The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)
Associate Executive Director
Position: Associate Executive Director
Location: Rosemont, Illinois
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the professional organization representing more than 9,000 oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the United States, supports its members' ability to practice their specialty through education, research, and advocacy. AAOMS members comply with rigorous continuing education requirements and submit to periodic office evaluations, assuring the public that office procedures and personnel meet stringent national standards.
As of January 2020, AAOMS had a total membership of 11,436, including:
The mission of AAOMS is to assure excellence in patient care by advancing, promoting, and preserving the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery, and the skill and professionalism of AAOMS members
Reporting to the executive director of the AAOMS, the associate executive director (AED) is a member of the senior management team, overseeing the Division of Practice Management, Health Policy, and Government Affairs. The AED is responsible for all AAOMS programs and activities related to state and federal legislation and regulations, health policy and reimbursement provisions, practice management, and small business initiatives that directly impact practicing oral and maxillofacial surgeons and their professional and allied staff. The AAOMS Political Action Committee (OMSPAC) is also under the purview of this division, and the AED is responsible for overseeing the duties and function of the PAC and ensuring its compliance with FTC rules and regulations. To protect the integrity of one's ability to advocate effectively – and legally – this position requires enrollment and appropriate federal filings as a lobbyist. Additionally, the AED is responsible for overseeing the management and activities of the AAOMS' contracted lobbyists residing in Washington, DC.