Four Association Leaders Selected for ASAE’s 2015 Class of Fellows

WASHINGTON— Four influential leaders in the association community have been named to ASAE's 2015 Class of Fellows. The Fellows program recognizes individual accomplishments and contributions to ASAE and the association sector, and it is a call to service for the profession.

WASHINGTON— Four influential leaders in the association community have been named to ASAE's 2015 Class of Fellows. The Fellows program recognizes individual accomplishments and contributions to ASAE and the association sector, and it is a call to service for the profession.

“This year, we received the highest number of nominations in our history, which made the selection of Fellows very tough,” said Erin Fuller, FASAE, MPA, CAE, president of Coulter, and chair of ASAE’s Fellows Selection Committee. “The ASAE Fellows program is an honorary recognition bestowed upon less than one percent of ASAE’s membership representing the best of the association community. Congratulations to this year’s class!”

The Class of 2015 includes:

  • Rosa Aronson, Ph.D., CAE
    Executive Director
    TESOL International Association
  • Charles W.L. Deale, CAE
    Executive Director
    National Press Photographers Association Inc.
  • Vicki Deal-Williams, MA, CAE
    Chief Staff Officer for Multicultural Affairs 
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Jon C. Hockman
    Principal
    The d3 Group

The 2015 Fellows join 247 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 by participating as speakers, authors, reviewers, and mentors.

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 selection from among a group of highly-qualified candidates.

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

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 asaecenter.org.