January 4, 2022 – Washington, D.C.- based Vetted Solutions has been selected by the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. SOPHE’s next CEO will serve as a partner to the president and executive committee of the board of trustees, providing both the strategic mindset and managerial expertise needed to meet the expanding needs and expectations of members — and those they serve — in this increasingly demanding public health environment. The CEO will oversee operational activities, supervise a staff of 15 and manage a budget of more than $4 million, in addition to supporting SOPHE’s three publications. As the face of SOPHE, the CEO will be expected to have the dynamism, confidence and presence needed to maintain close relationships with important allies and stakeholders, notably other public health related organizations, and cooperative agreements with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
SOPHE wants candidates with a minimum five to 10 years of broad-based executive management experience, equivalent to serving as a non-profit chief executive or chief operating officer. Public health experience is preferred. The organization is seeking someone with a keen interest, genuine passion for, and commitment to its mission. Prospects should have demonstrated knowledge of non-profit business and financial management. In addition, candidates should also have entrepreneurial focus with a demonstrated track record of building an organization at the national or regional level.
With a membership of nearly 4,000 health education professionals and students in the U.S and 25 international countries, the Society for Public Health Education is a non-profit, independent professional association located in Washington, D.C. The association’s members work in schools, universities, voluntary organizations, health care settings, worksites and in local, state and federal government agencies.
Vetted Solutions, a specialist in conducting non-profit, government, and association sector recruiting assignments, focuses on recruiting board members, CEOs and senior staff positions for prominent and well-known organizations nationwide. Recent searches that the firm has conducted include executive director for the Association for Creative Industries, chief operating officer for the American Society of Microbiology, executive director for the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and executive director of the American Academy of Optometry.
Recruiting the Next Generation of Non-Profit Leaders
In this brand new episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ Hunt Scanlon Media host, Rob Adams, is joined by Jim Zaniello, president and founder of D.C.-based Vetted Solutions, a boutique executive search firm focused on recruiting non-profit leadership. In this podcast, Mr. Zaniello discusses the current state of recruiting for non-profit organizations and associations. He then discusses the impact of the pandemic and touches on diversity and inclusion at non-profit institutions and how recruiters are assisting. Listen Now!
Jim Zaniello, the firm’s president and founder, has worked for more than two decades in positions ranging from non-profit executive director to publisher of a leading tool for non-profit executive search. He is also said to have an intimate understanding of the complex demands of the executive office through his own experience as executive director at several associations and non-profits.
Vetted recently placed Daryl Friedman as global president and CEO of CEDIA, the global trade association for the home technology industry, in Indianapolis, IN. He will assume the role on Nov. 29. “We’ve found someone that I am confident will be the step-change in leadership that CEDIA needs and deserves,” said Jamie Briesemeister, CEDIA board and executive search committee member. “Daryl has decades of experience in trade association leadership and member advocacy. He exudes a humble nature that draws conversation and consensus, and he deeply values technical expertise and artistry. Daryl has a vision for what CEDIA can be—and will be—and he has the experience to realize it.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media