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Executive Director

The National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) has retained Sterling Martin Associates to search for its next Executive Director.

NACCHO’s mission is to serve as a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice of the nation’s ~3,000 Local Health Departments (LDHs) to protect and improve the health of all people and all communities; it is the only national association that advocates solely for the issues and federal programs that are priorities for local health departments. NACCHO is a dynamic and forward-thinking 501(c)(3) national membership association that advocates for health, equity, and security for all people.  NACCHO provides technical assistance, networking, and membership opportunities for the leadership and staff of local health departments, and NACCHO also advocates on behalf of local health departments and informs Federal legislation and executive branch staff and policymakers about means to effectively address the myriad of health challenges facing communities.

NACCHO’s budget is in the $25M range, derived primarily from Federal and foundation grants and contracts. NACCHO has established a robust network of partners that work with the Association and its members through collaboration and financial support, all with a goal of advancing local public health. NACCHO is governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, comprised of health officials from around the country, a representative for Tribal health departments, and ex officio members representing the National Association of Counties and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The day-by-day operations of NACCHO are conducted by a 125-member professional staff located in NACCHO’s headquarters. NACCHO’s Foundation for the Public Health supports the public’s health by creating a culture of giving, raising awareness about the value of public health, and forging partnerships to meet the nation’s public health needs. The position is located in Washington, DC.

The Executive Director is NACCHO’s chief executive. Under the general direction of the Board of Directors, and guided by NACCHO’s strategic map, the Executive Director is responsible for guiding NACCHO’s vision and mission and for maintaining a high performing association that effectively supports the work of LHDs.  This position is responsible for the overall management and operation of the association, implementation of Board directives and policies, and financial and personnel management.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled professional who has experience managing an association of NACCHO’s size and scope.  The Executive Director will be a strategic visionary and an experienced leader and executive with appropriate leadership and/or practice experience.

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Lambda Chi Alpha

Chief Executive Officer

Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity (ΛXA) has retained Sterling Martin Associates to search for its next Chief Executive Officer. The position is located in Carmel, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis.

Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, a 501(c)(7) nonprofit organization, is a college fraternity in North America that was founded in 1909. It is one of the largest men’s fraternities, having initiated more than 280,000 members with active chapters and colonies at 195 universities. The youngest of the fifteen largest social fraternities, ΛXA has initiated the third highest number of men ever, based on North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) statistics. The purpose of the fraternity is to promote and support affiliated chapters and colonies by providing educational, leadership, and risk management programming, maintaining the international headquarters, preserving the Fraternity’s historical documents, and preparing fraternity periodicals and educational materials.

ΛXA’s governing board, known as the “Grand High Zeta,” consists of 15 members. A Student Advisory Committee (SAC) provides the collegiate members’ perspective to the Grand High Zeta and headquarters staff, discusses topics facing the Fraternity, and often develops legislation to be submitted to the General Assembly. Lambda Chi Alpha’s budget is in the $6M range.

In addition to four Recruitment Specialists and eight Education Leadership Consultants, ΛXA is managed by 25 professional staff members who serve the organization from the international headquarters. The staff provides the highest ethical and professional service to ΛXA’s undergraduate and alumni members in a spirit of unity and enthusiasm by: (1) developing quality programs, publications, and services; (2) using Fraternity resources responsibly; (3) committing to excellence in chapter standards; and (4) advancing and promoting the ideas and principles of the Fraternity as a complement to the educational experience of its members.

The Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation (“the Foundation”) is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational tax-exempt organization, separate and independent from the Fraternity, whose sole purpose is to serve as an educational resource for the brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Dollars raised go toward educational programming and initiatives, such as the Stead Leadership Seminar and Lambda Chi Alpha’s TRUE Brother Initiative to help build and invest in Lambda Chi Alpha’s future leaders. A separate, 24-member Board of Directors governs the Foundation; the professional staff is led by a President and CEO.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lambda Chi Alpha serves as the top executive of the Fraternity. The CEO reports directly to the Board Chairman (the Grand High Alpha) and serves at the direction of the Fraternity’s Board of Directors on all fraternity matters. The CEO is responsible for the organization, planning, coordination, supervision, direction and management of the headquarters staff and for overseeing Lambda Chi Alpha’s day-to-day business. In cooperation with the ΛXA staff, the CEO also oversees the Fraternity’s programs and activities which include providing services to the chapters and colonies and ΛXA alumni, publishing the Fraternity magazine and ΛXA’s electronic newsletters, raising funds, organizing meetings, and managing physical and financial resources. He works in close cooperation with the CEO of the Educational Foundation to advance the Foundation’s purposes.

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Executive Officer

The American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) has retained Sterling Martin Associates to search for its next Executive Officer. The position is located in Rockville, MD outside of Washington, DC.

The American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) is a 501(c)(3) professional membership society dedicated to promoting the discovery, advancement, and dissemination of basic and translational knowledge in experimental pathology and related disciplines. ASIP is the premiere research society for pathology. ASIP advocates for the practice of investigative pathology and fosters the professional career development and education of its 1,100 members, who come from academia, government, hospitals and other medical facilities, and the pharmaceutical industry. ASIP is a member of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), a coalition of independent societies that plays an active role in advocating for the interests of 115,000 biomedical scientists. ASIP is also a charter member of the Intersociety Council for Pathology Information (ICPI), a 501(c)(3) coalition of national pathology organizations dedicated to providing information about pathology training programs and career opportunities for pathologists.

Established in 1913 and headquartered in Rockville, MD, ASIP is governed by a 12-member Council that includes five officers, two Councilors-at-Large, and five committee chairs. The day-by-day affairs of the organization are overseen by the Executive Officer who also serves as an ex officio, non-voting member of the Society Council. Nine committees guide the organization’s activities. The staff includes eight professionals whose activities are devoted to ASIP and four additional staff members who manage The American Journal of Pathology and ASIP’s other publications. ASIP’s has an annual budget of approximately $3M. For more information, please visit www.asip.org.

ASIP is seeking an Executive Officer who will report to and work with the Council and its Executive Committee to develop and implement the Society’s strategic initiatives. S/he will be expected to have the energy and vision to achieve the Society’s goals. In addition to overseeing the day-by-day management of the Society, the Executive Officer will oversee continuing medical education programs and provide support for planning ASIP’s annual meetings and conferences. S/he will manage the Journal staff and will be responsible for overseeing the publication of ASIP’s journals as well as the Association’s newsletters and other print publications. In addition, s/he will manage ICPI operations and publication of its Directory of Pathology Training Programs.

The Executive Officer will serve as the face of ASIP, both internally and externally. S/he will be an excellent communicator and relationship-builder, with strong leadership skills. Finally, the Executive Officer will be responsible for promoting a dynamic, efficient organizational culture that embraces growth, ensures accountability, and maintains ASIP’s long tradition of transparency and integrity.

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Sterling Martin Associates has been retained by Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Opens Doors Foundation (ODF) to search for its President. The position is located at MBA’s headquarters offices in Washington, DC. Alternative locations in other major metropolitan areas will also be considered.

With a staff of approximately 140 and an annual budget of $55M, Mortgage Bankers Association is among the larger trade associations in the U.S. MBA and its members are committed to giving back to the communities served by MBA. To that end, the MBA established the Opens Doors Foundation (ODF) as its philanthropic arm in 2012. ODF sponsors activities focused on home and community support. The Foundation also seeks to aid, nurture, and empower people and communities by developing and supporting programs that promote and defend sustainable homes for American families.

The Foundation’s first initiative makes mortgage and rental assistance payment grants to parents and guardians with critically ill or injured children, allowing them to take unpaid leave from work and spend precious time together without jeopardizing their cherished homes. The Mortgage and Rental Grant Assistance Initiative is a program by which designated health care partners identify and provide program information to families that may benefit from financial support. The Foundation’s Mortgage Grant Assistance Initiative provides grants to parents and guardians with critically ill or injured children, allowing them to take unpaid leave from work and spend precious time together without jeopardizing their cherished homes. The Rental Grant Assistance Initiative provides grants to parents and guardians with critically ill or injured children. Much like the Mortgage Assistance Initiative, the Rental Grant Assistance Initiative helps families focus on the health of their child instead of their next rent payment.

To meet its mission, ODF identifies and facilitates the designation of additional health care providers as initiative partners. (ODF currently has relationships/partnerships with nine children’s hospitals across the U.S.)

A 15-member Board of Directors guides the Foundation’s activities.  In November 2016, ODF announced that it had reached its 2016/2017 fundraising campaign goal of $1.5 million. ODF has ambitious plans to increase revenue substantially and broaden the scope of its grants. For more information about Mortgage Bankers Association, please visit www.mba.org. For more information about ODA, please visit https://www.mba.org/who-we-are/the-mba-foundation.

ODF’s President serves as the chief executive of the Foundation and is directly responsible to MBA’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) and indirectly to the Foundation’s Board of Directors.  As the sole governing body of the Foundation, the Board oversees the strategic, operational and financial plans of all Foundation activities. Its Directors are active participants in the fundraising process and serve as advocates for the Foundation within the philanthropic community. The President sets fundraising priorities, identifies opportunities for partnerships, and devises strategies to secure substantial funding to meet ODF’s strategic goals. S/he also provides innovative leadership and the strategic vision necessary to continue building a comprehensive and robust program.

This is an exciting opportunity to take an emerging charitable foundation and build a strong, effective, and successful philanthropic organization.

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Chief Executive Officer

The National Speakers Association (NSA) has retained Sterling Martin Associates to search for its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The position is located in NSA’s Tempe, Arizona headquarters, just outside of Phoenix.

Founded in 1973, the National Speakers Association is the “leading source for education, community, and entrepreneurial business knowledge needed to be successful in the speaking profession.” NSA is a 501(c)(6), purpose-driven, membership association that provides services to more than 3,500 members whose skills, expertise, and experience power the most recognized and respected professional speaker’s organization in the industry. NSA has the comprehensive resources, insightful education, and productive events that speakers need to develop their brands and grow their businesses. NSA’s members include experts in a variety of industries and disciplines who reach audiences as speakers, trainers, educators, humorists, motivators, consultants, authors, and more.

NSA is organized into 34 independently-run state and regional chapters throughout the U.S. NSA’s membership categories include Academy Membership (offered to aspiring speakers), Professional Membership (offered to established speakers), and Professional Affiliate Membership (offered to service suppliers who support speakers or who own speakers bureaus).

NSA is a founding member of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF), a network of 13 independent speaker associations representing 15 nations and individuals from over 20 countries. The GSF collectively serves the interests of their member associations while advancing professional speaking.

A separately-incorporated NSA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the National Speakers Association and serves to help those members and families of the NSA community, as well as those in need in the larger global community. The Foundation acts on behalf of NSA’s members to do something that comes naturally in the speaking profession – helping others.

NSA’s budget is in the $4M range. The organization is governed by a 19-member Board of Directors, including the Chief Executive Officer, who serves in a non-voting ex officio capacity. Nine members of the Board (including its six officers) make up the Executive Committee, which serves as the interim governing body between meetings of the Board. All Past-Presidents serve as ex officio members of the Board. A professional staff of 14 serves the organization from its Tempe headquarters. There are approximately 15-20 ongoing committees and ad hoc task forces (comprised of volunteers and staff) that are core to NSA’s work. For more information, please visit www.nsaspeaker.org.

NSA is seeking a visionary and business-savvy CEO seeking to lead a member-centric organization; a CEO who seeks to have an impact on the world by providing bold leadership to take the Association to its next level. As the association sector and membership organizations evolve, NSA seeks a CEO who has taken an organization through a “pivot,” or “shift,” in adapting new approaches to build revenue. Specifically, the CEO is responsible for: (1) directing and participating in growth activities to support NSA’s overall business objectives and plans; (2) developing and directing the execution of policies to support NSA in general and accomplish the organization’s strategic objectives; and (3) leading the organization in developing strategies and tactics to achieve NSA’s mission as set forth by the Board.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an organization built around the ideas of mutual support, shared success, and giving back. It is an organization whose Code of Ethics establishes and maintains NSA’s brand, reputation, and public confidence in the professionalism, dedication, and integrity of the members and the Association itself.

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