Are You Ready to Lead INFORMS?

INFORMS is looking for a new Executive Director. This is a full-time staff position, unlike the volunteer elected positions like President and the various Vice-Presidencies. This position is one of the most important in our field, and certainly the most important job that does not require a PhD in operations research (though such a degree would be valuable!). It is only through the efforts of the staff that the main activities of INFORMS gets done. Even activities that are primarily volunteer-driven (like local chapter meetings, for instance) are aided by support staff at the INFORMS office. Without a good leader, INFORMS will be much less capable of getting things done, to the detriment of our field.

Here is the full announcement from the INFORMS mailing list:

INFORMS has retained JDG Associates, a firm with expertise in association executive recruitment, to conduct the search for a new INFORMS Executive Director. We welcome any suggestions from the membership of possible candidates for the position. The ideal candidate will be a strong leader, experienced in strategic planning and able to strengthen existing key programs (publications and meetings), in addition to introducing new service offerings in the field of analytics. Previous association management experience is preferred. Experience or knowledge of operations research, management science and/or business analytics is a plus.

Please contact Paul Belford, Principal, JDG Associates, Ltd, 1700 Research Blvd, #103, Rockville, MD 20850; 301-340-2210;

If you know someone, be sure to let the search firm know about them! Here is some more information about the position from JDG.

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