ASAE Selects 12 Association Professionals for 2013–2015 DELP Class

WASHINGTON- Twelve scholars have been chosen to join the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) as the class of 2013–2015. DELP gives individuals from underrepresented segments of the association profession an opportunity to advance into the ranks of leadership in association management by providing networking opportunities, educational programs, and career guidance.

WASHINGTON- Twelve scholars have been chosen to join the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) as the class of 2013–2015. DELP gives individuals from underrepresented segments of the association profession an opportunity to advance into the ranks of leadership in association management by providing networking opportunities, educational programs, and career guidance.

“Congratulations to the new DELP class, a diverse group of talent," said ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham IV, CAE. "This leadership program is a great opportunity to raise the visibility of their contributions within the association community."

DELP is a two-year program which includes a more dynamic learning experience to prepare the scholars for future leadership roles. Although the program is officially two years long, many consider themselves as DELP scholars for life and continue to give back to the new members and the association community.

Graham added, “We also recognize and want to thank the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau for their continued support of this important program in helping us fulfill our commitment to developing diverse + inclusive leaders within the association industry,” added Graham.

DELP is exclusively sponsored by the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau. DMCVB is also an ASAE strategic partner.

This year’s class includes:

Beau Ballinger
Senior Program Specialist
AARP Foundation

Adrienne Bryant
Member Information and Database Manager
Association of Florida Colleges

JJ Colburn
Executive Director
Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented

Paul K. Farrell, Au.D.
Associate Director, Audiology Professional Practices
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Shane H. Feldman, CAE
Executive Director
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)

Audra F. Franks, MTA, CMP
Senior Director for Meetings
American Dental Education Association

Tracy King, CFD
Associate Director, Education
American Academy of Neurology

Maunda Land, CMP
Manager, College and University Relations
The Institute of Internal Auditors

Gladys Quinto Marrone, JD
Director, Government Relations
Building Industry Association of Hawaii

Michelle Mills, CAE
Senior Manager, Member Communities
Association Forum of Chicagoland

Nathan Victoria
Director, Member Engagement and Student Initiatives
NASPA–Student Affairs Administration in Higher Ed

Irving Washington, III
Director of Operations
Online News Association

MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, APR, [email protected], 202-326-9505.

About ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 10,000 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.