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“The AAOS is delighted to welcome Ellen as its chief education officer,” said Ms. Hackett. “Ellen brings many years of not-for-profit and education experience to her new role with the Academy. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with her.”

AAOS Now

Published 2/1/2014
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Jennie McKee

AAOS Names New Chief Education Officer

Ellen Moore assumed the post on Jan. 13

At the recent meeting of the AAOS Council on Education, held Jan. 17–18 in Chicago, Chief Executive Officer Karen L. Hackett, FACHE, CAE, introduced Ellen Moore as the Academy’s new chief education officer. Ms. Moore succeeds Constance M. Filling in this role.


AAOS Chief Education Officer Ellen Moore

Leading the way
As a member of the Academy’s executive team, Ms. Moore leads the design, development, delivery, and financial management of the Academy’s wide-ranging educational programs to support the mission and vision of the organization.

“I was drawn to the Academy by its talented team of professionals who are passionate about what they do and by this organization’s committed volunteers,” said Ms. Moore. “In addition, I am very intrigued by the opportunity to harness and integrate technology in support of the Academy’s trusted educational offerings.”

Ms. Moore noted that the Academy has made “great progress in its education programming thus far,” adding that she is “honored to participate in the next phase of the AAOS’ evolution.”

“Various kinds of technologies will enable the AAOS to deliver and distribute content in new ways in the future,” said Ms. Moore, noting that the Academy’s strategies related to education must be carefully planned and implemented.

“So much change is occurring regarding new media and technology that the ability to be nimble while staying the course is a challenge,” said Ms. Moore. 

Drawing from experience
Ms. Moore has a successful track record as a leader and innovator. Most recently, she held the position of vice president of strategic development for the Association for Corporate Growth. In this role, she was responsible for the strategic development, design, and delivery of the organization’s global events and programs as well as building new partnership strategies to support revenue growth.  

Ms. Moore has also made important contributions at SmithBucklin Corp. where she served as its vice president of education and certification services. Prior to joining SmithBucklin, Ms. Moore worked for many years for the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Educational Foundation, in the role of senior vice president of learning and certification.

“At the NRA, I developed a passion for education by building curricula and programs that helped individuals and organizations stay on top of the latest food-service knowledge to improve their careers,” said Ms. Moore. “It was tremendously fun and energizing to rapidly expand the business and support a dynamic industry.”  

Ms. Moore notes that she is thrilled to “partner with Karen Hackett and the team she has assembled to help AAOS achieve its goals and continue to expand the organization and its education offerings.

“In addition,” she said, “I really enjoy working with committed volunteers to impact an organization and help it to thrive. The dedication of the Academy’s volunteers is one of the main reasons why this organization is so successful.”

Jennie McKee is a senior science writer for AAOS Now. She can be reached at mckee@aaos.org