February 10, 2016 – Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has named veteran association executive R. Norris Orms as vice president in its Chicago office.
Mr. Orms brings more than 25 years of experience working with associations and other non-profit organizations. He currently serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the largest global healthcare association focused on leading efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology. He has also served in various leadership roles within the American Society of Association Executives.
Before joining HIMSS in 1997, Mr. Orms was executive director of the Foundation for Safety and Health and director of Safety Council Relations for the National Safety Council.
“Norris brings the perfect blend of extensive leadership experience and a deep understanding of the intersection of healthcare and association sectors,” said Jim Zaniello, Vetted Solutions president and founder. “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.”
“The Vetted Solutions team has built a solid reputation for understanding the association and hospitality sectors inside-out,” said Mr. Orms. “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.”
Vetted Solutions specializes in executive searches for the non-profit and association sectors. The firm focuses on recruiting board members, CEOs and senior staff positions for prominent and well-known organizations nationwide. The firm has completed searches for a number of organizations, including placing the president for El-Hibri Foundation and the chief learning officer for the American Society of Association Executives.
The economic strength of the non-profit sector has increased in recent years and the sector is now the third largest employer in the U.S. Nearly two million non-profit organizations employ 10.7 million people and produce revenue in excess of $1.9 trillion.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media