March 3, 2022

Ellen Moore is an experienced transformative business and association leader and entrepreneur with proven track record of achieving growth by creating and aligning business strategies to the long-range goals of the organization.  She focuses her business on helping organizations thrive. Her expertise includes linking educational and learning strategies to organizational strategies.  Moore as led numerous board workshop strategy sessions focused on strategic alignment and organizational results. 

Moore spent four years with the American Academy for Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Chief Education Officer 2014 – 2017.   A member of the executive team, Moore led the design, development, delivery and financial management of the Academy’s wide range of live event and online educational programs including publications and periodicals with 120 staff while supporting the mission and vision of the organization. She led internalizing and outsourcing key functions of the organization.   

As Vice President of Strategic Development with the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) from 2011 – 2014, Moore and her team were responsible for delivering high quality events, developing new innovative programming and executive education, leading industry sponsorships and partnerships.

Prior to joining ACG, from 2005-2011 Moore served as vice president, education and certification services at SmithBucklin, the world’s largest association management and professional services company.  She led all aspects of planning and execution for SmithBucklin’s education, certification and accreditation services for more than 200 client organizations with a staff of fifty learning professionals.

Moore has an extensive background in training and development and group and board facilitation working in the public sector with various corporations such as Darden Restaurants, the Compass Group North America / Levy Restaurants and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. She is a 30+ year association professional having served as the Executive Director of the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) prior to joining SmithBucklin. 

Moore also spent ten years with the National Restaurant Association as the Senior Vice President of Education and Certification Services responsible for design, development, delivery and more than $35M in sales of the NRA’s robust education and certification programs including initiation of a new brand with the design, development and delivery of ServSafe® and its brand extensions.

Moore is a graduate of the University of Denver’s Daniel’s School of Business.  She is actively involved in ASAE and other societies and organizations that support leadership and professional development in the non-profit association industry.

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