Chief Executive Officer, Electrical Generating Systems Association
The Electrical Generating Systems Association (EGSA) is the world’s largest organization exclusively dedicated to On-Site Power Generation. The Association is comprised of over 750 member companies—Manufacturers, Distributor/Dealers, Contractors/Integrators, Manufacturer’s Representatives, Consulting & Specifying Engineers, Service firms, End-Users and others—throughout the U.S. and around the world that make, sell, distribute, and use On-Site Power generation technology and equipment, including generators, engines, switchgear, controls, voltage regulators, governors, and much more.
The Board of Directors has made the strategic decision to hire a first-ever Chief Executive Officer for the Association. For the past twenty years, the day-to-day management and staff activities of the organization have been overseen by an association management company. The Board is looking for their new CEO to position EGSA to be more strategic and grow the organization. That desired growth will come about through expanded educational opportunities and industrial enrichment, diversification of revenue stream generation, programmatic offerings that promote long-term member value and enhancing the existing networking platform.
EGSA seeks a proven executive-level leader whose career in a similar-size or larger national trade organization has been noted by his or her ability to chart a path forward, exceptional communication skills (written and oral) and a servant leadership style. This person must exhibit success in collaborating with and convening diverse stakeholders sharing common interests and values so that the aspirations and goals of the organization are pursued in a collegial, transparent and highly participatory manner. Direct experience in the field of power generation is not required, though general knowledge of the industry would be highly advantageous. A demonstrated passion for the mission and duty to the industry will be a must.
The successful candidate will have a proven record in visionary strategic planning and execution; a creative approach to marketing and branding; strong negotiation skills and a comfort level being the face of the organization. EGSA seeks a leader who can work remotely and collaboratively with a team of professional employees through effective delegation, professional development and confident decision making as well as with a dedicated volunteer Board. The qualified candidate will possess a high level of business and financial acumen along with experience in continuous process improvement and increasing operational efficiencies.
This person should demonstrate an ability to both raise awareness of the mission of EGSA nationally and to support the best interests of the power generation community they serve. Experience working with stakeholders to build philanthropic and business relationships would be desirable. Along with these skills, some important personal attributes include integrity, honesty, transparency, authenticity, nimbleness, optimism, humility, emotional intelligence, good listening skills and a sense of humor.
An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university is required. Demonstration of continuing professional education, accreditation in a professional field, and board leadership in a state or national nonprofit, professional, or trade association would be highly desirable.
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To learn more about EGSA, visit http://www.egsa.org/Home.aspx