September 21, 2017 – Executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has been selected by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) in Leesburg, VA, to lead its search for a new executive director. Vetted Solutions president and founder Jim Zaniello and vice president Nancy Green are spearheading the assignment.
The new executive director, the recruiter said, is expected to work with the board, staff and members to expand SIIM’s role as a resource for imaging professionals interested in the current and future use of technologies for image and information and interpretation and management.
Working closely with the SIIM chair and reporting to an 11-member board of directors, the executive director will oversee management of the organization. The role includes oversight in a wide range of areas, including education, industry interaction, an online engagement platform, the peer reviewed Journal of Digital Imaging, a flagship annual meeting, regional conferences, advocacy, and research support.
SIIM, which has a staff of seven, has an annual budget of $1.5 million. The ideal executive director will supervise, motivate and mentor SIIM staff in a team-oriented, innovative, and highly productive environment, said Vetted Solutions. He or she is expected to assist the SIIM board to identify the organization’s strategic priorities and help translate those priorities into actions.
The Right Fit
The incoming executive must have at least seven years of executive-level work experience in progressive, complex organizations, with demonstrated success in leading, planning and organizing operations, according to the recruiter. Financial management expertise and the initiative to expand membership, enhance existing businesses, and identify viable new sources of non-dues revenue is also essential.
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Experience working with a board to manage annual budget planning balanced with investment of additional resources to achieve strategic goals is also desired as well as the ability to oversee SIIM assets and to manage annual budgets and financial issues appropriate for a 501c(3) organization. The executive director should also be a high-energy, creative leader with excellent communication skills and strong focus on people, the firm said.
Non-Profit Association Leaders
Based in Washington, D.C., Vetted Solutions, a specialist in conducting non-profit and association sector recruiting assignments, focuses on recruiting board members, CEOs and senior staff positions for prominent and well-known organizations nationwide.
Recent searches undertaken by the firm include recruiting the CEO for SOCAP International, placing the president for El-Hibri Foundation and recruiting a chief learning officer for the American Society of Association Executives. The firm also helped recruit Daniel Gillison as the executive director of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation.
Mr. Zaniello 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.
Ms. Green, for her part, has more than 25 years of non-profit leadership experience, a CEO skill-set and a history of growing organizations. Throughout her tenure with education and healthcare groups, Ms. Green has built board relationships, managed staff transitions, launched strategic partnerships and raised the profile and professionalism of the organizations she has worked with. She also advises groups on talent development, building strong staff structures and cultures, and succession planning.
In May, Vetted expanded with the addition of Catherine Brown as vice president for West Coast operations. She joined the firm in Los Angeles as a search partner, leadership consultant and interim executive. Ms. Brown brings a deep knowledge of both association and philanthropic organization management.
Recently, Vetted Solutions expanded its staff with the addition of Nancy Green as vice president in its Washington, D.C., office. In her role, Ms. Green is broadening the firm’s activities in the areas of succession planning, interim executive appointments, onboarding and leadership development. Her arrival allows the firm’s founder, Jim Zaniello, to focus on further expansion and growth opportunities.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media