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Executive Director,
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)

Executive Director,
Legal Marketing Association (LMA)

Chief Executive Officer,
Events Industry Council

Chief Operating Officer,
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

Senior Vice President, Educational Content,
Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT)

Chief Advocacy Officer,
National School Boards Association (NSBA)

President and CEO,
Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers (PACB)

Executive Director,
American Academy of Optometry | American Academy of Optometry Foundation

Vice President, Development,
Rheumatology Research Foundation




Executive Director,
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) seeks its next Executive Director to build on the reputation of SEG and to continue to work with the Board, members, and staff to realize SEG’s mission of connecting the world of applied geophysics and promoting the science of exploration geophysics. The association is headquartered in Tulsa, OK, has an operating budget of $15.6M, and a staff of 70+.

Founded in 1930, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) is a not-for-profit Individual membership organization that promotes the science of applied geophysics and the education of geophysicists. It is one of the premier membership organizations in the world dedicated to the scientific exploration for and development of natural resources. Today’s 14,000+ members reside in more than 128 countries and work in resource exploration & development, environmental and engineering applications, government agencies, and academia.

The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors, liaise with the SEG Foundation, and lead growth in the Society’s membership, activities, and impact. They will be an effective leader of SEG’s staff, business, and operations and look at the future needs of the Society. SEG has a strategic initiative underway to re-align member committees, staff, and resources within portfolios that best address members current needs and provides a path for future expansion in existing core service areas.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with technical groups, an interest in applied geophysics, and prior involvement with non-profit societies. Priority will be given to the person with an imaginative, collaborative, and successful track record. SEG is particularly interested in an individual who can excel as a business and organizational leader while inspiring staff with excellent coaching skills and with a history of encouraging and embracing diversity. The successful candidate will have 8-10 years’ experience in a senior executive position with proven leadership skills. A bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering field preferred. MBA or another relevant post-graduate degree is highly desired.

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All interested parties should email a cover letter addressed to Jim Zaniello and specifically tied to the qualifications, experiences, and personal characteristics outlined in the position profile, along with a chronologically organized resume to: SEGSearch@vettedsolutions.com.





Executive Director,
Legal Marketing Association (LMA)

The Legal Marketing Association (LMA) seeks for its next Executive Director to lead this association and be a member-facing representative who builds on its positive momentum to demonstrate the value the LMA and its members bring to the profession. For more than 30 years, LMA has been the “Authority for Legal Marketing” serving the needs of legal marketing professionals at all stages of their careers and from firms of all sizes.

The next Executive Director will work closely with the board of directors, members, service providers and thought leaders across the industry to shape a vision for the future of the association. They will drive membership growth and diversification and collaborate with peer associations across the legal industry.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in leadership/management roles, including serving as an executive director, CEO, or the top P&L leader, with a track record of growing an organization and strong financial performance. They should be forward-thinking with demonstrated success elevating an organization’s profile and driving successful programs that enhance value and brand.

LMA is a $6 million association that offers education, networking, advocacy and mentorship to its community of more than 4,000 legal marketers in 33 countries (with an overwhelming majority in the US and Canada.) LMA’s board of directors works with SmithBucklin as its association management partner and headquarters operations are located in their downtown Chicago office. The individual hired into this role will be an employee of SmithBucklin and dedicated solely to LMA.

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All interested parties should email a statement of interest specifically tied to the qualifications, experiences, and personal characteristics outlined in the position profile along with a chronologically organized resume to LMASearch@vettedsolutions.com.





Chief Executive Officer,
Events Industry Council

The Events Industry Council (EIC) is kicking off a worldwide search for its next Chief Executive Officer to lead this organisation that serves the global events industry. In 2017, business events generated more than $2.5 trillion in sales, 26 million jobs, and contributed $1.5 trillion to GDP. The EIC also manages the Certified Meeting Professional and the Certified Meeting Professional-Healthcare credentials, the preeminent certifications for the industry.

The next CEO should possess a diverse, global perspective to help shape the vision and strategic direction of the EIC. They should have a strong track record of growth, collaboration, and strategy development and implementation. This leader will spearhead efforts to strengthen the value and sustainability of its members, support and enhance the CMP credentials, and provide a vibrant platform to address issues critical to the industry.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in leadership/management roles, including serving as an executive director, CEO, or the top P&L leader, with a track record of growing an organisation. They should be an inspirational leader with a strong business-sense that has driven highly successful performance. They should have exposure to the global trends, challenges, and opportunities of the industry and be capable of driving an ambitious strategic plan.

EIC is a $3 million association representing more 103,500 individuals and 19,500 firms through its members. In 2017, EIC selected SmithBucklin as its association management partner, and the individual hired for this position will become a SmithBucklin employee dedicated to the EIC.

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All interested parties should email a statement of interest specifically tied to the qualifications, experiences, and personal characteristics outlined in the position profile along with a chronologically organized resume to EICSearch@vettedsolutions.com.





Chief Operating Officer,
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), located in Washington, DC, is searching for a Chief Operating Officer to work closely with its Chief Executive Officer. The COO will support seven executive-level, direct reports to maximize performance within each business unit and facilitate cross-program collaboration. This role also will partner with six other CEO-direct reports to ensure organization-wide effectiveness and successful strategy implementation. The COO plays a key role in translating organizational priorities into clear, tangible, and realistic targeted outcomes.

The ideal candidate should have a proven track record of supporting profitable revenue growth, and preferably experience launching new products, services, or initiatives. They must possess strong business acumen, be capable of leading operations and process improvements, and enjoy seeking out and sharing leading practices that foster continual development of operations and people.

ASM is the largest single life science society, serving more than 30,000 scientists and health professionals. It has a staff of 170 and generates $52 million in revenue.

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Senior Vice President, Educational Content,
Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT)

Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) is a dynamic diversity organization that develops women leaders who transform the media industry. Headquartered in Washington, DC, is the largest and oldest professional association serving women in cable media. It operates under the core philosophy that advancing the position and influence of women through proven leadership development programs and services enriches companies and the industry overall.

WICT is seeking a Senior Vice President, Educational Content to lead the Educational Programs department. This role is responsible for leading the delivery of WICT’s suite of programs, including more than a dozen professional training programs and two annual conferences. This position is a member of the Senior Management Team and will oversee the work of three staff members. WICT is a $7 million organization with 16 staff in the Washington, DC headquarters.

The successful candidate will have at least 10 years of experience leading a team that develops and implements programs, especially leadership development programs. They will have demonstrated strategic planning and management skills to address changing member needs and achieve short-term and long-term goals for the programs. They should also be a strong communicator and public speaker. They should thrive in a collaborative, cross-functional environment and enjoy developing their staff professionally.

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





Chief Advocacy Officer,
National School Boards Association (NSBA)

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 1940, representing state associations of school boards and their more than 90,000 local school board members throughout the United States, almost all of whom are elected. These local officials govern more than 13,600 local school districts serving the nation’s 50 million public school students. Association offices are located in Alexandria, VA.

With a budget of nearly $18 Million, NSBA achieves its mission by representing the school board perspective in working with federal agencies and national organizations that affect education, providing vital information and services to state associations of school boards throughout the nation. NSBA advocates local school boards as the ultimate expression of grassroots democracy. The stated mission of NSBA is: “Working with and through our state associations, NSBA advocates for equity and excellence in public education through school board leadership.” NSBA achieves that mission by representing the school board perspective in working with federal government agencies and national organizations that affect education, and providing vital information and services to state associations of school boards nationwide. Further, NSBA provides and fosters national leadership that encourages outstanding school board governance to achieve student success.

NSBA seeks a Chief Advocacy Officer to provide leadership and oversight to direct the association’s interest in Congress and federal agencies through staff lobbying, field activities, the media, and coalitions. This position provides leadership and oversight to Center for Public Education to provide high profile and functional research reports on education and school governance. The Chief Advocacy Officer participates in general management of the association as a member of the senior staff. The Chief Advocacy Officer reports to the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, and has three direct reports among a total team of 13.

The successful candidate will have a Juris Doctorate. They will have significant experience lobbying on Capitol Hill and working on federal/national education issues. They will also have excellent communication skills and have knowledge of nonprofit business operations, as well as school boards and local school district operations.

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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 or Jim Zaniello at jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com.





President and CEO,
Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers (PACB)

The Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers (PACB), which exclusively represents the interests of the more than 14,000 members of the community banking industry and the community banks chartered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, seeks its next President and CEO.

Headquartered in Harrisburg, PA, PACB’s mission is to preserve, promote, and protect the community banking industry and the women and men who work to make the financial dreams of their communities and neighbors a reality.

The next President/CEO will help raise the visibility of this $1.3 million organization, increase its value for members, and represent the association with state and federal legislators and regulatory bodies. This role regularly interacts with the association membership, the public, and government officials. This position oversees a staff of six and reports to the PACB Executive Committee and the PACB Board of Directors.

The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree, as well as 5+ years of senior leadership experience; trade group leadership experience is preferred. They should have a proven track record of strategic thinking and realization of objectives, a collaborative leadership style, and a passion for the work PACB does. It would also be helpful to be familiar with advocacy and the legislative/political process.

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





Executive Director,
American Academy of Optometry | American Academy of Optometry Foundation

The American Academy of Optometry and the American Academy of Optometry Foundation, headquartered in Orlando, FL, are seeking an energetic and innovative Executive Director to continue the advancement of their reputation and influence. The Academy has an operating budget of approximately $6 million and a staff of 17 serving over 11,500 members. The Academy’s Annual Meeting is the largest in optometry.

The Executive Director will collaborate with the Boards of Directors by developing and implementing operational plans, policies, and goals that further the Academy and Foundation strategic objectives, missions and visions. While providing leadership and guidance to the Boards, he or she will develop strategies to meet the needs of the optometry profession and its practitioners. The ED will also continue the exceptional success of the annual meeting by maintaining its high standards, anticipating future needs and requirements, and altering plans in reaction to internal and external opportunities and challenges.

The successful candidate will be a proven leader with the experience, creativity, and skill to lead the organizations to even greater heights. He or she will demonstrate the ability to direct the human, financial, and physical resources of a prominent scientific association and effectively interact with optometric clinicians, instructors, scientists, partner organizations and industry partners.

A Bachelor’s degree is required, and a Master’s degree preferred.

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All interested parties should email a statement of interest specifically tied to the qualifications, experiences, and personal characteristics outlined in the position profile along with a chronologically organized resume to AAOExecDir@vettedsolutions.com.





Vice President, Development,
Rheumatology Research Foundation

Vetted Solutions is recruiting and evaluating candidates for the position of Vice President, Development for the Rheumatology Research Foundation based in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Vice President, Development is responsible for the leadership, oversight and management of the full fundraising lifecycle of the current $75 Million, multi-year campaign, including approximately 5,000 major gift donors and/or prospects.

The candidate will cultivate and lead a staff team of nine, including five direct reports and will serve as a key member of the leadership team and reports directly to the Executive Director.

The Vice President, Development is charged with directing the Foundation’s comprehensive development program, including providing leadership, strategies, and expertise to ensure consistent growth in revenue as executed through a comprehensive fundraising program harmonious with the organization’s mission and strategic plan.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, while an advanced degree is preferred. They will also have a minimum of 10 years of direct fundraising experience, with demonstrated success in securing Principal gifts ($1M+), in healthcare and/or higher education environment is preferred. The Vice President, Development will also possess at a minimum, five years of staff management experience with multi-functional teams.

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Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume directly to Vetted Solutions — Daryl Lontz (daryl@vettedsolutions.com), Jim Zaniello (jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com), or Cathy Brown (cathy@vettedsolutions.com).





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