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Senior Director, Content,
Investment Company Institute (ICI)

Director, Conferences & Events,
BICSI

Chief Executive Officer,
Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ)

President,
National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)

Executive Director,
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Executive Director,
California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV)

President/CEO,
International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

Executive Director,
National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA)

Executive Director,
Society for American Archaeology (SAA)

Director of Marketing, Branding and Advertising,
American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Vice President, Federal Affairs,
Auto Care Association

Vice President, Member Relations Officer,
Independent Community Bankers of America®

Vice President of Sales-General Manager,
SmithBucklin-The Townsend Group




Senior Director, Content,
Investment Company Institute (ICI)

The Investment Company Institute seeks a Senior Director, Content, to provide a strategic, consistent approach to ICI’s communications initiatives through leadership and management of creative teams developing key communications, including publications, reports, speeches, commentaries, and digital communications. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

The Investment Company Institute (ICI) is the leading association representing regulated funds globally, including mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), closed-end funds, and unit investment trusts (UITs) in the United States, and similar funds offered to investors in jurisdictions worldwide. ICI has an operating budget exceeding $74 million and a staff of 175. With approximately 12,000 members, nearly 95% of all mutual fund assets are represented.

Reporting to the Chief Public Communications Officer, the successful candidate will help develop and oversee strategies to capture and communicate ICI’s intellectual capital and leadership in research and advocacy in support of the regulated fund industry globally. S/he will oversee creation and execution of content for communicating all aspects of ICI’s work, including the international program (ICI Global) and the Independent Directors Council (IDC). The Senior Director must be a creative contributor as well as a strong manager.

A Bachelor’s degree and 10 or more years of experience, preferably in a financial services organization, is required. Experience should include significant team management as well as communications experience would be important. Tenure with organizations that cover policy issues in a highly regulated industry is a plus.

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All interested parties should email a cover letter specifically addressing the qualification, experiences, and personal characteristics outlined in the position profile along with a chronologically organized resume to Daryl Lontz, daryl@vettedsolutions.com.





Director, Conferences & Events,
BICSI

BICSI, the worldwide association for cabling design and installation professionals, has partnered with Vetted Solutions in the search to identify a Director, Conferences & Events.

BICSI, with a budget of $15 million and 60 staff members, is a professional association supporting the advancement of the information and communications technology (ICT) community. ICT covers the spectrum of voice, data, electronic safety & security, project management and audio & video technologies. They serve nearly 23,000 professionals.

BICSI presents numerous conferences and events across the globe. Members participate in a number of Region Meetings and other events. Of note are BICSI’s Fall and Winter Meetings. BICSI membership spans more than 140 countries, and Conference, Region Meetings, Breakfast Clubs and Pub Clubs take place all over the world.

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the new Director will lead all phases of planning, operations, execution, and financial success of BICSI conferences and events. Under the direction of the BICSI VP of Marketing, Membership & Business Development, the Director is responsible for budget/financial management; site selection; vendor& contract negotiations; mentoring and developing staff. The Director will supervise two (2) staff members and serve as a member of the management committee/leadership team.

A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience is required. To perform this job successfully, candidates must have eight or more years of progressive experience; including association meeting planning with four or more years of supervisory experience. A current and valid CMP/CEM/CMM or equivalent is required.

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All interested parties should email a statement of interest specifically tied to the qualification, experiences, and personal characteristics outlined in the position profile along with a chronologically organized resume to Richard Green, Vice President, Vetted Solutions. Richard may be reached at +1 202 258 3999, or richard.green@vettedsolutions.com.





Chief Executive Officer,
Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ)

Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ), an undisputed leading statewide organization in Special Olympics International seeks its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). With volunteer ranks of over 25,000, a staff of 30, and a budget of $10 million, this innovative organization is poised to continue its success in serving individuals with intellectual disabilities and more than 25,000 athletes annually.

Founded in 1975 and with administrative offices in Phoenix, AZ, Special Olympics Arizona believes that individuals with intellectual disabilities are far more capable in sports and physical activities than many medical experts think. Furthermore, SOAZ developed the first Healthy Athletes program which looks holistically at Special Olympics athletes and provides initiatives to ensure healthy minds, hearing, eyesight, and fitness. SOAZ was among the first organizations to adopt the Unified Sports® program which gives opportunities for athletes from many sports to compete side by side with Special Olympic athletes. SOAZ’s Unified Sports® Program won an award from Special Olympics International.

Committed to the future, SOAZ has expanded the Unified Program beyond sports and into areas including the arts and other programs. This diversification is a key initiative for the future of the organization.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission, revenue generation, financial objectives, and programs. Through effective relationship-building and volunteer development, the CEO will ensure Special Olympics Arizona maintains strong, positive relationships with private industry, community leaders, healthcare leaders and sports organizations to further Special Olympics.

To be successful, the next CEO of SOAZ will need to have a combination of leadership experience in either a nonprofit organization, professional association, corporate or healthcare setting that focuses on fundraising, program development, and volunteer engagement. While the next CEO may be from any location, an understanding of the various geographic and cultural areas of Arizona will be helpful. Fundraising experience in an organization with annual revenue of $3 million or higher is a requirement for the position. Also, the ability to provide strategic thinking, strategic direction and a strategic plan with metrics will be critical to the new CEO’s success. The final candidate will have experience with governance, volunteer development, and volunteer leadership. A familiarity or connection to individuals with intellectual disabilities or athletic programs is a plus.

The successful candidate must be an effective communicator and public spokesperson. The CEO should also be an effective and transparent communicator with the Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The successful candidate should have a customer service orientation, exhibiting both internal hospitality and external customer satisfaction.

In talent management, the CEO will set the vision, provide strategic direction and mentor professionals helping them to develop in their designated career trajectory. Flexibility and nimbleness will be necessary due to the seasonal event workload. The SOAZ team view themselves as a family and thus, a leader who can navigate as a servant-leader will be desirable.

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Search being conducted by Jim Zaniello, jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com and Cathy Brown, cathy@vettedsolutions.com with Stephanie MacDonald, stephanie@vettedsolutions.com.





President,
National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) has partnered with Vetted Solutions in the search to identify an innovative, visionary, and highly-regarded President. NIBS serves the Nation by supporting advances in building science and technology to improve the built environment. With a staff of 18 and an operating budget of $12 million, the Institute is headquartered in Washington, DC. This is an outstanding opportunity for a high-performing executive to lead this prestigious organization dedicated to supporting advances in building sciences and technology.

The new President will assume leadership of a well-respected organization with an appetite for forward movement and expansion. The President will work collaboratively with the Board to maintain and uphold the vision, mission, goals, and strategies of the Institute. S/he will supervise staff, oversee all headquarters operations, build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, work directly with government agencies and related associations, and craft a detailed strategy for organizational change. The President will be responsible for the efficient management of the Institute’s assets and will serve as the Institute’s spokesperson, along with the Board Chairman.

The successful candidate will have significant leadership experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization. Knowledge regarding the built environment and government contracting is desirable. While a Bachelor’s degree is required, an MBA or advanced degree in a related field is highly valued. The next President will have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to successfully collaborate with leaders and partners in adjacent organizations.

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All interested parties should email a statement of interest specifically tied to the qualification, experiences, and personal characteristics outlined in the position profile along with a chronologically organized resume to Jim Zaniello, jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com and Judy Walker, judy.walker@vettedsolutions.com.





Executive Director,
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) has retained Vetted Solutions as its partner in the search for an Executive Director to transform and grow the Academy.

Headquartered in Chicago, AAML was founded in 1962, by highly regarded domestic relations attorneys “to provide leadership that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.”

The AAML Fellows are highly skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law. There are currently more than 1650 Fellows across the United States. The AAML Fellows are generally recognized by judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill, professionalism and integrity.

The next Executive Director will have the opportunity to develop new approaches to member engagement, monetize educational content, and streamline administrative operations.

Candidate qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, a track record in developing revenue sources for associations, and experience with raising an organization’s or program’s visibility. Experience in legal related associations is a plus.

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Search being conducted by: Jim Zaniello jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com with Norris Orms, norris.orms@vettedsolutions.com.





Executive Director,
California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV)

The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) and the California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (CLCV ED Fund) seeks a bold, high-energy, forward-thinking Executive Director for these nonprofit organizations headquartered in Oakland, CA and Los Angeles, CA. CLCV is the largest state league of environmental voters and is the watchdog organization, holding California legislators and officials accountable, for ensuring environmental causes and conservation are at the top of the state’s agenda.

The next Executive Director of these 501 (c) 4 and associated 501 (c) 3 organizations will have experience as a CEO/ED or senior executive having worked in a similar size organization or will have experience managing similar teams or projects in the for profit or nonprofit sectors. With an executive presence, this executive will have the ability to develop relationships with politicians, legislators and conservation constituencies. The Executive Director will have a passion for environmental and conservation values and a vision for Green California. With expertise in fundraising, this executive will have the ability to achieve annual revenue goals. Possessing the values of inclusion and with a focus on diversity, the Executive Director will implement and advance programs and strategies that reflect the communities served by CLCV and align with the organizational values of diversity and inclusion. Balancing the external and internal priorities, the Executive Director will possess strong internal management and staff development skills as well.

CLCV’s mission is to protect and enhance the environment and the health of all California communities by electing environmental champions, advancing critical priorities, and holding policymakers accountable. The associated CLCV ED Fund protects California’s natural resources and improves the health of our communities.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors through the Board Chairs and ensures achievement of the CLCV strategic plan. CLCV has a budget of $2.7 million and a staff of 12 and has a rich history of environmental leadership in California. The successful candidate will preserve what is best about the association, implementing strategies to ensure good partnerships and accountability. The Executive Director will be goal oriented, demonstrating both independence and a passionate, competitive drive toward environmental justice.

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Search being conducted by: Cathy Brown cathy@vettedsolutions.com with Stephanie MacDonald stephanie@vettedsolutions.com.





President/CEO,
International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), an organization headquartered in Arlington, VA in metropolitan Washington, DC, which supports citizens’ rights to participate in free and fair elections, seeks a visionary person with a global perspective, the ability to communicate with a diverse audiences, and strong staff and financial management skills.

The President/CEO reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the overall management of IFES, including the lead role in establishing and implementing its strategic vision. At the Arlington, VA headquarters, IFES has 113 full-time staff, plus 20 work sites around globe with 220 staff. This premier implementer of election assistance has a $46.4 million budget for FY2018.

In order to advance its global mission, IFES staff provide technical assistance to election officials, empower and support under-represented constituencies to participate in the political process, and improve the electoral cycle. Since 1987, IFES has worked with election management bodies in more than 145 countries to develop and implement comprehensive electoral support.

To be successful, the next President/CEO will have a demonstrated ability for strategic thinking and organizational leadership, experience working with US and foreign governments and bilateral organizations, and understand government contracting/how financial support is garnered. S/He will be an effective and dynamic communicator, a strong fundraiser, a steady voice in difficult or politically charged situations, and comfortable interacting with a wide range of people from different geographies and cultural backgrounds.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a passionate and committed staff and Board to ensure IFES remains the global leader in democracy promotion and the building of democratic process worldwide.

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All interested parties should email a statement of interest specifically tied to the qualification, experiences, and personal characteristics outlined in the position profile along with a chronologically organized resume to Kristan McMahon, Principal, Vetted Solutions, at kristan@vettedsolutions.com.





Director of Marketing, Branding and Advertising,
American Geophysical Union (AGU)

The American Geophysical Union (AGU), an innovator among scientific organizations and a world leader in advancing Earth and space science is seeking a Director of Marketing, Branding and Advertising.

Located in Washington, DC, with a staff of 140 and a $36 million annual budget, AGU is striving to lead -pioneering new ways to grow the exchange of scientific knowledge, encouraging the emergence of new and transdisciplinary fields of study, evolving our programs and operations as we anticipate the changing needs and expectations of our global community, and leveraging our science to help society.

The Director, Marketing, Branding and Advertising is responsible for advancing a holistic marketing strategy that builds the value of AGU's brand and maintains a strong and unified voice, messaging and brand positioning. The Director will lead the marketing team and the branding and design team as they collaborate across AGU to develop and adopt user-focused value propositions and leading-edge digital marketing practices, and thereby strengthen the culture and practices that support these imperatives. The result will be continuous learning and improvement in our marketing and organizational efficiency, effectiveness and clarity.

The ideal Director will have more than ten years professional service with a bachelor’s degree; eight plus years with a master’s degree, in business, marketing or a related field, and at least five years of senior experience leading/managing a marketing team. Prior digital transformation experience and experience with enterprise platforms is highly desirable.

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Search being conducted by: Jim Zaniello jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com.





Executive Director,
Society for American Archaeology (SAA)

The Society for American Archaeology (SAA), an organization headquartered in Washington, DC and representing approximately 7,000 members worldwide, seeks a forward-thinking person with the ability to communicate with a diverse constituency and strong staff and financial management skills to build on the success of the long-tenured, retiring Executive Director.

The Executive Director reports to an elected Board of Directors and oversees operations and governance. SAA has 9 staff, an annual budget of $1.9 million, and encourages and promotes archaeology for all by advancing and disseminating information and research, enabling education opportunities, and fostering resource stewardship.

In order to serve the public interest, SAA seeks the widest possible engagement with all societal segments to advance knowledge and enhance awareness of the past. The organization is dedicated to the research, interpretation, and protections of the world’s archaeological heritage and it practitioners. Since its founding in 1934, SAA has endeavored to stimulate interest and research in archaeology, advocated for and assisted in the conservation of archaeological resources, encouraged public appreciation of and access to archaeology, worked to prevent the looting of sites and materials, and created connections among those interested in archaeology.

To be successful, the next Executive Director of SAA will need to have at least seven years of senior management or leadership experience in a similar- or larger-sized nonprofit organization. Fluency in Spanish is a significant plus, but not mandatory.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a committed Board and staff to ensure SAA’s financial sustainability, accomplish its annual and long-term goals, and enhance the success of its Annual Meeting and publications.

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Search being conducted by: Jim Zaniello jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com; with Evelyn Savage evelyn.savage@vettedsolutions.com; and Kristan McMahon kristan@vettedsolutions.com.





Vice President, Federal Affairs,
Auto Care Association

The Auto Care Association seeks a new Vice President, Federal Affairs to ensure this voice of the auto care industry continues to provide industry-leading resources that help its members navigate the significant changes happening in the industry. The Auto Care Association is headquartered in Bethesda, MD and is an $18 million organization.

The association is not only adapting with its more than 3,000 members but strives to lead them through those changes. The Vice President, Federal Affairs is responsible for developing, enacting, and managing a strategic government affairs approach and achieving effective outcomes for the industry.

S/He will lead, support, and supervise a four-person staff to proactively advance the Auto Care Association as well as its mission and goals. This team also has the exciting mission to more actively engage the members in advocacy and increase awareness of the association’s initiatives, both internally and externally.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate success in managing and building strong relationships with members, legislators, and relevant associations. S/He will be a strong communicator, a proven collaborator, and a forward-thinking individual who has both developed and executed a strategic vision. In addition, this person will prove his/her talents as a successful motivator, developer, and manager of a government affairs team.

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Search being conducted by: Jim Zaniello jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com with Kristan McMahon kristan@vettedsolutions.com.





Director of Public Policy and Advocacy,
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the largest single life science society, seeks a Director of Public Policy and Advocacy with the goal of becoming highly visible and effective in this space. This position is in Washington, D.C.

This Director will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of strategy and objectives for ASM’s policy and advocacy activities. S/he will work with ASM leadership and other organizations to represent the interests of the microbial sciences mainly with the legislative and executive branches of government. S/he will work collaboratively with internal departments to gather input from and communicate to stakeholders—including members, organizational partners, and media—about policy and advocacy efforts.

The successful candidate will have 12-15 years with a professional, scientific, or health-related association policy and advocacy activity, with at least 5 years of supervisory experience. They must have demonstrated success building relationships with government agencies, legislative bodies, coalitions and other policymaking entities and designing and implementing advocacy campaigns. A strong connection with key policymakers is preferred. A bachelor’s degree is required; PhD or advanced degree preferred.

The Society is composed of more than 30,000 scientists and health professionals. It advances the microbial sciences through conferences, publications, certifications and educational opportunities. The Society enhances laboratory capacity around the globe through training and resources. It provides a network for scientists in academia, industry and clinical settings. Additionally, ASM promotes a deeper understanding of the microbial sciences to diverse audiences. Its mission is to promote and advance the microbial sciences. ASM has a staff of 170 employees and generates $52 million in revenue.

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Search being conducted by: Jim Zaniello jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com.





Vice President, Member Relations Officer,
Independent Community Bankers of America®

The Independent Community Bankers of America®, the nation’s voice for more than 5,800 community banks, seeks a Vice President, Member Relations Officer (MRO) to help strengthen its service to its members. This is a remote, location-flexible position.

The MRO is responsible for developing and strengthening relationships that provide support to the members and help ICBA fulfill its mission. The MRO, in conjunction with the EVP of Member Relations, develops member acquisition and engagement strategies that mutually benefit the community bank and the association. The MRO is also responsible for building and maintaining strong customer relationships with all community banks in his or her territory while seeking to improve membership engagement through product and service usage.

ICBA is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services. With 52,000 locations nationwide, community banks employ 760,000 Americans, hold $4.7 trillion in assets, $3.7 trillion in deposits, and $3.2 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses, and the agricultural community.

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Search being conducted by: Jim Zaniello jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com with Daryl Lontz daryl@vettedsolutions.com.





Vice President of Marketing and Communications,
National Parking Association (NPA)

The National Parking Association (NPA) seeks an experienced Vice President of Marketing and Communications for its Washington, DC office.

Founded in 1951, NPA is a 501 (c) 6 nonprofit trade association representing all facets of the parking industry. It supports advancing the interests of both the private and public sector in parking technology, sustainable mobility, certification, advocacy, research, and education.

NPA represents more than 4,500 members and 895-member companies and organizations — the corporate and small business owners and operators of parking operations, as well as institutional, government and educational entities. In coordination with volunteer leaders, a motivated and collegial staff of 10 drives the association's programs and services. NPA is respected for both the stature of its leadership group and its members within the business community, and for its program which provides Certified Parking Professional (CPP) credentials.

As part of the senior leadership team, you will lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive marketing communications program to exceed NPA's goals for branding, visibility, member communications, advocacy, and market growth.

Reporting to the NPA President, the Vice President sets the overall strategic direction management and implementation of marketing, communications, public affairs and national marketing results, leads traditional and online marketing, and oversees the association's magazine, website, and social media channels.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to partner with a team of talented colleagues and the President to continue to the association's impressive recent growth.

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Search being conducted by: Jim Zaniello jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com with Stephanie MacDonald stephanie@vettedsolutions.com.





Executive Director,
National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA)

The National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA) seeks a new Executive Director to be located anywhere in the continental United States.

NEFA is a 501(c)6 trade association created to represent the equipment leasing and finance industry throughout North America by providing a forum for personal and professional growth through community, education and professionalism. It has an operating budget of approximately $700,000 and is well positioned for substantial future growth.

The Executive Director will focus on growing the organization's revenue streams, as well as it's visibility in the industry. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing marketing, publications, programs, the strategic plan, and operations for the organization. In addition, s/he will increase member value and explore new ways for NEFA to serve its industry. The new Executive Director will work closely with the Board of Directors.

NEFA serves small- to mid-size independent equipment finance companies, lessors and brokers. Association clients are small, medium independent finance companies and banks located within the United States. With roots going back almost 30 years, through its two predecessor organizations, UAEL and EAEL, today's NEFA is a strong association offering enhanced programs, premium networking opportunities and greater than geographic and industry segment diversity.

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Search being conducted by: Jim Zaniello jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com with Daryl Lontz daryl@vettedsolutions.com.





Vice President of Sales-General Manager,
SmithBucklin-The Townsend Group

SmithBucklin Corporation, an association management firm has retained Vetted Solutions to recruit a new Vice President of Sales-General Manager for one of their wholly-owned subsidiaries, The Townsend Group. The Townsend Group is a Washington, DC-based advertising, exhibit and sponsorship sales and management organization for associations.

As Vice President of Sales-General Manager this individual will be responsible for leading, managing and developing a staff comprised of sales, creative services and administrative support personnel. The position has complete P&L responsibility. Other responsibilities include: interaction with SmithBucklin Corporation senior leadership, client relations, research services, video production, trade show management, and financial management.

The successful candidate will have achieved strong new business development results preferably in complex, consultative sales situations, experience managing both a sales and operations team in a professional services environment, possess senior or executive leadership experience with P&L accountability for a sales division or unit serving a diverse client base and proven ability to drive results, establish processes and deliver high quality client organizational outcomes. A BA/BS degree or equivalent is required.

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Search being conducted by: Jim Zaniello jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com; with Richard Green Richard.green@vettedsolutions.com; with Daryl Lontz daryl@vettedsolutions.com.





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