DELP Celebrating 15 Years, ASAE Announces 2015-2017 Class

WASHINGTON- In August, the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) will celebrate 15 years at ASAE’s Annual Meeting & Exposition in Detroit. Twelve scholars have been selected as the class of 2015–2017. DELP is a two-year program which includes a dynamic learning experience preparing the scholars for future leadership roles.

WASHINGTON- In August, the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) will celebrate 15 years at ASAE’s Annual Meeting & Exposition in Detroit. Twelve scholars have been selected as the class of 2015–2017. DELP is a two-year program which includes a dynamic learning experience preparing the scholars for future leadership roles.

DELP provides individuals from underrepresented segments of the association community an opportunity to advance into the ranks of leadership in the association profession by offering access to ASAE educational programs, career guidance, mentoring, volunteer service, and networking opportunities.

“The DELP program is a great opportunity for association professionals to enhance their knowledge and leadership skills as well as prepare them for future opportunities in association management,” said ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE. “Congratulations to the new DELP class.”

DELP is exclusively sponsored by the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau (DMCVB), who is also an ASAE Strategic Partner.

Graham added, “Thank you to the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau for supporting the DELP program for 15 years. It has resulted in developing diverse + inclusive leaders throughout the association industry.”

This year’s class includes:

Ms. Tiffany Boykin
Manager, Operations/NAMSS
Smith Bucklin

Mr. Cheval Breggins, MBA
Executive Director
Florida Psychological Association

Ms. Norma G. Castrejon, MA
Assistant Director, Information Technology
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care

Ms. Cheretta Clerkley, CME, CASE
Director, Hormone Health Network
Endocrine Society

Mr. Marvin Lindsey, MSW
Vice President, Government Affairs
Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois

Ms. Barbara Long
Senior Director, Governance and Executive Affairs
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

Ms. Simona W. Marcellus, MBA
Director of Marketing
TAPPI

Mr. Bob Moore, CAE
Executive Director
Technology Councils of North America

Ms. Heather Pownall, MBA
Senior Manager, Portfolios & Product Management
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Ms. Claudia Saad, M.A., CCC-SLP
Director, Multicultural Education
American Speech-Language Hearing Assn.

Ms. Marechiel Santos-Lang
Account Executive
Association Management Partners & Executive Directors

Mr. Lane Velayo, CAE
Executive Director
Indiana Music Education Association

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.