the workplace. This includes an in-house sign language interpreting department, staff mobility instructors to teach independent travel with a white cane or guide dog, and over 100 computer workstations adapted for use by individuals who are blind.

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, the Lighthouse has a budget of approximately $80 million budget and a philanthropic foundation. The Lighthouse currently employs over 470 individuals, more than 260 of whom are blind, DeafBlind, or blind with other disabilities. Lighthouse employees make aerospace parts, office products, and a myriad of other machined products for customers such as The Boeing Company and the U.S. federal government. The Lighthouse operates seven Base Supply Centers which provides a retail setting for military personnel to purchase products made by people who are blind. Lighthouse employees also provide managed services like appointment setting, quality assurance, account reconciliation, and contract close out.

In addition to providing employment opportunities, The Lighthouse offers a wide range of programs and services for employees who are blind and DeafBlind. Computer training classes, braille courses, the acclaimed DeafBlind Retreat, and DeafBlind community classes as well as a program to educate elementary school students about blindness are just a few of the services offered.

The President and CEO reports to the Lighthouse Board of Trustees and has strategic and overall operational responsibility for the organization, ensuring positive impact in the community, financial stability, and organizational sustainability. The President and CEO will ensure that the Lighthouse’s fiscal, operations, marketing and communications, human resources, technology, and program strategies are effectively implemented across all segments of the organization.

The successful candidate should have leadership experience at the most senior level in the private or public sector, and be a visionary leader in developing, implementing executing and evaluating impactful strategic plans. Candidates should have a demonstrated track record in successfully building and maintaining a culture of collaboration and trust among constituencies, Board of Trustees and staff. Experience in manufacturing and product production is a plus. The successful candidate is someone who has an intimate understanding of the world of blindness/DeafBlind/vision loss and that world’s day-to-day challenges, along with gravitas to personally or closely demonstrate the ability for a blind or DeafBlind person or person with vision loss to work and highly function in a seeing and hearing world. As the public face of the Lighthouse, the successful candidate will be someone with the ability to define and passionately articulate the organization’s mission and work, as well as use ingenuity and critical thinking to build and strategically grow and organization with often limited resources and assistance.

The Lighthouse seeks candidates who have strong business acumen and understanding of the double bottom line, and who demonstrate passion for and commitment to bettering the world through employment opportunities for people with blindness, are DeafBlind, or have vision loss with other disabilities.

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To submit a resume and cover letter, or to find further details regarding specific requirements and desired attributes important for this position, contact Vetted Solutions at +1 202 544 4749.





Chief Executive Officer,
International Legal Technology Association

Vetted Solutions has been retained to assist the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) to recruit a Chief Executive Officer (CEO). ILTA is the premier peer networking organization in support of the legal profession, providing information to its members on ways to maximize the value and use of technology. Since ILTA was founded in 1980, its role has expanded in recent years since providing technology solutions to law firms and corporate legal departments has grown more complex. ILTA’s membership comprises more than 1400 firms and law departments and has over 20,000 individuals participating, not only in the US, but around the globe. ILTA has an annual budget of $7.5 million and a staff of 25. The association’s headquarters is located in Austin, Texas, with a number of the senior staff living and working remotely. The CEO can serve in the role from anywhere in the United States.

The CEO reports to the Board of Directors and collaborates with the Board to lead this premier peer networking organization in support of the legal profession. The CEO formulates and communicates a vision to grow ILTA’s brand awareness and member organizations worldwide, works with the Board to develop and implement a strategic plan designed to achieve a sustainable future of premiership, and raises the money and engages the people required to execute the plan. The CEO also oversees peer-powered thought leadership, program development, and program deliverables; implements sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies; and manages the operations of the association.

The successful candidate must have at least 5 years of significant senior leadership and organizational management experience in a professional membership association. A bachelor’s degree is required, as is experience with international membership programs or services. The candidate should have experience working with, and partnering with, a Board of Directors or governing body. He/she should be a strategic thinker with planning experience that includes the development of annual goals and operational plans within nonprofit organizations. He/she must have a collaborative and inclusive leadership style, with the ability to drive consensus. ILTA is looking for an individual with dynamic public speaking skills and the ability to deliver effective, passionate messaging to various audiences at all levels. The successful candidate must have substantive financial management experience, including creation of non-dues revenue sources. He/she must have an understanding of the wide range of technologies and “user” skill levels with software, websites, online tools, and social media, including experience working in remote environments.

ILTA seeks candidates who are trusted leaders and managers, and who demonstrate a passion for, and commitment to, ILTA’s mission, core values, industry, and members.

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To submit a resume and cover letter, or to find further details regarding specific requirements and desired attributes important for this position, contact Vetted Solutions at +1 202 544 4749.





Executive Director,
Research Chefs Association

We are pleased to announce that SmithBucklin has retained Vetted Solutions to find an Executive Director to join the association management company. The successful candidate will serve as the Chief Staff Executive for the Research Chefs Association (RCA) in the company’s Chicago office.

Founded in 1996, the RCA is a leading professional community for food research and development. Its 2000+ members are the pioneers of Culinology – a fast-growing discipline that blends the fields of culinary arts and the science of food. RCA is seeking an accomplished executive professional with demonstrated success in driving business growth, managing client and sponsor relationships, building and representing a brand, and overseeing operations. The Executive Director will be responsible for the overall strategic, operational, and financial well-being of the organization. He or she will work closely with the RCA Board of Directors to implement and manage all policies, programs, services, and practices for the association. The ED of RCA will be an employee of SmithBucklin and will report directly to Executive Vice President and Chief Executive, Business and Trade Industry Practice, Jim McNeil.

The work environment at SmithBucklin is collaborative, with teams organized through a matrix of skill levels and expertise. The position is a highly self-managed role with high pressure situations are characterized by changing expectations and multiple priorities. Frequent travel may be required.

The successful candidate will have seven or more years of experience serving as a leader in the association space with demonstrated success in strategy and financial management. He or she must possess a Bachelor’s degree; a Master’s is desirable.

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Executive Director,
Us Helping Us, People Into Living, Inc.

Vetted Solutions has been retained to assist Us Helping Us, People Into Living, Inc. (UHU) to recruit an Executive Director. With a main office located in Washington, D.C., UHU is a nationally and internationally recognized community-based HIV/AIDS organization, serving as a model for community-based services and interventions. UHU is committed to improving the health and well-being of Black gay men through innovative programs and services and – through a vision of inclusiveness – to reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS in the entire African American community. With an annual budget of $2.4 million, UHU employs 26 full-time staff and delivers over 10 different programs and services.

The Executive Director of UHU is responsible for building on the organization’s successful legacy. He/she partners with a dedicated Board of Directors and oversees the strategic plan implementation, effective management of UHU resources, and monitors the organization’s programs and services. The Executive Director motivates and engages the staff and funders to ensure UHU’s focus and programs serve the community’s current needs, while positioning the organization for transformational growth in both traditional and innovative ways to meet emerging needs.

The successful candidate must have at least 5 years of significant leadership and organizational management experience in a nonprofit or similarly complex institution or organization. He/she should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience. An advanced degree (ex: MPH or MBA) will be considered a plus. The candidate should have experience working with and partnering with a Board of Directors or governing body. He/she should be a strategic thinker with planning experience that includes the development of annual goals and operational plans. Experience in HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and service delivery, or related experience is necessary. Demonstrated knowledge or experience with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), state or local health care reform initiatives, HIPAA, and other regulatory standards is important. He/she can demonstrate a record in program and/or services development, delivery, and assessment. Fundraising, communication, and budget/finance skills are required, as well as staff leadership and management experience.

UHU seeks candidates who will be an inspirational and visionary leader that demonstrates passion for the next stage of the HIV/AIDS response, ending health disparities, addressing social justice, and promoting community development, particularly in the Black gay community.

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Executive Director,
TESOL International Association

Vetted Solutions has been retained to assist TESOL International Association (TESOL) recruit an Executive Director. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, United States, TESOL is the largest professional organization for teachers of English as a second or foreign language. Founded in 1966, TESOL’s mission is to advance the quality of English language teaching through professional development, research, standards and advocacy. With over 12,000 members worldwide, and over 100 affiliated language education organizations, TESOL truly is an international association for those teaching the English language as a second or foreign language.

The Executive Director of TESOL is responsible for growing the reputation, influence and membership of the organization. He/she works closely with the Board of Directors and oversees the implementation of all policies and actions of TESOL, including the administration of services, programs, products, and operations. The Executive Director is also responsible for management of TESOL’s 19.5 staff members and budget of $5.3 million.

The successful candidate must have an advanced degree, preferably with a PhD or EdD. He/she will also have at least 5 years of executive-level experience in a professional membership association, or relevant organization. A Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation and bi- or multilingualism are pluses, but not required. The Executive Director should have and understanding of the breadth, depth, and impact of the English language teaching profession or similar profession, at educational levels from pre-primary through post-secondary. He/she must be a change agent who demonstrates respect for legacy and the ability to build upon recent successes. The Executive Director needs to be an effective communicator, and have experience working efficiently and inclusively with multicultural and multilingual constituents. He/she is one of the key spokespersons for the Association, both internally and externally. Further, the Executive Director must have substantive financial management experience, a history of developing nondues revenue, a track record of implementing and assessing a multi-year strategic plan, and experience with creating and developing diverse and inclusive environments for staff, association members and other stakeholders.

TESOL International Association seeks candidates who show a strong commitment to TESOL’s mission and profession, who are respected and trusted leaders, who have an ability to think strategically and tactically, and who can execute decisions while maintaining multicultural and multilingual understanding and sensitivity.

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Chief Operating Officer (COO),
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards

For more than three decades, the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) has worked to promote the value of professional, competent and ethical financial planning services, through a CFP® certification program based around education, examination, experience and ethics. This respected 501(c)(3) organization, based in Washington, D.C., seeks a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to partner with the CEO and Executive Leadership Team to ensure the organization delivers on its value proposition.

The COO will report to the CFP Board Chief Executive Officer and will directly oversee the Communications, Professional Practice and Human Resource functions. The COO will work closely with the Director of Communications to ensure a strong communications/public relations strategy that includes a $10 million public awareness campaign; the Managing Director, Professional Practice to ensure sound certification operations; and the Director, Human Resources to drive an overall approach to recruiting, retaining and developing talent. He or she also will be an active member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT).

The ideal candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree and at least 10-15 years of experience in association or nonprofit management with senior level experience in certification, communications/public relations and/or human resources. An advanced degree is a plus, as is a Certified Association Executive (CAE). The CFP Board seeks a consummate professional who inspires others through consistently high performance and adherence to the core values and principles that guide the organization. He or she will be a collaborative team player, admired and respected for integrity and candor; he or she will be a practical, results-oriented analytical thinker, with exceptional communications and organizational skills. Demonstrated success in working closely and effectively with a CEO, members of an executive leadership and a Board of Directors is a valuable asset.

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Vice President, Marketing & Communications,
National Sleep Foundation

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF), located in Arlington, VA, is dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy. Founded in 1990 by the leaders in sleep medicine, NSF is the trusted resource for sleep science, healthy sleep habits, and sleep disorders to medical professionals, patients and the public.

This is an exciting time for NSF since awareness of sleep health and safety is at record levels and interest in their programs, research, and services continues to grow. In addition to sleep technology products and innovations, major corporate workplaces recognize the role of sleep in employee productivity, engagement, and safety. Further, the public now seeks information to better understand the role of sleep in their overall health plan. In fact, NSF’s “sleepfoundation.org” is the #1 Google search ranking for “sleep.”

The Vice President of Marketing & Communications will provide leadership and management for an integrated strategic marketing and communications plan to advance NSF’s brand identity, broaden awareness of its programs and priorities, and increase the visibility of its programs across key stakeholder audiences. As a vital member of the leadership team, the Vice President’s responsibilities will include messaging, promotion, advertising, and industry/market/members insights and trends. Additionally, the Vice President will provide oversight for NSF’s website properties, including sleepfoundation.org, sleep.org, drowsydriving.org, and others.

Leveraging a broad range of programs and organizational assets, the position will develop, promote, and oversee corporate sponsorship activities, which includes building relationships with corporate representatives. As a C-level executive, the Vice President will lead and manage a staff team in these functional areas.

The successful candidate will be able to provide vision and critical strategic direction-setting for Marketing and Communications functions aligned with NSF’s overall objectives, goals, and priorities. Envisioning new opportunities and ideas will be encouraged. NSF’s organizational personality is bold and often takes a “first mover” position. The organization seeks team members who thrive on the cutting edge of research, science, and technology. NSF’s staff team culture likes to think out of the box and is very business-minded (profit and loss ownership).

Additional experience and qualifications include:

• Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or related field is required.
• Minimum 5 years experience in senior management role, either in-house or with an agency.
• Solid foundation of traditional marketing, branding, communications, and public relations background, with ability to implement experimental and new trends, as appropriate.
• Demonstrated experience leading and managing a comprehensive strategic marketing and communications plan and program to advance an organization’s brand and goals.
• Extensive successful writing and editing experience (externally focused) with a variety of print and online communications media.
• Creative and thoughtful in how new media technologies can be utilized.

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Vice President, Programs,
National Sleep Foundation

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF), located in Arlington, VA, is dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy. Founded in 1990 by the leaders in sleep medicine, NSF is the trusted resource for sleep science, healthy sleep habits, and sleep disorders to medical professionals, patients and the public.

This is an exciting time for NSF since awareness of sleep health and safety is at record levels and interest in their programs, research, and services continues to grow. In addition to sleep technology products and innovations, major corporate workplaces recognize the role of sleep in employee productivity, engagement, and safety. Further, the public now seeks information to better understand the role of sleep in their overall health plan. In fact, NSF’s “sleepfoundation.org” is the #1 Google search ranking for “sleep.”

The Vice President of Programs will be responsible for leading and managing NSF’s research, education, technology, and government affairs programs. This executive level position will have multi-functional responsibilities for key programmatic areas. The Vice President will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the programs’ planning, development, execution, and achievement of goals.

Overseeing a broad range of highly visible and popular research, education, and consumer sleep technology programs and events, the Vice President will play an important role in achieving organizational goals. Government Affairs responsibilities will be focused on developing strategies and agendas to advocate for sleep health across all levels of government. As a C-level executive, the Vice President will lead and manage a staff team in these functional areas.

The successful candidate will be able to provide vision and critical strategic direction-setting for Programs and Government Affairs functions aligned with NSF’s overall objectives, goals, and priorities. Envisioning new opportunities and ideas will be encouraged. NSF’s organizational personality is bold and often takes a “first mover” position. The organization seeks team members who thrive on the cutting edge of research, science, and technology. NSF’s staff team culture likes to think out of the box and is very business-minded (profit and loss ownership).

Additional experience and qualifications include:

• Bachelor’s degree in health/medical field, education, association/nonprofit management, business or related field is required. Advanced degree is highly desirable.
• Background in medical or health-related society, relevant government, public health, research or academic organization is highly desirable.
• Minimum 5 years experience in middle or senior management role, with program direction and management, project and budget management responsibilities.
• Experience with the development and management of education programs, content, and resources for professionals, policymakers, industry, and the public is highly desirable.
• Background working with Continuing Medical Education (C.M.E.) program development and delivery very helpful.
• Experience working with scientific or medical research programs and researchers, especially in an area with complex ideas, concepts, and data very helpful.
• Experience with government affairs and/or public policy responsibilities, with a focus on education of policymakers and leveraging organizational content and research.

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