Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2010 5:53 PM
We are pleased to share that Korn/Ferry International has been retained to conduct the twelve significant President, Chief Executive Officer, Government Affairs, and Communications searches listed above. We would greatly appreciate hearing any suggestions of candidates you may have.
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is seeking a President & Chief Executive Officer. Founded in 1922 as the trade association of the American film industry, the MPAA has broadened its mandate over the years to reflect the diversity of an ever changing and expanding industry.
The President & Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of MPAA’s strategic plan and managing operations, resources, and revenue generation for the organization. In conjunction with the Board of Directors and members, the President & Chief Executive Officer will develop and implement a plan for both achieving specific legislative/public policy results in Washington, DC and globally, as well as delivering quality programs that are of the greatest value to its diverse membership. S/He will serve as the lead spokesperson for MPAA on these priority industry issues and programs before a wide variety of audiences.
Cisco Systems seeks a Vice President, International Government Affairs. The Vice President, International Government Affairs will be responsible for international public policy and legislative issues that impact Cisco. High-level relationships globally are critical and a strong emphasis will be put on an overall strategic approach to International Government Affairs with a primary focus on major and growth markets outside of the US. S/He will develop and implement Cisco’s strategies as they relate to issues including, but not limited to the following: technology, tax and trade, intellectual property, environment and energy. The successful candidate will be responsible for a significant budget and will assess, manage and lead a staff of U.S. based and international employees. S/He should have a minimum of 15 years of experience in a senior leadership role in international government affairs with relevant experience working with policy makers and in planning and implementing advocacy and communications efforts in foreign markets. This position will be based in California.
Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) is seeking a President. SIA is the premier trade association representing the U.S. semiconductor industry. Founded in 1977 by five microelectronics pioneers, SIA unites over 60 companies that account for nearly 90 percent of the semiconductor production within this country. The coalition provides domestic semiconductor companies a forum and a voice to advance the global competitiveness of the $115 billion U.S. microchip industry. Through a network of corporate CEOs and working committees, SIA helps to shape public policy on issues critical to the industry. SIA also provides a spectrum of services to aid members in growing their own businesses. SIA has recently announced a move from Silicon Valley to Washington, DC, and the next President will lead the association through this exciting time. The President will be an innovative leader who possesses knowledge of the technology industry and the ability to navigate Washington effectively.
The Chrysler Group seeks a Head, External Affairs. As a senior member of the Top Management Team reporting to the CEO, the Head, External Affairs will contribute his/her significant political knowledge and public affairs savvy to integrated campaigns that deliver business results through media relations, internal communications and partnerships with non-governmental organizations. This position will lead Chrysler’s engagement in the governmental process at the international, federal, state and local levels, and ensure the company’s understanding of governmental forces which will affect the company’s business performance and overall reputation. This role also includes serving as President of the Chrysler Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm.
The successful candidate will have substantial management and leadership experience in external, community, public relations or related area of responsibility typically gained through 15 or more years of progressively responsible assignments. S/He should have Capitol Hill and/or Administration experience or will have played a significant role in a corporation or trade association.
New York Life Insurance Company seeks a Vice President, Federal Affairs. The individual New York Life seeks must be a strategic thinker, with stature and professional credibility. S/He must be a highly visible, well-known and respected lobbyist, capable of understanding the substantive policy issues associated with retirement, pension, investments, securities and/or the life insurance and financial services industries. The successful candidate will be required to help develop and implement an aggressive strategic plan for successfully achieving specific legislative and regulatory results in Washington that are favorable to the interests of New York Life.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 to 15 years experience in business as either a Washington Representative, Congressional staffer or a government affairs executive.
Beer Institute (BI) seeks a President. The President will be the industry’s advocate before all levels of government and in all public venues. He/she must be an experienced leader and proven manager. The President will be responsible for the effective operation of BI and the execution of its mission. In conjunction with BI’s member Board of Directors, the President will develop and implement a strategic plan for achieving specific results in Washington and around the nation. Through his/her personal credibility, the President will play an important role in enhancing the brewing industry’s public and political image. The Beer Institute, established in 1986, is the national trade association for the brewing industry, representing both large and small brewers, as well as importers and industry suppliers. The Institute is committed to the development of sound public policy and to the values of civic duty and personal responsibility.
Fannie Mae is looking to hire a Chief Communications Officer. The new Chief Communications Officer will be responsible for assessing and leading a staff of 95 across the following functional areas: corporate media relations, corporate marketing and branding, employee communications and speechwriting, business communications, external and internal web communications, HAMP program marketing communications (in partnership with the U.S. Department of Treasury).Working in close collaboration with the company’s conservator, the Federal Housing Finance Authority, the U.S. Department of Treasury and other governmental bodies, the Chief Communications Officer will be charged with creating a stronger and more proactive communications and marketing function which is aligned and integrated with business goals and objectives.
Fannie Mae seeks an exceptional corporate communications and marketing leader with reputation management experience. A solid understanding of the government landscape/regulatory processes is critical and prior experience working in Washington, DC is ideal. Appropriate candidates will have strong financial acumen and will be well-informed about the housing market.
One Economy Corporation seeks a Chief Executive Officer - One Economy Corporation is a global nonprofit organization that uses innovative approaches to deliver the power of technology and information to low-income people, giving them valuable tools for building better lives. The organization uses the potential of technology to help this population improve their lives and enter the economic mainstream. The CEO will have a deep commitment to the mission and future of One Economy. S/He will be responsible for providing strategic, day-to-day management of the organization and will work to establish goals, strategies, plans and policies. Additionally, the CEO will provide the necessary leadership to carry on One Economy’s current programs, including access, content, community outreach and delivery; both domestically and internationally.
The individual One Economy seeks must be comfortable leading in a fast-paced, ideas-driven and mission-oriented organization. The successful candidate will have senior-level experience in strategy, leadership and operational roles, within a dynamic non-profit or for-profit organization. S/He will have a proven, quantifiable track record of excellent leadership and performance in roles of increasing responsibility. S/He should be able to give concrete examples of successfully managing and effectively growing an organization in a time of high productivity.
UnitedHealth Group seeks a Vice President, Public Policy. The Vice President, Public Policy will position UnitedHealth Group (UHG) as a thought leader on policy issues under debate and/or emerging at the federal and state levels by coordinating and advancing practical information and strategic solutions targeting legislative, regulatory and administrative improvements in the health care system. The Vice President, Public Policy will interface with federal/state political leads, as well as business experts and corporate function counterparts, to drive strategic, informed, pragmatic positioning on high priority and high visibility issues. The ideal candidate will be perceived as a force in public policy circles in Washington and in the states.
S/He should have a strong and successful record of being a leader in policy setting environments such as on a relevant committee on Capitol Hill (i.e. Senate Finance or House Ways & Means), in an Administration and/or in a relevant Agency (i.e. HHS, CMS or OMB) or in-house with a corporation or trade association. S/He will formulate and communicate the public policy direction of UnitedHealth Group at the highest levels of business and government and will provide thought leadership in key policy areas that are aligned with the company’s goals and priorities.
Bridgepoint Education seeks a Vice President, Regulatory Affairs. The Vice President, Regulatory Affairs is a new role and will position Bridgepoint Education as a thought leader on regulatory/public policy issues under debate and/or emerging at the federal and state levels by coordinating and advancing practical information and strategic solutions targeting regulatory and administrative improvements in higher education system, in particular, for-profit higher education. S/He will develop and implement analytically sound, strategic and proactive regulatory/public policy positions on for-profit higher education issues. Additionally, the Vice President, Regulatory Affairs will take a leading or advisory role in negotiations with the governmental regulatory agencies at the Federal and state levels.
S/He should have a strong and successful record of being a leader in regulatory/policy setting environments such as on a relevant committee on Capitol Hill, in an Administration and/or in a relevant Agency or in-house with a corporation or trade association. Extensive understanding of the higher (for profit) education industry, and knowledge of the inner workings at the Department of Education, including already existing relationships with staff and appointed personnel is critical. Preference will be given to a person with For-Profit Higher Education regulatory experience.
Environmental Technology Council (ETC) seeks a Director, Government Relations. The Environmental Technology Council (ETC) is the leading business association representing all sectors of the industrial and hazardous waste management industry. ETC member-companies provide technologies and services to customers for recycling and reuse, energy and materials recovery, thermal destruction, chemical treatment, and secure land disposal of industrial and hazardous wastes. As Director, Government Relations, the individual ETC seeks will be the chief lobbyist on Capitol Hill and must be capable of understanding the policy issues associated with the industrial and hazardous waste management industry. S/He will work with the Executive Director and with senior executives from member companies to assist in the development of the organization’s policies, provide information to support those policies, and implement advocacy strategies.
United States Postal Service (USPS) seeks a Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Communications. The individual the USPS seeks must be capable of understanding the substantive policy issues that affect the United States Postal Service. He/she will manage the government affairs staff and all federal government affairs activities for the organization, and will be required to develop and assist the Postmaster General in implementing an aggressive strategic plan for successfully achieving specific legislative, political and regulatory results in Washington that are favorable to the United States Postal Service. The successful candidate will have 15 years experience as a government relations executive, a Congressional staffer or as a senior public servant in a relevant government department or agency.
We can be reached at 202.822.9444, or feel free to contact Conrad Woody via email at email@example.com with any suggestions of highly qualified candidates for the listed positions. As always, we appreciate your thoughts and suggestions regarding viable candidates.