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Fresh off the announcement that Ross Kogel is leaving the Tire Industry Association (TIA) when his contract runs out Feb. 1, TIA is accepting applications for executive vice president.

Interested parties are encouraged to send a resume, cover letter, and references to the association's Search Committee at its Reston, Va., location.

"The Tire Industry Association welcomes all applications," says TIA President Tom Raben. The identity of all applicants and their information will be kept strictly confidential by the association, he adds.

TIA is accepting only written inquiries at this time. Interested parties should respond only by mail, sending information to the following address:

Attn: Search Committee, Tire Industry Association, 11921 Freedom Dr., Suite 550, Reston, VA 20190.

Applicants should be experienced association or business managers with preferred strengths in event management, advocacy, financial acumen and staff development. The position calls for a person "who is an excellent communicator and has the ability to build a strong and harmonious management team," according to TIA.

Applicants also should have extensive experience in business operations and qualifications which support the ability to execute the association’s strategic plan, which is available to interested applicants upon request.

TIA’s Search Committee consists of Raben, Immediate Past President Steve Disney, Incoming President Larry Morgan, Vice President Dick Gust, Secretary Bob Malerba and Assistant Treasurer Terry Westhafer.

The hiring of the new executive vice president will be approved by TIA’s Executive Committee, which is made up of Morgan, Raben, Gust, Westhafer, Malerba, Tom Wright, Paul Hyatt, Randy Drake and Jimmy Crews.

The association will review both internal and external candidates in the search, and is considering using a professional services firm to assist in the search.

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