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Executive Director, Association for Clinical and Translational Science
SmithBucklin - Washington, D.C.

Executive Director
American International Health Alliance

Executive Director
American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras

Director of Communications
Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association

Director of Federal Government Relations
National Ground Water Association

Chief of Staff
American Institute of Architects

Senior Director of Business Development
CoreNet Global

Senior Vice President for Communications and Membership
American Dental Education Association

Vice President of Professional Learning and Development
National Organization

Vice President of Communications
American Society of Interior Designers

Vice President of Market Intelligence
Auto Care Association

Senior Vice President, Strategic Partners Group
CCA Global

Director of Corporate Relations
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.

Director of Market Research
Cruise Lines International Association

Director of Programs and Membership
Grantmakers In Aging

Vice President, Membership & Chapter Relations
NAIOP: Commercial Real Estate Development Association



Executive Director, Association for Clinical and Translational Science,
SmithBucklin - Washington, D.C.

ACTS is the leading professional and scientific organization in clinical and translational science. The organization was inaugurated in 2013, with 29 founding Institutional Members, and nearly doubling to 48 Institutional Members as of April 2014. The purpose of ACTS can be broken up into four realms: Research - ACTS supports investigations that continually improve team science, integrating multiple disciplines across the full translational science spectrum. Education - ACTS is the academic home for the disciplines of research education, training, and career development for the full spectrum of translational scientists. Advocacy - ACTS provides a strong voice to advocate for translational science, clinical research, patient oriented research, and research education support. Mentoring - ACTS will promote investigations and dissemination of effective models for mentoring future generations of translational scientists.

SmithBucklin has retained Vetted Solutions to recruit an Executive Director to work closely with the Board of Directors for its client, the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS). ACTS is housed within SmithBucklin’s Healthcare and Scientific Practice Group in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. The Executive Director provides leadership for ACTS and works collaboratively with the Board to guide the development and implementation of the strategic plan, programs and practices of the association. ACTS seeks an Executive Director with knowledge of and experience with the complexities of clinical and translational research support and the interactions among academic health centers, industry, and state and federal funding agencies. Experience as a CTSA Executive Director would be an important asset. The ED will manage critical issues such as membership growth, board leadership development, diversification of organization revenues, identifying and successfully obtaining corporate and philanthropic support, attracting new volunteer leaders, and overall financial performance.

Qualified candidates will possess the following: a bachelor’s degree; 10 plus years of experience and at least three years of senior managerial experience; financial management and budgeting experience; ability to creating effective working relationships with a board of directors, membership and external partners; exceptional interpersonal skills.

SmithBucklin is a professional services company specializing in Association Management. They are the world's largest association management company, founded in 1949. The company provides full-service management and outsourcing services to trade associations, professional societies, technology user groups, corporations, government institutes/agencies and other nonprofit organizations. SmithBucklin's mission is to drive growth for its client organizations and provide uncompromised stewardship for their long-term prosperity. SmithBucklin offices are located in Chicago, Washington, D.C., St. Louis and St. Paul, Minn. and the SmithBucklin MCI Worldwide Partnership provides client organizations with seamless association and event management services from more than 40 offices throughout the world. The company is 100 percent employee owned. Click here to view the full position profile.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Jim Zaniello may be reached at +1 (202) 544-4749 or jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com.

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Executive Director,
American International Health Alliance

The American International Health Alliance (AIHA), a leader in global public health development is searching for its next Executive Director. Headquartered in Washington DC, AIHA’s partnerships and programs represent one of the US healthcare sector’s most coordinated responses to a broad range of issues affecting global health. AIHA’s twinning model provides technical assistance for the underlying structure that supports health reforms, offering counsel and guidance. Clinical and administrative programs are more sustainable due to the partner-recipients ability to identify key issues and create their own solutions. Particular attention is focused on the need for low-tech, economically-viable programs that increase productivity and quality of care without imposing new burdens that would impede long-term success and feasibility. Funding for these programs currently comes primarily from the federal government in addition to other public-private partnerships.

Due to several forces, global public health development is going through a transition. Competition for funding is becoming more difficult to secure. Participation from volunteers is challenging due to changes in how healthcare is delivered in the US. Politics, too, are impacting global health. The next Executive Director will have to navigate AIHA through these and other external dynamics as well as internal transitions, not least of which is the retirement of the founding Executive Director.

The next Executive Director will be responsible for developing a strategic plan that will take into consideration all of the changes in global public health and how AIHA can turn potential challenges into opportunities. This will include identifying new funding sources, diversifying and growing program offerings as well as developing other revenue opportunities that will build on the success of the core of AIHA’s mission. The ideal candidate will possess broad knowledge of global health in developing countries who can seamlessly navigate in very diverse, cross-cultural environments. Additionally, the successful candidate will have a deep understanding of both public and private funding sources. As the face of AIHA, the Executive Director is seen as a charismatic, high-profile, visionary, entrepreneurial business development leader/manager who will continue to build on the successful relationships with current stakeholders as well as develop new strategic relationships and partnerships. Click here to view the full position profile.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Tiffany McCarty may be reached at +1 (202) 650-5527 or tiffany.mccarty@vettedsolutions.com.

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Executive Director,
American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras

The American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras (AYPO), headquartered in Annandale, VA, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preparation of young leaders through a musical program of education and performance. Consisting of four young musician orchestras and various chamber groups, AYPO provides competitive, world-class training and performance opportunities for young musicians up to 21 years of age. With a nationally recognized artistic staff, a dedicated professional staff and a host of volunteers, AYPO annually selects and trains more than 400 of the most talented young musicians. AYPO has delivered programs of the highest caliber throughout the Washington, DC area since 1964.

For a nonprofit executive with a passion for music and education, AYPO is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as Executive Director, responsible for the management of all of the organization’s activities. This person will be a visible, articulate champion of the AYPO, leading this growing organization and increasing its visibility and impact. The Executive Director will manage a full-time staff of two to three people plus artistic staff, music coaches and a large parent volunteer program. AYPO has an annual budget exceeding $700,000. The Executive Director will also team with the AYPO President and Artistic Director to provide support to AYPO’s Board of Directors.

The Executive Director will also serve as the primary spokesperson, providing visible and competent public leadership of AYPO; work with the Board to develop a strategic plan and take leadership in its implementation; manage the successful execution of all AYPO programs; implement, with the Board of Directors, the initiation and execution of development programs; promote and support excellent relations with the Board of Directors, artistic staff, young musicians and their parents, interested parties and the school systems as well as the business, education and arts communities; manage all aspects of administrative operations, development and investment finances as well those of the endowment; create successful fundraising program; evaluate and improve AYPO’s policies, and procedures; and take responsibility for financial management of the organization including oversight of revenue generation, cost control, cash management, short and long-term investment strategies, management of reserves and the financial audit process.

Successful candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree; four or more years of managerial, entrepreneurial and leadership experience in for-profit or non-profit organizations, preferably those involved in the arts; strong skills in personnel management, budgeting, finance and general organizational management; strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; demonstrated success in fund development, grant prospecting and writing.; capability in public relations, marketing and branding; an understanding of database systems and the ability to lead organizational data management strategy; the ability to work with a variety of age ranges and different groups to reach a common goal; and experience interacting with a volunteer board. An advanced degree, such as in business or administration is a strong plus. Click here to view the full position profile.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Jim Zaniello may be reached at +1 (202) 544-4749 or jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com. and Catherine Lux Fry may be reached at +1 (202) 696-6701 or Catherine@vettedsolutions.com.

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Director of Communications,
Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association

The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA), established in 1980, is a trade association that represents and promotes the interests of the hearth products industry. HPBA’s members are made up of manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and other various companies and individuals that have business interests in and related to the hearth, patio and barbecue products industries. Some of these products include grills, smokers, patio furniture, fireplaces, gas logs and electric stoves.

HPBA is currently seeking candidates for the role of Director of Communications who will report directly to the President & CEO. Responsibilities for the position will entail creating and implementing communications projects and programs; coordinating the participation of HPBA members in The New American Home show; creating promotional campaigns and advertising insertion strategies for HPBA membership and HPBExpo promotion; directing the publication of association publications; interfacing with media by handling media inquiries and preparing appropriate press materials/information; and overseeing the development and execution of all barbecue industry campaigns, including May is National Barbecue Month, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and HPBA Barbecue Facebook page.

Qualified candidates will possess the following: a bachelor’s degree (communications is preferred); a minimum of five to ten years experience in developing and implementing association communications programs; knowledge of publication printing; excellent writing ability, communication skills and customer service orientation; and budgeting experience and skills and problem solving abilities. Click here to view the full position profile.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Jim Zaniello may be reached at +1 (202) 544-4749 or jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com. and Catherine Lux Fry may be reached at +1 (202) 696-6701 or Catherine@vettedsolutions.com.

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Director of Federal Government Relations,
National Ground Water Association

The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) is the leading organization for anyone affiliated with the groundwater industry. Headquartered in suburban Columbus, Ohio, NGWA’s membership is composed of more than 11,000 U.S. and international groundwater professionals, including contractors, scientists and engineers, equipment manufacturers and suppliers. NGWA’s purpose is to provide guidance to members, government representatives, and the public for sound scientific, economic, and beneficial development, protection, and management of the world’s groundwater resources.

For a federal government affairs professional with an interest in the groundwater industry, NGWA is seeking a Director of Federal Government Relations. This person will represent the association’s interests in advancing groundwater knowledge through federal advocacy priorities. The Director of Federal Government Relations will reinforce NGWA’s position as the trusted source for information and guidance regarding groundwater, including how it is provided, protected, managed and remediated. Based in Washington, DC, this position will also help promote policies for informed, responsible and sustainable use of groundwater.

The Director of Federal Government Relations is responsible for leading education and advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and with federal agencies; working collaboratively with other members of the association’s senior director team to execute and implement NGWA’s strategic organizational goals; researching, monitoring, analyzing, evaluating and reporting upon legislation and regulatory issues related to groundwater; establishing relationships and initiating opportunities with pertinent public officials and key staff in Congress and in federal agencies; briefing and informing the CEO and other NGWA leaders on government issues affecting the organization; planning and implementing briefings and visits; writing and managing the preparation of briefing materials, testimony and policy or position documents; playing a key strategic role with NGWA member volunteer committees; and representing NGWA in relevant organizations and coalitions.

Successful candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree; federal government relations experience; expertise and background in leading, counseling and shaping multifaceted federal government relations strategies; the ability to communicate with a broad range of constituents, from consumers to government representatives; engaging, proven public speaking skills; strong written communication skills; good listening and interpersonal skills; the ability to find creative solutions to complex situations; a charismatic, dynamic personality; the highest standards of personal and professional ethics and integrity; and strong organizational and time-management skills. A master’s degree is preferred. Click here to view the full position profile.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Jim Zaniello may be reached at +1 (202) 544-4749 or jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com.

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Chief of Staff,
American Institute of Architects

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners and has been since its founding more than 150 years ago. The Washington, DC-based organization works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, as well as five international components, AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public well-being. AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation, and world.

AIA is currently seeking candidates for the position of Chief of Staff. This position is responsible for assisting the CEO to successfully execute the AIA strategic plan as well as developing the annual operating plan of the national office and effectively integrating and coordinating it with the AIA annual budget. The Chief of Staff is responsible for identifying opportunities to work across departments and teams to develop highly innovative solutions and to ensure organizational effectiveness. This person also directs a national component staff of approximately 215 fulltime employees and oversees a $60 million annual operating budget. The Chief of Staff’s most significant contribution will be to partner with the CEO in transforming the association.

AIA is currently seeking candidates for the position of Chief of Staff. This position is responsible for assisting the CEO to successfully execute the AIA strategic plan as well as developing the annual operating plan of the national office and effectively integrating and coordinating it with the AIA annual budget. The Chief of Staff is responsible for identifying opportunities to work across departments and teams to develop highly innovative solutions and to ensure organizational effectiveness. This person also directs a national component staff of approximately 215 fulltime employees and oversees a $60 million annual operating budget. The Chief of Staff’s most significant contribution will be to partner with the CEO in transforming the association. A Certified Association Executive is preferred. Click here to view the full position profile.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Jim Zaniello may be reached at +1 (202) 544-4749 or jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com.

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Senior Director of Business Development,
CoreNet Global

CoreNet Global is a professional association for the corporate real estate industry that provides education, knowledge sharing and networking to corporate real estate peers. Headquartered in Atlanta, CoreNet Global has over 8,000 members worldwide and approximately 50 chapters throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. As a global learning organization, it is the industry thought and opinion leader, convening the entire corporate real estate industry.

For leaders in business development, CoreNet Global is a hiring a Senior Director of Business Development – University and Global Relations. This person will develop and leverage a variety of public and private partnerships worldwide to increase visibility for both CoreNet Global and corporate real estate in general. This position will advance the association’s research agenda, programs and initiatives, and will also serve as the central contact for CoreNet’s initiative to develop strategic relationships with universities around the world.

The Senior Director of Business Development – University and Global Relations is also responsible for performing market and industry research to identify universities that are offering or may have in interest in offering any form of education related to the corporate real estate industry; developing and maintaining a database of universities with details showing educational offering, students and key contacts; exploring and cultivating relationships with universities and others; clearly articulating the CoreNet Global value proposition effectively to possible alliance partners; developing annual operating plans that align with the organization‘s long term mission, vision and strategy to grow participation and engagement by universities and others; working collaboratively with the other internal terms and key vendors to support implementation of business development strategies; preparing written reports that detail business strategy, plans, and results; monitoring and reporting on performance milestones and annual budgets across new and existing business initiatives; and developing innovative and effective reporting mechanisms.

Successful candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree; a minimum of seven years experience leading and managing client-facing business development initiatives and partnerships in a major organization; an understanding of the corporate real estate industry; the ability to manage many projects simultaneously; strong attention to detail; and excellent organizational, interpersonal and oral and written communications skills. An advanced degree, experience with a membership association or nonprofit business environment and experience developing and managing university relationships are pluses. Click here to view the full position profile.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Jim Zaniello may be reached at +1 (202) 544-4749 or jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com.

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Director of Programs and Membership,
Grantmakers In Aging

Grantmakers In Aging (GIA) is an association that includes over 100 members from corporate giving programs and other philanthropic organizations that support programs aimed at improving the lives of older persons. Founded in 1982, GIA is celebrating over 30 years as the nation’s leading convener, educator and advocate on behalf of funders in aging.

As the go-to place for issues related to aging and philanthropy, GIA is currently seeking candidates for the position of Director of Programs and Membership. This position will be responsible for the development and coordination of new programs aimed at meeting membership recruitment, engagement and retention goals as well as expanding the organization’s impact by bringing funders together around key issues of importance in the aging sector. Working closely with the CEO and Annual Conference Directors, the selected candidate will also ensure the high quality of GIA programming while supporting and expanding on the content available to its membership.

The Director of Programs and Membership will also create and manage existing educational programs while developing and implementing new areas of content development; manage relationships between prospective members and potential partners; create and implement a membership strategy to recruit and retain members by communicating membership benefits, programs, and services to members and prospects; analyze recruitment and retention metrics to develop campaigns with measurable results; provide input on GIA’s annual budget; work with volunteers on program- and membership-related committees; maintain content for the GIA website; and work with consultants to ensure that all content is strategically distributed through GIA’s networks.

Successful candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree; five to 10 years of experience working in the aging sector, preferably including program development; experience with nonprofit organizations or foundations; relevant experience in aging; strong project management and interpersonal skills; the ability to work successfully in a small office environment supported by additional consultants; the ability to manage a wide variety of diverse projects; an understanding of the association’s members’ role in funding important research and programmatic work in the field of aging; the ability to create, coordinate and administer multi-faceted programs and projects; strong verbal and written communication skills; the ability to multi-task and work independently and efficiently under deadline; excellent, articulate, personable and diplomatic customer service skills; and a positive, team-player attitude. Click here to view the full position profile.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Jim Zaniello may be reached at +1 (202) 544-4749 or jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com.

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Director of Corporate Relations,
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.

The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board), is leading the way in setting standards on competence and ethics in the financial planning profession. With over 70,000 certified financial planner professionals, the organization is having significant impact on the financial planning profession.

The Director of Corporate Relations engages with senior leaders at financial services firms, to understand perspectives and share insights on financial planning and CFP® certification. These relationships help shape the financial planning profession.

The Director of Corporate Relations works closely with firms to solve common problems and progress toward common goals. Raising awareness and preference for CFP® professionals at financial institutions is a key outcome.

Successful candidates should possess a CFP® certification; 10 or more years of experience in financial services; the ability to build and grow relationships; the ability to establish credibility within the marketplace; outstanding presentation and communication skills; and be able to function both independently and collaboratively. Click here to view the full position profile.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Jim Zaniello may be reached at +1 (202) 544-4749 or jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com.

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Senior Vice President for Communications and Membership,
American Dental Education Association

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA), headquartered in Washington, DC, is a non-profit association representing individuals and organizations in academic dentistry. Known as “The Voice of Dental Education," ADEA members number more than 18,500 and include faculty, staff, administrators and students from all of the dental schools plus most of the allied dental and advanced dental education programs in the United States and Canada. ADEA’s activities encompass a wide range of research, advocacy, faculty development, meetings and communications as well as producing publications such as the monthly Journal of Dental Education.

For an executive with a desire to succeed at a fast-paced, growing association, ADEA is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as Senior Vice President for Communications and Membership (SVP CM). The SVP CM will lead ADEA’s efforts to achieve its communications and membership goals. The SVP CM will develop an overall integrated communications plan, including targeted approaches, that builds on the strength of existing staff resources to ensure that ADEA’s key messages and information are heard by its intended audience. In addition, the SVP CM will serve as ADEA’s chief marketing strategist, providing vision and direction in marketing strategy, implementation and evaluation. Working directly under the leadership of the Deputy Director and Managing Vice President, the SVP CM will work closely with the President and CEO and senior staff. This person will manage a staff of 11 and a budget of $2.75 million.

The SVP CM will also be responsible for telling ADEA’s story to its multiple stakeholders; managing market development; overseeing strategic direction for publications, online services, membership, promotion and advertising; hiring staff; directing the day-to-day activities of the communications and membership team; driving the delivery of timely, high-quality services to ADEA’s members; identifying new member and market segments; and enhancing member value through an innovative and integrated approach to member service delivery.

Successful candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree; experience leading communications and membership activities either on staff at an association or in an agency or similar setting; experience in successfully leading, managing and motivating a team; expertise in strategic communications, marketing, message development, targeting audiences, media outreach, social media, electronic communications and publishing; demonstrated skill and comfort in proactively building relationships with top-tier media outlets and in successfully positioning subject matter for the media to achieve high-impact placements; a track record of growing revenue and profitability of program, product and service lines; experience identifying market opportunities and determining market-based pricing; experience creating and leading branding campaigns; and the ability to direct and leverage market research. Click here to view the full position profile.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Jim Zaniello may be reached at +1 (202) 544-4749 or jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com.

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Vice President of Professional Learning and Development,
National Organization

An organization that provides opportunities for industry-related members to network for professional training, development and career growth is hiring a Vice President of Professional Learning and Development. The organization offers a credentialed professional designation program as well as numerous conferences and networking opportunities both in North America and in various locations around the world. This position will report to the CEO and will manage and improve the training, professional development and designation programs of the organization.

The Vice President of Professional Learning and Development is also responsible for participating in strategic planning, budgeting and management of the organization; coordinating departmental efforts so they dovetail with the organization’s priorities; managing current and future professional designation programs, including strategic and long-range planning, curriculum and content development, development and retention of faculty, managing in-person seminars and online learning offerings; routinely evaluating the effectiveness of the professional designation program, content and curriculum to ensure continuous improvement and that such programs, content, curriculum, delivery methods and faculty meet the current and future needs of the members and customers; exploring and recommending new methods for delivery, including identifying new markets, new programs and partnering with related groups; identifying and recruiting both paid faculty and unpaid volunteer faculty to act as subject matter experts; supervising the work and processes of the department, including planning and timely execution of deliverables; and developing and managing the departmental budget.

Successful candidates should possess a master’s degree; five to seven years experience with a national nonprofit membership organization; five to seven years experience in training or education; experience serving global markets; a demonstrated track record in the development, management and execution of successful professional programs, including a professional designation program; experience in applying academic rigor to real world business content; strong facilitative leadership skills, including the ability to encourage initiative and cooperation among others; excellent organization, project, budget and personnel management skills; a demonstrated ability and commitment to the team approach in achieving work goals; the ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented, hands-on environment and work effectively under pressure; and excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking, ad hoc presentations, and electronic communications. An education-related or adult learning-related degree is preferred. Click here to view the full position profile.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Jim Zaniello may be reached at +1 (202) 544-4749 or jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com.

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Senior Vice President, Strategic Partners Group,
CCA Global

CCA Global is a cooperative corporation that is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States, with 14 distinct businesses in the flooring, lighting, and biking industries and operating in over 2,700 locations. In the aggregate, they produce annual sales exceeding $10 billion. CCA Global Partners is a leader in developing programs and services that help independent business owners reach a higher level of success both personally and professionally. The company has headquarters offices in Manchester, New Hampshire, and St. Louis, Missouri.

For seasoned strategic leaders and sales executives, CCA Global is currently seeking candidates for the position of Senior Vice President, Strategic Partners Group, to be based in the organization’s St. Louis headquarters. This position is responsible for developing profitable, incremental sales programs for CCA Global’s membership as well as developing profitable revenue streams for the organization. The Senior Vice President, Strategic Partners Group is responsible for leveraging CCA’s collective size and strengths to secure strategic partner relationships for CCA’s members that are normally reserved for national retailers. One key focus is relationships with insurance companies. This position also has responsibility for management and growth of a contractor cooperative and relationships with national “back office” programs provided to the membership, such as credit card processing.

The Senior Vice President, Strategic Partners Group, will also assume full P&L and business responsibility for the group; proactively maintain and grow existing partnerships; identify opportunities for existing accounts and programs to be expanded within the CCA family; provide new product and service opportunities for the CCA membership; phase out accounts and programs that no longer fit the CCA profile or are not generating sufficient, profitable revenue for CCA or the members; identify, sell, and launch new partnerships that will provide profitable sales opportunities for the membership; broaden and deepen existing relationships that are profitable for the members; establish, monitor and maintain performance standards for the membership; keep CCA “top of mind” with members and within the partner organizations; resolve both individual and partner-wide problems as needed; serve as the liaison between the partners and the individual members to assist in problem identification and resolution; and develop education and training for members to advance their relationship programs.

Successful candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree, preferably in business; 20 years of sales or marketing management experience, either within or selling to large, national companies and dealing with officer-level individuals at those companies; supervisory experience; business management and P&L experience; excellent presentation skills, with the ability to communicate with a broad range of constituents; the ability to find creative solutions to complex situations; strong organizational and time management skills; the ability to work independently; the highest standards of personal and professional ethics and integrity; and superior interpersonal and listening skills. Click here to view the full position profile.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Jim Zaniello may be reached at +1 (202) 544-4749 or jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com.

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Vice President of Market Intelligence,
Auto Care Association

Formerly known as the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), the Auto Care Association is the voice of the $300 billion auto care industry and a champion for driver choice. The Auto Care Association provides advocacy, educational, networking, technology, market intelligence and communications resources to serve the collective interests of its members. The 500,000 businesses in the auto care industry form a coast-to-coast network of independent manufacturers, distributors, repair shops, marketers and retailers of all sizes. At its core, this integrated grid of professionals is dedicated to providing quality parts, products and vehicle service and repair for all 254 million cars and trucks on the road today.

For an experienced marketing and research executive, the Auto Care Association is currently seeking candidates for the position of Vice President of Market Intelligence. This position is responsible for the executional elements of the association’s statistical data collection and reporting processes and research initiatives. This person will also oversee data collection, analysis and data tabulation, report development, modelling, and forecasting. The Vice President of Market Intelligence also coordinates additional research in numerous areas, including coordination on economic impact, consumer trends and motivators, member satisfaction and data mining.

The Vice President of Market Intelligence will also establish contacts and relationships with the association’s industry members and regional offices to develop and maintain a database of data contacts and ensure it remains current; develop data templates that effectively capture key data points for auto care industry statistical reporting; handle ongoing, proactive independent data collection through press reports and key industry websites and resources; be responsible for data request outreach and follow-up as well as modelling for non-response; be responsible for data tabulation and initial report development for presentation to assigned management; field daily queries from the association’s internal customers, members, press and analysts regarding industry data; maintain an internal resource and reference area for key auto care industry data points; coordinate and collaborate with external partners and vendors on specific research and reporting on economic impacts as well as other commissioned studies; and coordinate with the association’s management to ensure websites and public data are correct and current.

Successful candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree; a minimum of 15 years of experience in market research; strong data and analytical skills; the ability to handle confidential data, including aggregation, sanitization, and fire walling; strong project and process management skills; the ability to build strong relationships and work collaboratively with diverse audiences; the ability to present complex information in layman’s terms adapted to the needs of the audience; effective problem-solving skills; the ability to effectively identify and leverage research in support of key issues; public speaking expertise; superior data analysis skills; and excellent written and verbal communication skills. An advanced degree, an understanding of the auto care industry business and statistical metrics, experience in trade associations or advocacy, auto care industry experience and global experience are preferred. Click here to view the full position profile.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Jim Zaniello may be reached at +1 (202) 544-4749 or jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com.

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Vice President, Membership & Chapter Relations,
NAIOP: Commercial Real Estate Development Association

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners, and related professionals in office, industrial, retail, and mixed-use real estate. Headquartered in Herndon, VA, the association provides unparalleled networking opportunities, educational programs, research on trends and innovations, and strong legislative representation. Founded in 1967 as the National Association of Industrial Parks (NAIP), the organization was renamed the National Association for Industrial & Office Parks (NAIOP) in 1976, reflecting changes in membership. As the membership composition further evolved, in 2009 NAIOP dropped the words behind its acronym. NAIOP’s membership of more than 15,000 includes developers, owners, and investors of office, industrial, retail, and mixed-use real estate.

For the association professional who understands the important role chapters play in the membership equation, NAIOP is a hiring a Vice President, Membership & Chapter Relations. This person will help shape strategy for the organization as well as work closely with chapter leaders to develop and drive their own strategic direction. This position will work to engage members across the country and to consistently spread the word about the value that membership in NAIOP offers.

The Vice President, Membership & Chapter Relations is also responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating plans to recruit, orient, and retain members on a national basis; conducting various forms of member research and making recommendations based upon results, including new member surveys, six-month surveys, and other special surveys as needed; developing and implementing plans related to the organization’s annual membership renewal cycle; leading and managing NAIOP’s Chapter Analysis and Strategic Planning Program; analyzing and interpreting membership reports; establishing effective relationships with and communication between NAIOP chapters and headquarters officers and staff via direct contact, newsletters, the leadership retreat, and the chapter analysis program; overseeing the development and execution of the annual NAIOP Chapter Leadership Retreat; serving as liaison between chapter officers and staff and the national Board of Directors and Executive Committee; collaborating with the marketing team on promotional initiatives; developing and managing the department budget; and producing and distributing an annual NAIOP membership directory.

Successful candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree; a minimum of 10 years’ experience in a senior membership role; experience in strategic planning and working with chapters; an understanding of the importance of statistical analysis in decision making; a coaching mindset; an entrepreneurial approach to association management; strong leadership abilities; and good listening skills. A Certified Association Executive is preferred. Click here to view the full position profile.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Jim Zaniello may be reached at +1 (202) 544-4749 or jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com.

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Vice President of Communications,
American Society of Interior Designers

For experienced communications leaders, the American Society of Interior Designers is currently seeking candidates for the position of Vice President of Communications. This position is responsible for conceptualizing and implementing the organization’s marketing and communications strategy. The Vice President, Communications will develop and implement a superior marketing and communications strategy that includes business and market development, market research and planning, and strategic direction for the organization’s website, advertising, and promotion initiatives. This position is also responsible for conveying the organization’s “voice” across all marketing and communications collateral; promoting, enhancing, and protecting the organization’s brand reputation; and developing, integrating, and implementing a broad range of public relations activities relative to the organization’s strategic direction and positioning.

The Vice President of Communications will also develop marketing and public relations strategies that will allow the organization to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences, including the media and key influencers; oversee development of all print communications; direct and manage electronic communications including the organization’s website and social media; serve as an ambassador for the organization, using media relationships and outlets to broaden awareness; oversee marketing and promotions efforts to diversify association revenues and introduce new educational and research programs to market; be responsible for the organization’s various integrated marketing and communications products and services; oversee the development and execution of several important events and ensure these events align with the overall brand and are executed to meet customer expectations; lead the day-to-day operations and direction of the marketing and communications team; and manage departmental and organizational resources.

Successful candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree in business, communications, marketing, or a related field; a minimum of eight to 10 years of demonstrated leadership and experience in managing a comprehensive strategic marketing, communications, and media relations program; demonstrated experience in the planning, writing, editing, and production of newsletters, press releases, annual reports, marketing literature, and other print publications; demonstrated skill and comfort in proactively building relationships with top-tier media outlets and in successfully positioning subject matter with the media to achieve high-impact placements; demonstrated knowledge and experience in strategic planning and marketing, business and market development, market research and planning and promotions and advertising; a proven track record of translating strategic thinking into action plans and output; the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; superior management skills; the ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports; proven ability to build consensus and work effectively within a cross-departmental team; exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills; and the ability to effectively interface with senior management, board members, and staff. An advanced degree is preferred. Click here to view the full position profile.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Jim Zaniello may be reached at +1 (202) 544-4749 or jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com. and Catherine Lux Fry may be reached at +1 (202) 696-6701 or Catherine@vettedsolutions.com.

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Director of Market Research,
Cruise Lines International Association

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world’s largest cruise trade association with representation in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australasia. CLIA represents the interests of cruise lines and travel agents before regulatory and legislative policymakers. CLIA is also engaged in travel agent training, research and marketing communications to promote the value and desirability of cruise holiday vacations with thousands of travel agency and travel agent members. CLIA North America is composed of 26 cruise lines and 10,500 travel agencies representing more than 35,000 individual travel agents. The association’s global corporate headquarters is in Arlington, VA, and its North America office is located in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

For those with a passion for market research and an interest in joining an organization whose mission is to foster a safe, secure, and healthy cruise ship environment, CLIA is hiring a Director, Market Research in its Arlington, VA office. This position is responsible for the executional elements of CLIA’s statistical data collection and reporting processes and research initiatives. The Director, Market Research is responsible for data collection, analysis and data tabulation, report development, modeling, and forecasting. This position manages and interfaces with outside suppliers and contractors as well as interacting with CLIA internal departmental customers and global cruise line members.

The Director, Market Research is also responsible for establishing relationships with CLIA global cruise line members and regional CLIA international offices; maintaining a database of data contacts and ensuring it remains current with ongoing staff changes; developing data templates that effectively capture key data points for cruise industry statistical reporting; collecting data through press reports and key industry websites and resources; tabulating data and developing initial reports for presentation to assigned management; fielding daily queries from CLIA internal customers and cruise membership; maintaining the internal CLIA resource and reference area for key cruise industry data points; coordinating and collaborating with external CLIA partners and vendors for specific research and reporting requirements; and coordinating with CLIA management to ensure website and public data is correct and current.

Successful candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree, with an advanced degree preferred; a minimum of seven to 10 years of experience in market research; the ability to build strong relationships and work collaboratively with diverse audiences; the ability to present complex information in layman’s terms adapted to the needs of the audience; strong mathematical and analytical skills; the ability to effectively identify and leverage research in support of key issues; the ability to handle confidential data including aggregation, sanitization, and firewalling; strong project and process management skills; effective problem-solving skills; and excellent written and verbal communication. International, cruise industry, trade association, and advocacy experience are pluses. Click here to view the full position profile.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Jim Zaniello may be reached at +1 (202) 544-4749 or jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com.

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