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Executive Director,
American Dairy Science Association (ADSA)

Executive Director,
BIFMA (Business + Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association)

Executive Director,
Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Executive Director,
The International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT)

Executive Director,
The National School Boards Association (NSBA)

Executive Director,
San Francisco Marin Medical Society (SFMMS)

Chief Executive Officer,
The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE)

Director, Diversity and Inclusion,
American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Director, Scientific Affairs,
American Society of Hematology (ASH)

Chief Marketing Officer,
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA)




Executive Director,
American Dairy Science Association (ADSA)

The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), located in Champaign, IL, is the “Voice of Science” for the global dairy industry. The dairy industry has the potential to contribute to the nutritional needs of every man, woman, and child on this earth, yet thousands go without. Research, education, and communication can succeed in breaking down the barriers that separate hunger and good nutrition. ADSA and its Foundation are devoted to finding the most efficient, productive, and prosperous supply of dairy products to feed the people of this world.

Created in 1906 with 19 charter members, today’s ADSA serves 3,000 student, professional, and corporate members in 60 countries, who are connected by the common mission to advance and disseminate science to improve the dairy industry. ADSA’s members are academics, scientists, students, and industry representatives from the dairy foods and dairy production segments.

The ADSA Board of Directors seeks an Executive Director who will manage research, education, and knowledge-sharing programs and services which advance ADSA and its Foundation vision, mission, and values. Operating in a highly collegial and inclusive environment, the Executive Director reports to the ADSA Board of Directors in coordination with the ADSA President.

Ideal candidates will have at least five years of association or related business management experience, with a deep appreciation for the dairy industry and science-based solutions for economic, environmental, and social challenges. A successful record of working with a volunteer board of directors and sound financial management is required. A strategic, member-centric, and collaborative leadership style is important. A bachelor’s degree is required, advanced degree, particularly in science, is desirable. Leadership experience in a scientific organization and proven ability to manage headquarters office operations are desirable.

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All interested parties should email a cover letter and resume to ADSAEDsearch@vettedsolutions.com or call +1 202 544 4749.





Executive Director,
Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) serves as the lead society and professional home for biomedical engineering and bioengineering. Biomedical engineers bridge the medical and engineering discipline, providing an overall enhancement of health care. Biomedical engineers design and build innovative devices such as artificial limbs and organs, new-generation imaging machines, advanced prosthetics, and more. They also improve processes for genomic testing, and the making and administering drugs. BMES’ leadership in accreditation, potential licensure, publications, scientific meetings, global programs, and diversity initiatives serve its membership and its mission by promoting and enhancing knowledge and education in biomedical engineering and bioengineering worldwide and its utilization for human health and well-being.

BMES activities are designed to communicate recent advances, discoveries, and inventions; promote education and professional development; and integrate the perspectives of the academic, medical, governmental, and business sectors.

Founded in early 1968 as a 501(c)(3) organization, BMES now boasts 8,000 members and is growing rapidly. It also includes over 150 student chapters. BMES membership benefits include significantly reduced registration rates for the highly-regarded Annual Meeting, which offers more than 2,000 leading scientific presentations, a Career Fair, a robust exhibit hall, and sessions of networking and career development. Over 5,000 people attended the 2019 meeting. BMES members also receive a subscription to the Society’s three journals as well as an e-newsletter.

The BMES headquarters office is conveniently located in Landover, MD, adjacent to the New Carrollton Metro station (free shuttle) and Routes 50 and 495.

The BMES Board of Directors seeks an Executive Director who will support BMES’ mission, lead the staff, carry out the strategic objectives of the Board, and manage the education, knowledge-sharing, and networking programs that advance the organization and the profession. The new Executive Director will collaborate with the Board and member volunteers to meet ambitious goals in a supportive and inclusive office culture that values diversity. The Executive Director reports to the BMES Board of Directors and serves as an Ex-Officio member of the Board.

Ideal candidates will have a minimum of five years of senior association or related business management experience, preferably with a health, science, or engineering background. A successful record of working with a volunteer board and sound financial management practices are also required, as well as a strategic and collaborative management style and commitment to diversity and inclusion. A Bachelor’s degree is required, and leadership in a scientific organization and proven ability to manage headquarters operations are desirable.

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All interested parties should email a cover letter and resume to BMESEDsearch@vettedsolutions.com or call +1 202 544 4749.





Executive Director,
The National School Boards Association (NSBA)

The National School Boards Association (NSBA), a federation of 49 state school boards associations and the territory of the Virgin Islands, has initiated a national search for an Executive Director to replace its retiring Executive Director and CEO, Thomas J. Gentzel.

NSBA’s Board of Directors appointed a search committee, who is working with Vetted Solutions to develop the next executive director’s position profile. By the end of January, we expect to post the profile.

Any questions may be directed to Michele Warholic, search partner, at NSBAEDsearch@vettedsolutions.com or call +1 202 570 9974.





Chief Executive Officer,
The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE)

SAMPE is an organization devoted to the promotion of technical excellence in materials and process engineering, totaling around 15,000 engineers, technologists and materials scientists. It was founded in 1944 by Californian aerospace engineers with the goal to build a professional network and improve the exchange of technical information. Since those times, SAMPE has spread all over the world and is divided into about 40 chapters.

As the premier source of technical information for the Materials and Processes community, SAMPE North America is a global network of professionals in industry, academia, and government working in the field of advanced materials and process engineering.

The SAMPE office is located in Diamond Bar, California, a city east of Los Angeles, located in Los Angeles County. SAMPE has independent contractors and staff totally about 20 and an annual budget of approximately $7 million with assets over $10 million. SAMPE also has a philanthropic arm called The SAMPE Foundation.

SAMPE is divided into Global Regions with some autonomy not otherwise governed by the North America Bylaws. Within regions there are Chapters and Clubs. Any Chapters and Clubs outside of regions are considered Independent and are administered directly by the global organization.

The Global Organization is governed by the Global Board of Directors, the Global Executive Cabinet, Committees and the Global Business Office. In 2013, SAMPE created the Global structure of the organization, and today, the CEO position is focused 75% on North America strategic activities and 25% on Global regions and events. The four regions established are North America, China, Europe and Japan.

The SAMPE Board of Directors now seeks a Chief Executive Office who will support the association’s mission, lead the staff and carry out the strategic direction of the North America Executive Cabinet and Global Board of Directors. Operating in an environment of mutual respect and through the lens of servant-leadership, leads the staff and volunteers in the successful development of learning resources, conferences and meetings. The successful CEO will also lead and direct the establishment of new products and services to advance the industry resulting in financial growth.

Ideal candidates will have at least 10 years of executive-level leadership and management experience in a professional membership association or nonprofit organization. They will demonstrate evidence of effective financial planning, budget development and strategic revenue generation. A recognized leader and manager, the successful candidate will have a history of positive outcomes working with a volunteer Board of Directors. They will be able to cultivate board member relationships, roles and responsibilities.

The new Chief Executive Officer will be an inclusive leader with a collaborative and mentoring management style. He or she will hold a Bachelor’s degree. A Master’s degree or knowledge in the Material and Process Engineering industry is a plus.

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All interested parties should email a cover letter and resume to SAMPECEOsearch@vettedsolutions.com or call +1 202 544 4749.





Executive Director,
San Francisco Marin Medical Society (SFMMS)

The San Francisco Marin Medical Society (SFMMS) was formed in 2017 by the merging of the San Francisco and Marin medical societies, two strong organizations with long histories in California. Today, SFMMS is home to approximately 2,000 physicians in the two counties. SFMMS unites the local physician community and has developed a broad reputation as a strong and effective advocate for physicians, patient care, and public health initiatives. The SFMMS office is located in downtown San Francisco and operates with a staff of five and an annual budget of approximately $1.2 million. SFMMS is also a component medical society of the California Medical Association (CMA), and works closely with that organization on a variety of issues.

SFMMS products and services support these goals and the following are some of the important benefits of membership:
• Legislative Advocacy
• Medical Practice Marketing
• Practice Management Assistance
• News & Information – Journal, E-Newsletter, Directory
• Professional Development
• Legal & Financial Assistance
• Health Information Technology

As the voice of San Francisco and Marin physicians, SFMMS is committed to advocating on behalf of physicians and patients. From giving testimony at meetings of the Board of Supervisors to spearheading coalitions of local health care organizations, to lobbying members of Congress and the State Legislature, SFMMS ensures that physicians have a seat at the table when it comes to public policy impacting the profession of medicine. SFMMS/CMA advocacy efforts help preserve the health care safety net and public health programs in times of severe budget cuts. SFMMS has also spearheaded community health issues in San Francisco and Marin including co-sponsorship of Hep B Free, anti-tobacco legislation and education, formation and continuation of the Healthy San Francisco program, advocacy on reproductive and end-of-life issues (POLST), and more.

The SFMMS Board of Directors now seeks an Executive Director who will support the Society’s mission, lead the staff, and carry out the strategic objectives of the Board. Operating in an environment of mutual respect, the Executive Director will serve as a trusted partner to the SFMMS Board. He or she will administer programs and activities designed to meet the goals of the organization and support its physician members as the practice of medicine continues to evolve. The Executive Director reports to the SFMMS Board and collaborates with Board members and other SFMMS volunteers to accomplish the strategic vision and mission of the organization. He or she will be responsible for the headquarters operation and will ensure an inclusive office culture that values diversity.

Ideal candidates will have a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in association management, healthcare management, or related business management. Experience in working with physicians, along with a genuine interest in addressing the public health issues of importance to them, and experience in working with a volunteer board and managing in a small office environment are highly desirable.

The new Executive Director will be an inclusive leader with a collaborative and mentoring management style. He or she will hold a BA or BS degree or equivalent work experience.

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All interested parties should email a cover letter and resume to SFMMSEDSearch@vettedsolutions.com or call +1 202 544 4749.





Executive Director,
BIFMA (Business + Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association)

BIFMA is the leading not-for-profit trade association for business and institutional furniture manufacturers and has served as the voice of the commercial furniture industry since 1973. BIFMA exists to create and foster conditions by which the industry can flourish. The organization sponsors the development and refinement of standards, promotes sustainability throughout the commercial furniture life cycle, and offers statistical and educational resources to members and the public. BIFMA members represent the diverse-sized manufacturers ranging from family-owned businesses to specialty and international organizations, including suppliers, customer groups, and services. The association collaborates with related trade groups and advocates with regulatory agencies and legislative bodies.

BIFMA seeks its next Executive Director, who will replace a long-serving and highly-respected retiring incumbent. The Executive Director will lead BIFMA and work closely with the Board of Directors, a highly-engaged volunteer membership, and staff. The next executive will establish the organization’s strategic direction and implement programs and initiatives in support of organizational strategies. BIFMA has a long-serving and dedicated four-member staff team, with an operating budget of approximately $2M, and located in the highly-ranked community of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The next Executive Director will have seven to 10 years of executive or senior-level experience, with trade association or nonprofit organization leadership highly desired. Commercial furniture or related industry (ex: design and architecture community), is desired, but not required. Manufacturing knowledge is helpful but not required. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience is required.

Serving as the organization’s spokesperson and voice for the industry, the Executive Director will have the ability to grasp critical information about the members, industry, and markets, as well as related trade groups and legislative and regulatory bodies. The ideal candidate will have a charismatic and collaborative leadership style, an entrepreneurial mindset with a track record of driving and increasing revenue, and strong outreach and networking skills.

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All interested parties should email a cover letter and resume to BIFMAEDsearch@vettedsolutions.com or call +1 202 544 4749.





Chief Marketing Officer,
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA)

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), serving more than 5,000 small and mid-sized financial institutions, 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. Representing 99% of American banks, community banks are cornerstones of the American economy and communities across the country. They are the primary lenders to farms, small businesses and families in the communities they serve.

Community banks are vital, dynamic, powerful and critical as is ICBA who represents and bolsters them. ICBA also seeks to educate, engage and win over the wide, concentric circles of stakeholders in a compelling and spirited way to define and advance their identity, affinity, reputation and growth. As such, ICBA is seeking a seasoned and energetic brand strategist and marketing leader to make this story a key part of their overall marketing and communications initiatives.

This executive will be equally inspired to think strategically and collaboratively and believes in working with people inside and outside the organization to achieve ambitious goals. They will be a life-long learner, staying abreast of and utilizing modern marketing and communications strategies to engage today’s audiences.

This is a critical role at ICBA and will be an important member of the senior team. The Chief BEMS will report to the Senior Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff, collaborating and engaging closely with ICBA staff, leadership and relevant committee chairs and members.

The ideal candidate for this key leadership position will have either an advanced degree or a record of exceptional professional achievement — and ideally both. A minimum of 15 years’ experience is desired, preferably with 8-10 years at a senior leadership level. Deep knowledge and experience with marketing and communications strategy, campaign development and execution, and brand strategy. A transparent and strong communicator whose leadership style will lead toward better integration across ICBA.

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All interested parties should email a cover letter and resume to ICBACMOSearchh@vettedsolutions.com or call +1 202 544 4749.





Director, Diversity and Inclusion,
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, Diversity and Inclusion (D&I).

Established in 1919, AGU is celebrating its Centennial. Current membership spans 137 countries, comprises more than 60,000 members and is the world’s largest society promoting geophysical endeavors of Earth and space scientists. AGU is located in Washington, DC with a staff of 140 and a $36 million annual budget. From pioneering new ways to grow the exchange of scientific knowledge, to encouraging the emergence of new and transdisciplinary fields of study, to leveraging science to help society, AGU strives to lead.

The Director, Diversity and Inclusion leads and expands AGU program efforts towards achieving AGU’s vision of being recognized as a model organization for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Reporting to the AGU Vice President for Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion, the Director will be responsible for leadership, strategic direction and management for the suite of AGU Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programming. This position carries responsibilities for assuring proactive execution against that strategic plan, including extending the leadership of the AGU Ethics and Equity Center, and coordination with closely related AGU Talent Pool programming and AGU Ethics programming. The incumbent will also help secure and execute against several major external funding opportunities.

The ideal candidate will have more than 10 years of experience and a Master’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. A background in non-profit organizations and scientific ethics, with diversity and inclusion leading practices is strongly preferred.

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All interested parties should email a cover letter and resume to AGUDandISearch@vettedsolutions.com or call +1 202 544 4749.





Executive Director,
The International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT)

Vetted Solutions is excited to recruit an Executive Director for the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) to be based in Chicago. ISTAT is a SmithBucklin client organization.

Representing 5,000 members worldwide and operating on a $9 million budget, ISTAT is the premier international, not-for-profit organization focused on providing aviation professionals with forums for increased networking and educational opportunities. In keeping with its mission, ISTAT hosts events year-round across the globe while also administering the industry’s leading appraiser program and investing in the future through the ISTAT Foundation. A dynamic and rapidly growing organization, ISTAT continues to focus on expanding its educational offerings across Asia, and particularly China.

Under the direction of the ISTAT board of directors, the Executive Director will be accountable for successfully meeting the organization’s long-term and annual goals. S/he will have overall responsibility for program and service planning and execution, membership and operations, as well as financial and general business management functions of the organization. Measures of success will include being able to facilitate the development and implementation of an aspirational, multi-year, growth-oriented strategy while also increasing member awareness and engagement with ISTAT.

Ideal candidates will have at least 10 years of experience in leadership and/or management roles within the not-for-profit sector, preferably with a similar trade association, and have a demonstrated capacity to implement an ambitious strategic plan and complex portfolio of products and services. Experience working in China to expand business interests and implement programs locally is preferred. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.

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All interested parties should email a cover letter and resume to ISTATsearch@vettedsolutions.com or call +1 202 544 4749.





Director, Scientific Affairs,
American Society of Hematology (ASH)

The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world’s largest professional society of hematologists and scientists studying the blood system and diseases thereof, seeks a dynamic Director of Scientific Affairs. Located in Washington, D.C., the Society's mission is to further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic and vascular systems by promoting research, clinical care, education, training, and advocacy in hematology. For more than six decades, ASH has sponsored its annual meeting, the premier annual education and scientific event in the field of hematology. The Society publishes Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology, which is the most cited peer-reviewed publication in the field, and Blood Advances, their new open access journal.

The Director of Scientific Affairs will work with internal and volunteer leadership to develop strategies and implement tactics that advance the mission of the Society, including overseeing the activities of 18 scientific committees as well as the development, implementation and evaluation of the scientific content for the Society’s Annual Meeting and Exposition. In addition to working with volunteers and staff to build connections with various government offices of interest, the Director will oversee and provide direction to ASH’s scientific special projects, including the ASH Precision Medicine Initiative and the ASH Working Group on Clinical Trial Innovation.

The Director is responsible for revising the organization’s research agenda, which is updated periodically and serves as a roadmap for the prioritization of research support across the hematology community. Reporting to the Chief Professional Development and Diversity Officer, the Director will ensure that the Society’s strategic goals are informed by its scientific priorities.

Ideal candidates will have at least 10 years of progressive leadership and management experience with an ability to establish working relationships with diverse groups, including coalitions, scientific/medical associations, scientists, physicians, policymakers, and industry representatives. A master’s or doctoral degree in biomedical science-related field is preferred.

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All interested parties should email a cover letter and resume to ASHDIRSearch@vettedsolutions.com or call +1 202 544 4749.





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