Zerihun Haile-Selassie, CAE

September 21, 2022

Zerihun Haile-Selassie joined the Endocrine Society in August 2022 as Chief Financial Officer. He is a distinguished financial executive who has demonstrated transformational leadership among non-profit organizations creating long-term sustainable growth, diversified revenue, business continuity, and organizational risk management.  

Zerihun has over 17 years of experience in organizational financial sustainability, corporate investment strategy, trade associations, human capital management, and growth-oriented financial management.

Recently, Zerihun has served as Chief Financial Officer of a non-profit healthcare professional certification organization at Inteleos. In this role, Zerihun executed strategies that drive innovation, financial sustainability, international market expansion, legal risk management, strategizing investment policy, and capital management. Zerihun also previously served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). In his role, he transformed the information technology footprint, advanced human capital management, and breakthrough business efficiency. He built and executed the strategy that drove two-fold growth by aligning technology and finance.

Before ACTFL, Zerihun was a member of the finance leadership team at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC); in this role, he actively engaged and managed planned-giving and endowment initiatives.

Zerihun also brings multi-industry, non-profit leadership experience through his work with lobbying organizations 501C (4), charity foundation and educational associations 501C (3), and trade associations 501C (6). He built a solid financial foundation for mission impact and led cross-functional initiatives driving profitable growth.

He was recognized for his exceptional financial executive expertise and was awarded CFO of The Year "2018 Rising Star" by the Non-Profit CFO industry. He was recognized for his leadership that transformed the organization's revenue diversification and increased revenue by two folds and the long-term reserve investment portfolio by three folds.

Zerihun earned his Master's degree in Accounting and Information Technology from the University of Maryland Global Campus and earned certification from Santa Clara University - Leavey School of Business (Black Corporate Board Readiness). Zerihun is a Certified Association Executive (CAE). He is a member of the 2022-2024 DELP Scholar at the American Society of Association Executive (ASAE).

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