Vetted Solutions is pleased to announce that Catherine Brown, CAE, FASAE will join the firm as Vice President, West Coast. As such, Brown will serve from Los Angeles as the west coast search partner, leadership consultant, and interim executive.

Brown brings a deep knowledge of both association and philanthropic organization management to Vetted Solutions. Most recently, she served as the President of the John Wayne Cancer Foundation and previously served as the Vice President, Pacific West Region of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Prior to serving as Vice President, she was Executive Director of the Greater Bay Area Chapter for LLS. Brown expanded the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation from a regional to an international organization during her tenure as President of that organization. Brown holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from City University of New York/Hunter College and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, with a minor in healthcare administration from the Wharton School.

Vetted Solutions has been actively expanding its reach on the west coast, and the addition of Brown’s prominence and expertise in the region promises to solidify Vetted Solutions’ position. "It is exciting to be joining the incredible professionals at Vetted Solutions and to increase our executive search, interim management, and consultation services in the west,” said Brown.

In addition to over 35 years of nonprofit industry experience, Cathy has held positions at the executive level in the hospitality and meetings industries. She is a Certified Association Executive and a Fellow in the American Society of Association Executives. She currently holds an appointment on the development committee of the ASAE Foundation.

“Cathy’s deep knowledge of association management and philanthropic institutions will allow her to navigate the intricacies of executive search with ease and provide the kind of advice search committees and volunteer leaders rely upon,” stated James Zaniello, President.