ASAE’s Chief Learning Officer Anne Blouin is Retiring in August

WASHINGTON—After 32 years in the association management profession, Anne Blouin, CAE, will retire in August after the 2015 ASAE Annual Meeting and Exposition in Detroit. She will work closely with staff to ensure a smooth and seamless transition to FY 16.

WASHINGTON—After 32 years in the association management profession, Anne Blouin, CAE, will retire in August after the 2015 ASAE Annual Meeting and Exposition in Detroit. She will work closely with staff to ensure a smooth and seamless transition to FY 16.

“I’m truly thankful for all the years that I’ve worked at ASAE, and I’m going to miss working and managing the Learning initiatives. I’ve been surrounded by fantastic colleagues, the community has taught me a great deal about the profession as well as developed long lasting friendships. I’m looking forward to retirement and what the future will bring,” said ASAE Chief Learning Officer Anne Blouin, CAE.

Blouin first worked at ASAE as Director of Education from 1983-1996. After 6 years at the American Society for Training and Development, she joined the staff of GWSAE as Chief Learning Officer. When GWSAE and ASAE merged in 2004, she has been instrumental in creating an overall strategy for achieving ASAE’s vision and mission through learning.

She played a key role in developing ASAE University including: building a comprehensive curriculum that meets the needs of the marketplace, creating a framework for programs that build brand position, developing a product mix to attract association executives and business partners at all levels, and identifying a revenue-generating model to sustain the curriculum over time.

“Anne has been instrumental in developing many strategic initiatives for ASAE that has impacted how we deliver knowledge and services for our members. She’s a tremendous leader, mentor, and contributor to our community and profession. We are definitely going to miss Anne, but we can’t help but feel excited for her as she opens a new chapter in her life,” said ASAE President & CEO John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE.

ASAE has hired Jim Zaniello, with Vetted Solutions, to help with the search for the next Chief Learning Officer. For more information about the search, please visit www.vettedsolutions.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, APR, CAE, [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 9,300 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.