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Executive Director,
Apra

Vice President, Finance & Operations,
American Bakers Association (ABA)

Chief Executive Officer,
California Certified Organic Farmers, Inc. (CCOF)

Director of Government Affairs,
International Code Council (ICC)

Vice President of Fire and Disaster Mitigation,
International Code Council (ICC)

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

President,
National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)

Chief Executive Officer,
Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ)

Senior Director, Content,
Investment Company Institute (ICI)

Director, Conferences & Events,
BICSI

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

Vice President, Federal Affairs,
Auto Care Association




Executive Director,
Apra

SmithBucklin, a 100 percent employee-owned association management company, is looking for an Executive Director based in its Chicago, IL office to work closely with the board of directors to lead staff and volunteers for its client organization, Apra.

Apra is committed to serving, representing and advancing the professionals and practices that enable the philanthropic success of institutions that rely on fundraising for achieving their missions. Apra leaders, volunteers and members foster a highly collaborative environment for sharing and discussion, while leading the development, dissemination and advancement of best practices, resources, thinking and trends. Professionals in the Apra community strategically harness information and data to drive fundraising for philanthropic institutions. Apra members lead, engage and advocate on behalf of their community so that their institutions can continue to enrich the world we live in. Apra is a recognized leader in strategic practices for professionals utilizing analytical skills, data-driven research and insights, and collaborative relationships to advance the missions of philanthropic institutions.

The role of this executive leader is to work with the board, members, service providers and thought-leaders across the industry to shape a vision for the future and to demonstrate the value Apra and its members bring to the to their profession and to fulfillment of the important missions of the institutions they serve.

In addition to possessing strong business and leadership skills, the Executive Director will be expected to readily identify new opportunities and influence the future of the organization in support of the Apra’s mission.

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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 or Mike Galetto mike@vettedsolutions.com.





Vice President, Finance & Operations,
American Bakers Association (ABA)

The American Bakers Association (ABA) has retained Vetted Solutions as its partner in the search for a Vice President, Finance & Operations to run the day-to-day operations of the association and the IBIE trade show, in concert with approved goals, policies and directives, and budgets. Based in Washington, D.C. with over 350 member organizations and a staff of 16, ABA serves as the leading voice for the baking industry.

Since 1897, ABA has represented the interests of bakers before the U.S. Congress, federal agencies, and international regulatory authorities. ABA advocates on behalf of more than 1,000 baking facilities and baking company suppliers. ABA members produce bread, rolls, cookies, crackers, bagels, sweet goods, tortillas and many other wholesome, nutritious, baked products for America’s families. The baking industry generates more than $153 billion in economic activity annually and employs more than 799,500 highly skilled people.

Under the direction of the President & CEO, the Vice President, Finance & Operations will develop, coordinate and lead the strategic implementation for finance and administration, human resources, and IT of the organization and will lead all aspects of the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) show. S/he will support the ABA and IBIE strategic plans and initiatives and ensure their achievement through operations deliverables and activities and by streamlining internal ABA operations. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the overall growth of the organization and industry by providing bandwidth for the President & CEO to explore strategic avenues, and to spend time with policy makers, peers, current and prospective members.

The ideal candidate will have experience leading, managing, and executing on a major multi-year project strategic plan, project/event, and team with significant budgeted revenues and expenses, contracts, multiple external and internal stakeholders and partners for a significant and diverse audience. They will have at least 10 years of senior level experience in a trade association and at least five years of relevant experience overseeing accounting and finance functions with direct knowledge of association financial, accounting, budget management, and audit activities. Along with exceptional communication skills, the successful Vice President will have experience leading and managing staff with a collaborative and team-focused style oriented towards individual ownership and providing support as needed.

A bachelor’s degree in business or a relevant field is required. An MBA degree is preferred.

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Search is being conducted by Jim Zaniello, President, who can be reached at 202.210.1926 or jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com.





Chief Executive Officer,
California Certified Organic Farmers, Inc. (CCOF)

The California Certified Organic Farmers, Inc., (CCOF) is seeking a new Chief Executive Officer. The CCOF advances organic agriculture for a healthy world. They accomplish their purpose through organic certification, education, advocacy, and promotion. With a budget of $15 million and staff of 115, they are headquartered in Santa Cruz, CA.

CCOF is seeking a proven leader of people who can inspire teams and organizations to greatness. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and understanding of the organic food and agriculture industry, membership organizations, and nonprofit management. This individual will be a big-picture thinker who leads proactively and engages effectively with diverse stakeholders including members, staff, board, committees and other organizations while understanding the importance of and action about important details in the day-to-day management of the organization. They will successfully balance process, relationship-building, and results. This individual will have a thorough understanding of an association’s financial management and successful experience with generating revenue and attracting organizational funding.

The ideal candidate will have bachelor’s degree. A master’s or advanced degree is desirable. They will have at least 10-15 years of leadership and management experience with a minimum of six years of executive level experience leading a comparable size and scope organization. Most importantly, they will have a passion for and knowledge of organic food and the agriculture industry.

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Search is being conducted by Jim Zaniello, President, who can be reached at 202.210.1926 or jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com.





Director of Government Affairs,
International Code Council (ICC)

The International Code Council (ICC) is recruiting a Director of Government Relations for its Washington, DC Government Affairs Office, who will be responsible for developing, coordinating, directing, and implementing state and local government advocacy and other programs within a geographic area of responsibility. This is an exciting opportunity to develop relationships and build coalitions with ICC members at the state level in DC, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, and WV. In addition, the Director will be assisting with ICC’s engagement and advocacy with the Administration, Congress, and national stakeholders. The combination of state and federal government relations involvement will truly allow the Director to fully grasp ICC’s political platform.

By traveling throughout the mid-Atlantic region, the Director will have an amazing opportunity to connect not only with ICC members, but with code officials, design professionals, contractors, building owners and managers, elected officials and other industry related professionals. This grassroots approach will prove to be an invaluable tool in both supporting members and furthering the goals of ICC.

The ideal candidate will have experience in policy or advocacy-related fields with a Bachelor’s degree. Additionally, the right applicant will have a proven history of delivering on commitments, excellent organizational skills, and attention to detail. Previous experience with a national trade association and direct state and/or lobbying experience is strongly preferred. Residence in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, or the District of Columbia is required.

The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Fifty states and the District of Columbia have adopted the I-Codes at the state or jurisdictional level. Federal agencies including the Architect of the Capitol, General Services Administration, National Park Service, Department of State, U.S. Forest Service and the Veterans Administration also enforce the I-Codes.

The Government Relations mission is to partner with entities having objectives and missions compatible with ICC and that support the I-Codes and the developmental process upon which these codes are based. The Government Relations Department is dedicated to providing assistance to ICC members in their efforts to adopt the I-Codes in the United States and around the world.

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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 Mason Baxter at +1 540 993 6905.





Vice President of Fire and Disaster Mitigation,
International Code Council (ICC)

The International Code Council (ICC) is recruiting a Vice President of Fire and Disaster Mitigation Activities reporting to the Senior Vice President of Government Relations. This position is responsible for developing, coordinating, directing and implementing programs related to ICC’s relationship with organizations that oversee or engage in emergency management, fire service activities, and federal agencies with oversight of disaster preparedness and public safety. This position is located in Washington, DC.

The ideal candidate will have at least seven years’ experience in a leadership role in a state or national fire service organization or Federal or State emergency management agency with at least two years’ experience in policy or advocacy related fields. Responsibilities include planning ICC’s pre- and post-disaster assistance initiatives to assist States and Local jurisdictions prepare for, and recover from, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, wildland fire, and other emergencies.

They will engage and support Code Council staff in fostering relationships to support the use of the ICC family of codes and standards (I-Codes) and to ensure the successful achievement of the goals and objectives of the Council. This position will also serve as the principal liaison to fire service organizations including National Fire Protection Association, International Fire Chiefs Association, National Association of State Fire Marshals, National Volunteer Fire Council, International Association of Fire Fighters and others.

The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and may global markets choose the International Codes.

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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 or Daryl Lontz daryl@vettedsolutions.com.





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.





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.





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.





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