Please welcome Todd when you see him at upcoming industry events, including A.R.E.’s Summit for members in November,
the Retail Design Collective in New York in December, EuroShop
in Düsseldorf in February, and of course, GlobalShop in Las Vegas
Bob Rosean, CEO of Menomenee Falls, Wis.-based TJ Hale Co., served as chair of the search
committee appointed by A.R.E.’s board of directors
to manage the search for the association’s new
What goes into appointing an executive director?
A.R.E.’s voluntary leadership worked through a multistage, exhaustive process to identify the association’s new executive director. A few highlights:
• The search committee, appointed by A.R.E. President Alan Harvill in January, closely considered a number of executive search firms that specialize
in trade associations before narrowing the field to three, and, following
interviews, chose Vetted Solutions to head the search.
• Two Vetted Solutions principals sat in on the A.R.E. and PAVE board
meetings during GlobalShop and walked the trade show floor to better
understand the industry. They also visited A.R.E. headquarters in Florida
to meet association staff and worked extensively with A.R.E. volunteer
leaders and staff to develop a position description and identify the key
characteristics needed in a new executive director.
• During the national search, Vetted Solutions looked at more than 100
individuals before narrowing the field to eight for interviews. After further
review by the search committee, five were invited to participate in one-and-a-half days of interviews in Chicago in June. The three finalists selected at
this point flew to Milwaukee for a day of testing by an industrial psychology
firm, then gathered in Florida, not far from A.R.E.’s headquarters, for a second round of face-to-face interviews with the search committee, including
a presentation from each finalist.
Who will receive this year’s honor?
Do you know a young, talented, visionary who has a passion for their work
and a drive to be an innovative leader in the retail environments industry?
More Criteria and Information Visit www.paveinfo.org
Deadline for nominations: October 9, 2013