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ASPPB Announces CEO Executive Search

Friday, February 9, 2018  


 Announcement of the Search

for the Position of

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB)

           ASPPB is commencing a search for the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) which is the most senior staff position in the Association. ASPPB’s administrative offices are located in Tyrone, GA (20 minutes south of the Atlanta airport).  The individual selected to serve as ASPPB’s CEO will oversee the work of approximately 26 full and part-time employees and is expected to live and work in the Atlanta metropolitan area.   The CEO is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of all aspects of the Association including the recruitment and retention of a dedicated and talented staff.   The CEO provides overall management of the human and financial resources and the operational effectiveness of the Association within the boundaries of the approved budget, and congruent with the Policies and Procedures and Strategic Plan established by the Board of Directors.

      The CEO is responsible to lead all aspects of ASPPB in its mission to support the ASPPB member jurisdictions in fulfilling their mandate of public protection, and its vision to promote consistent standards in regulation that ensure the competent practice of psychology.  The CEO serves as the primary spokesperson and liaison for the Association with its member jurisdictions, other psychology organizations, other professional regulatory associations, federal, state and local government agencies, and students/trainees, licensed psychologists and the public.   Selection of the CEO is the responsibility of the ASPPB Board of Directors, who are responsible for setting the specific duties and responsibilities and regularly evaluates the CEO’s job performance.

      The Board of Directors is seeking a visionary individual to lead the Association in the years ahead in order to build on the dynamic growth and success experienced in the past. The Board has determined that the CEO must be a licensed psychologist with no record of disciplinary action, who also has a minimum of 10 years of post-licensure experience as a psychologist, and who also possesses significant experience in professional regulation in psychology. The individual must also possess strong written and oral communication skills and a record of successful management experience that would indicate ability to lead a large and multifaceted professional association. For more information on the specifications for the position, please see the attached document.


 Application review will begin March 15, 2018 and continue until the position has been filled.

CEO Specifications document: 



If interested, please electronically send a letter of interest and a current CV to:

Sharon Lightfoot, PhD,  President, ASPPB   –


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