Association Strategies Leading CEO Search for ASPPH
April 7, 2017 – Non-profit recruiting specialist Association Strategies has been tapped by the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) to lead its search for a new president and CEO. Search firm president Pamela Kaul is leading the assignment.
The chosen CEO will develop and implement ASPPH programs, policies, and practices as well as the organization’s strategic plan. The association is seeking an academically trained visionary and innovative leader who understands academic public health and has a range of 10 to 15 years’ experience in the public health sector. Having held a major administrative role in a key institution in academic public health, governmental public health, or a national or international healthcare organization is a plus.
Located in Washington, D.C., with an operating budget of $15 million, the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health is the voice of accredited academic public health, representing schools and programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Its mission is to transform public health by strengthening and promoting the education, research, service, and practice activities of CEPH-accredited schools and programs.
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Founded in 1986, Association Strategies provides executive search, organizational assessment and transition management services exclusively to non-profit organizations. The firm also offers succession planning, board advisory consulting and other services to help organizations leverage their visibility and influence to achieve strategic goals and tackle long-standing challenges and opportunities.
Ms. Kaul, the firm’s founder, brings nearly three decades of experience in executive search, transition management, and organization development. She has delivered talent to hundreds of associations, foundations, NGOs and philanthropic institutions.
Some Recent Search Activity
Non-profit school associations aren’t the only academic or liberal arts institutions turning to outside sources to find new leaders. Other organization’s across the higher education spectrum have been hiring executive search firms in recent months to fill top leadership gaps. Here’s a recent rundown from the Hunt Scanlon archives:
- Isaacson, Miller recruited Maria A. Pallante as president and CEO of the Association of American Publishers (AAP). Vice president Jane Gruenebaum led the search with senior associate Gail Gregory and associate Karla Saunders. Ms. Pallante previously headed the U.S. Copyright Office. AAP is the largest U.S. trade association for the consumer, educational, professional and scholarly publishing industry;
- JDG Associates Ltd. recently placed Kevin Traver as executive director of the Marine Technology Society (MTS). Founded in 1963, MTS is a multidisciplinary organization with approximately 3,500 individual and organizational members. MTS provides scholarships to students studying marine science and ocean engineering in addition to other educational opportunities;
- Calibre One placed Sharon Loeb as chief marketing officer of Cengage Learning. Managing partner Tom Barnes and associate Keely Gjelsteen led the search. Ms. Loeb previously served as vice president of marketing at McGraw-Hill Education. Cengage Learning is an educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide;
- Korn Ferry recruited Olivier Meslay as director of the Clark Art Institute. The Clark Art Institute, located in Williamstown, MA, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts;
- Spencer Stuart landed Jill Bourne to fill the president position at the Boston Public Library (BPL). Boston Public Library has a central library, 24 branches, a map center, business library, and an expanding website filled with digital content and services.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media