The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) located in Arlington, VA is conducting a search for their next Executive Director. With a revenue budget of nearly $7 million and a full-time staff of 16, CEC is a professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children and youth with exceptionalities. CEC is an exciting, evolving organization that accomplishes its mission through advocacy, standards, and professional development. Through the dedication of more than 20,000 members, CEC sets the standard for high quality education for children and youth with exceptionalities.
CEC seeks an Executive Director with a fast-paced style who has the ability to see and keep the big picture front and center. S/he should be a bold thinker who brings a critical eye to the status quo while working closely with the Board and Officers in making changes. The Executive Director is an externally focused role that involves significant in-person interaction with CEC’s state/provincial units, special interest divisions, partnerships with professional associations, and state/federal government agencies. As such, significant travel for this position is involved.
The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), located in Alexandria, VA, is conducting a search for its next Executive Director. With a revenue budget of nearly $9 million and a staff of around 35, ABI is the nation’s largest association of bankruptcy professionals, made up of over 10,000 members in multi-disciplinary roles, including attorneys, auctioneers, bankers, judges, lenders, professors, turnaround specialists, accountants and others.
The Executive Director (ED) serves as the chief staff executive of the Association with full authority for the management of its affairs. The ED reports directly to Executive Committee (EC) of the Board of Directors and will be responsible for overall strategic management, administration, operation of headquarters and oversight of all staff. The ED will formulate recommendations and advise the Board regarding the affairs of the Association. Other key duties include interacting with ABI’s volunteer leaders and members, fundraising, marketing, and public outreach. The ED will implement Association policies as determined by the Board and help guide the organization’s strategy. Significant travel is required for the ED role.
The Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA) located in Washington, DC is conducting a search for a new President. Founded in 1938, VMA is a trade association that represents the interests of nearly 100 North American manufacturers of valves, actuators and controls. VMA member companies employ 30,000 people directly in supporting jobs. VMA has a revenue budget in the $2 million range and a staff of 11 including full time employees and contractors.
The President is the chief staff executive of the association responsible for the association’s financial stewardship, member relations, general management, programs, communications, management information services, international trade, and government relations.
The National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA) located in University Park, FL (Sarasota area), is conducting a search for a new Executive Director (ED). This position may work either from the headquarters location or virtually, with a preference for candidates who can easily travel up to 1-2 times per month to work from the Sarasota office as needed. NCBA is a trade association dedicated to serving law firms engaged in the practice of creditors rights law both in state and federal courts. Originally founded in 1993 as the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys (NARCA) the organization has grown to become the pre-eminent association for the creditors rights attorney. NCBA has broadened its membership base to include firms practicing in foreclosure, bankruptcy and other areas. They have also expanded their educational offerings and networking opportunities. NCBA has a revenue budget in the $2.4 million range and an existing staff of 8. Sterling Martin Associates has been retained to assist with this search.
NCBA’s membership is comprised of over 500 creditors rights law firms and individual members, totaling approximately 2000 attorneys. The NCBA membership also includes defense attorneys and in-house counsel. Members practice in over 20 different practice areas in the 50 states, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.K. NCBA’s attorney members are committed to delivering the highest professional, responsible and ethical services in their representation of clients and interaction with consumers, the bar, and the public. As a membership requirement, NCBA members must agree to abide by a Code of Conduct and Ethics that requires more than existing state and federal laws.
Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer
The Mechanical Contractors Association of Georgia (MCAG) is conducting a search for a new Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer. MCAG, located in the metropolitan Atlanta, GA area (Tucker, GA), is one of the oldest organizations in Georgia representing the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and plumbing industry. It is MCAG’s mission to help service the business needs of its members. The members of the MCAG contribute to provide progress, development and expansion to the mechanical contracting industry: “To advance and promote the profession of the union mechanical contractor by providing the local membership certain services and resources allowing them to continually improve individually and collectively as an association.”
The EVP & CEO is responsible for the administration and management functions of the organization by planning, directing, and controlling all activities of the Association to achieve stated goals, policies and objectives at the direction of the Board of Directors. This position acts as manager of labor contracts, job training, business planning/financial analysis, and various other operations-related areas; and performs all duties assigned by the Board. Additionally, this position provides leadership of the Mechanical Industries Council Education & Training Fund (MICETF). Total assets for the MCAG association and industry trust fund (MICETF) total around $2.7M and income between the two is about $750k per year. The CEO is also responsible for Georgia’s involvement in the National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau (NCPWB).
Vice President, Brand
Urban Land Institute (ULI) located in Washington, DC, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members. Founded in 1936, they now have over 42,000 members worldwide, representing the entire spectrum of land use, real estate development and related disciplines working in private enterprise and public service. A multidisciplinary real estate forum, ULI facilitates an open exchange of ideas, information, and experience among industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places. The Urban Land Institute provides leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI operates with an annual revenue budget of over $70M. They currently have a 17-member Board of Directors and a staff of around 250. Sterling Martin Associates has been retained to assist with this search.
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Reporting to the Chief Marketing and Membership Officer, the VP, Brand, will be responsible for strategic stewardship and oversight of ULI’s global brand and creative marketing efforts. In partnership with other departments, the VP will act as a critical growth driver by developing and executing the strategy through innovative global marketing programs and materials that increase brand awareness, strengthen ULI’s reputation and position, and foster membership growth.
The executive will lead a team of two creative professionals and multiple vendors, while working across departments and programs to deploy a data and insight-driven brand strategy.