ASAE Opens Nominations for Board Positions

February 12, 2016

WASHINGTON—ASAE has opened the call for association professionals and industry partners to fill open positions on the ASAE, and the ASAE Foundation Board of Directors to help lead the association dedicated to advancing the profession of association management. There are five open positions: Secretary-Treasurer and four At-Large Directors. All directors selected will serve on the ASAE Board and two of the four selected will also serve on the ASAE Foundation Board.

“As a board member, it’s been a valuable experience for me because I’ve increased my leadership skills, helped to strategically move the association profession forward, and served our community. I encourage my colleagues to either apply or nominate someone to serve on the ASAE board,” said Sal Martino, CAE, Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

ASAE and ASAE Foundation value and seek diverse leadership as defined by race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, appearance, geographic location, and professional level. It seeks leaders from all types and sizes of eligible organizations.

Interested parties should contact Carole Murray, CAP-OM, Senior Director, Executive Division & Board Operations, at Nominations must be received no later than April 25, 2016.

There are many benefits of serving as a volunteer leader, including:

  • Playing a significant role in advancing the profession;
  • Having an opportunity to enhance the value of ASAE and the ASAE Foundation to the association community;
  • Accessing up-to-date information about the challenges facing the profession; and
  • Exchanging ideas and perspectives with other volunteer leaders.

The Leadership Committee has identified a number of desired attributes that will be part of the selection process for new Board members. Applicants should possess:

  • Demonstrated leadership commitment and involvement with ASAE and ASAE Foundation and the nonprofit community. Examples include but are not limited to: service on an ASAE and ASAE Foundation committee, section council, commission, task force, and/or obtained the CAE credential.
  • Recognized leader in the association community. Examples include, but are not limited to: serving as the chair of an Allied Society, ASAE, and ASAE Foundation committee, section council, commission, task force, or philanthropic organization.
  • Relevant expertise in the disciplines of organizational management. Examples include, but are not limited to: branding, fundraising, component relations, finance, international, strategic alliances.
  • Commitment to participate in 3-4 board meetings a year. ASAE board members are asked to provide financial support to Annual Giving, APAC, Power of A, special events and/or campaigns.
  • Positive leadership attributes; emotional intelligence; ability to work collaboratively and engage in appropriate debate and discussion when needed.
  • Visionary and strategic thinker. Demonstrated ability of new and innovative programs within their sphere of influence. Examples include, but are not limited to: incorporating strategy, leadership, future focus, risk taking, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, APR, CAE, 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