American Medical Informatics Association
February 8, 2021
Bethesda, MD
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WittKieffer is honored to partner with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) in seeking a dynamic, entrepreneurial association executive to serve as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This is a career-defining opportunity for an experienced servant leader to advance a rapidly growing membership society whose members are transforming healthcare.

AMIA is the professional society for more than 5,600 subject matter experts in the science and practice of informatics as it relates to clinical care, research, education, and policy. AMIA is an unbiased, authoritative source within the informatics community and the health care industry. AMIA and its members are transforming health care through trusted science, education, and practice in biomedical and health informatics. AMIA's national office, previously located in Bethesda, MD, is now completely virtual. The organization has 17 staff and an annual budget of approximately $7 million.

The CEO is accountable to the AMIA Board of Directors and will be passionate about the mission of AMIA and will advance AMIA’s role as the leader in biomedical and health informatics while providing vision, operational excellence, and skilled interpersonal and public relations. The CEO will oversee the programmatic, administrative, and management activities of AMIA including the advancement of new programs that have important business opportunities for AMIA. The successful Chief Executive Officer candidate will work with AMIA’s elected President and Board Chair to consistently articulate and make known AMIA’s position on important informatics issues, both to the membership and external audiences and represent AMIA in interactions with government and other policy making forums, industry, scientific organizations, academic institutions and other organizations that are relevant to the field of informatics.

The ideal candidate for the CEO role will be a strategic executive with a proven track record of success leading in a senior leadership capacity. They will be a collaborative, team oriented servant leader who can communicate effectively and build relationships across the association and actively engage AMIA membership and seek strategic partnerships to help advance AMIA's goals. The ability to influence, lead change and implement the strategic vision created by the Board of Directors is essential. The CEO will be a driven, innovative leader who can deliver results in a growing and evolving professional association. A graduate degree in a health, association management or business field is preferred, as is 10+ years leadership experience in a membership society or similarly complex organization.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Please direct all application materials to Hillary Ross or Scott Dethloff via the WittKieffer Candidate Portal here. Inquiries and nominations may also be directed to the consultants through the portal or Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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