American Dental Hygienists’ Association Names Robert Moore, CAE, New Chief Operating Officer



The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) today announced that Robert Moore, CAE, has been hired to serve as the organization’s new Chief Operating Officer.
In his new role, Moore will manage the ADHA’s finance and administration, information technology and systems, member services, and strategic communications divisions. He will play a key role in the continued growth and development of the ADHA’s programs, services, and support structure.
Moore brings a breadth of association management experience with him, with a background well-versed in technology and continuing education. Prior to joining the ADHA, Moore served as Executive Director of the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA), a partnership of technology trade organizations that represents some 22,000-plus technology related companies in North America. In that role he was responsible for supporting TECNA’s governance and operation, led its communications and IT efforts, and oversaw the group’s finances.
Before working with TECNA, Moore was Vice President with the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), working with staff, board members, and volunteers to develop and implement the organization’s content, community and certification strategies, programs, and services. There he succeeded in developing and strengthening a number of IFT member benefits, including its annual scientific meeting program, research reports, leadership development, and the launch of the Certified Food Scientist credential. Moore also has served as Associate Director of Education at SmithBucklin Corp., the world’s largest association management firm; and as Director of Community-based Initiatives at the American Academy of Pediatrics.
A graduate of Illinois State University with a B.S. degree in industrial/organizational psychology, Moore also received his M.A. degree in organizational communications from the University of Northern Iowa. In 2015 he was named a Diversity Executive Leadership Scholar by the America Society of Association Executives, and is currently participating in a fully funded two-year leadership development program.
“Bob brings a wealth of association experience and business knowledge to the ADHA. We look forward to welcoming Bob to our team as the association’s first Chief Operating Officer,” said ADHA Executive Director Ann Battrell, MSDH.
“Throughout my career I’ve been an active and passionate advocate for consumer access to quality, affordable, and coordinated health care,” said Moore. “I am looking forward to working with the ADHA’s leadership, members, and staff to advance the dental hygiene profession and the strategic priorities of the ADHA.”
Moore was hired by the ADHA through a search with VettedSolutions LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based association and non-profit executive search specialist.

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