Seven Association Leaders Named to ASAE's 2011 Class of Fellows

Seven association leaders have recently been named to ASAE's 2011 class of Fellows. The Fellows program recognizes individual accomplishments and contributions to ASAE and the association community, and is a call to service for the profession. The Fellows recognition denotes individuals who have made a significant impact on the association community through exemplary volunteer service and leadership; extraordinary accomplishments; and/or other significant major contributions to ASAE and the profession of association management.

WASHINGTON—Seven association leaders have recently been named to ASAE's 2011 class of Fellows. The Fellows program recognizes individual accomplishments and contributions to ASAE and the association community, and is a call to service for the profession. The Fellows recognition denotes individuals who have made a significant impact on the association community through exemplary volunteer service and leadership; extraordinary accomplishments; and/or other significant major contributions to ASAE and the profession of association management. 

“The ASAE Fellows program is an honorary recognition bestowed upon less than 1% of ASAE’s membership,” said Jeffrey N. Shields, CAE, executive director of the National Business Officers Association and chair of ASAE’s Fellows Selection Committee. “It is also a call to continued leadership and service as an ASAE member. The 2011 class of Fellows represents an exemplary group of association leaders. It is an honor to welcome them to the Fellows community.”

The Class of 2011 includes:

David A. DuBois, CMP, CAE, CTA
President & CEO
Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau

Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, FACHE, CPA, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
APICS The Association for Operations Management

Erin M. Fuller, MPA, CAE
Group President
The Coulter Companies

Janice R. Lachance
Chief Executive Officer
Special Libraries Association

Robin Lokerman, CMM
Chief Executive Officer - Institutional Division
MCI Group

Patrick J. Natale, PE, CAE
Executive Director
American Society of Civil Engineers

Christine Smith
President
Boxwood Technology Inc

The 2011 Fellows join 227 association industry professionals who have received this designation since the program's inception in 1986. Serving as role models and ambassadors for the association community, Fellows seek out opportunities to serve on boards and committees, and continue their leadership as speakers, authors, reviewers and mentors.

The goals of the Fellows are:

  • To represent a diverse community of thought leaders that creates and expands on both knowledge and insight into the strategic issues of the profession and industry.
  • To identify and develop future leadership.
  • To take an active role in ASAE in the identification of future trends and issues as well as areas such as mentoring Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) scholars and Future Leaders Conference participants.
  • To serve through their active leadership and support of ASAE and Fellows activities and programs.

The Fellows selection process includes endorsement by a peer; an in-depth application describing the individual's innovation, leadership and commitment to the profession; an interview with a member of the selection committee; and ultimately selection from among a group of highly-qualified candidates.

For more information about ASAE’s Fellows program, visit www.asaecenter.org/fellows.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jakub M. Konysz, 202-626-2831, [email protected]

About ASAE
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 22,000 association executives and industry partners representing more than 11,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit www.asaecenter.org.

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