Julie Shoop to Join ASAE as Editor-In-Chief of Associations Now

Julie Shoop will join ASAE as VP, Editor-in-Chief of Associations Now, effective June 16.

WASHINGTON—Julie Shoop will join ASAE as VP, Editor-in-Chief of Associations Now, effective June 16.

Shoop has more than 20 years of experience in the Publications Department of the American Association of Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America). She served as Director of Publications and Editor for AAJ monthly magazine, Trial, since 2005. In her role at the AAJ, Shoop directed a recent restructuring to improve the print magazine with new content and an updated design, deliver more timely legal news online and provide new digital offerings in specific practice areas.

“Julie’s expansive knowledge of the association industry and the nonprofit community will make her a great asset to ASAE and the members we serve,” said ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham IV, CAE. “We look forward to her contributions to Associations Now and applying her skills to strengthen the presence of the magazine in our community.”

Shoop will report to Robb Lee, chief marketing and communications officer.

“Julie's great experience in publishing and the association profession will be a wonderful addition to our staff. Her leadership role will be instrumental in helping us to continue to navigate the print and digital components of publishing. I look forward to her contributions,” said Lee.

"So many association publishers are trying to work out how to distribute meaningful content to their members in the most efficient and useful ways. Associations Now is already leading the way in exploring that challenge. I'm very excited to join ASAE's talented and innovative staff and look forward to helping shape the magazine's print-plus-digital future," said Shoop.

Early in her career, before joining the American Association of Justice, Shoop worked as a feature writer and editor on the Sunday magazine of the Gannett Westchester-Rockland Newspapers in suburban New York and on the editorial staff of Meredith Corporation's series of Special Interest Publications.

Associations Now is the flagship, award-winning magazine published by ASAE. It focuses on the association and nonprofit community and topics of importance to association professionals, such as management, leadership, communications and development. Its mission is to deliver the essential information, insights, and ideas that empower readers to master challenges, invoke imagination, and act decisively to create a better future for their organizations and the world.

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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.