R. Norris Orms to Join Vetted Solutions as Chicago VP

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 1, 2016 — Respected association executive R. Norris Orms has been named Vice President in the Chicago, IL office of Vetted Solutions, the Washington, D.C. based executive search firm specializing in executive recruiting for the association, non-profit, hospitality and destination marketing communities.

Orms brings more than 25 years of experience working with associations and other nonprofit organizations. He currently serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). It is the largest global healthcare association focused on leading efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology. His expertise has enabled Orms to earn widespread recognition and respect within the association, healthcare, and information technology sectors. His extensive involvement in various leadership roles within the American Society of Association Executives has made him a popular authority and effective advisor on organizational leadership issues.

“Norris brings the perfect blend of extensive leadership experience and a deep understanding of the intersection of healthcare and association sectors,” said Jim Zaniello, president and founder of Vetted Solutions. “No one knows their unique leadership needs and demands as well as Norris. By joining our team, he will be able to provide ready access to a vast wealth of knowledge and insight for our clients not just in the Chicago area, but throughout the nation.”

Before joining HIMSS in 1997, Orms was executive director of the Foundation for Safety and Health and director of Safety Council Relations for the National Safety Council. He holds a master of business administration degree and is board-certified in healthcare management, a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a fellow of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and a Certified Association Executive (CAE).

“The Vetted Solutions team has built a solid reputation for understanding the association and hospitality sectors inside-out,” Orms said. “They’re known for finding innovative ways to define and satisfy the executive leadership needed to thrive in such a demanding environment. That’s exactly what I’ve done during my career. It’s not just my job, it’s who I am”. And I’m excited about the opportunity to do it as part of a team that shares that kind of approach.”

Orms will be transitioning into his new role with Vetted Solutions over the next several months.

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