Garet Turner Joins ASAE as Vice President of Development

WASHINGTON—ASAE is pleased to announce that Garet Turner, CMP, will become the new Vice President of Development starting August 7. Turner will lead the development efforts for the ASAE Foundation including growing the annual fund and Leadership Society as well as managing fundraising events.

Since 2012, Turner has worked for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). For the past three years, he served as the Director, Corporate Relations and managed more than $1.5M in annual non-dues revenue. When he joined in 2012, he served as the Education Program Manager. Turner was responsible for the management of faculty and logistics for 12-15 annual conferences covering a range of advancement disciplines.

“Garet has expertise and passion for development, and he will be an excellent addition to the ASAE Foundation team. His vision and ideas on how to enhance our fundraising efforts and engage the broader association community was very impressive,” said ASAE EVP and President of the ASAE Foundation Susan Robertson, CAE. “We are excited to have him on board and look forward to his contributions.”

With more than 15 years of experience in creating meetings and events, Garet is well positioned to creatively approach the foundation’s current and future slate of events. Having served as an individual gifts officer for several organizations prior to joining CASE, Garet is qualified to enhance the foundation’s giving program. Garet’s previous appointments include: Associate Director of Regional Programs at the Trust for the National Mall, Associate Director of Development in the School of Management at George Mason University, and Regional Director of Development at Purdue University. 

“I'm thrilled to join ASAE! As an association professional, the work by the ASAE Foundation is very important for our industry. I look forward to building on the great work of my foundation colleagues and increasing community engagement with the Foundation. We will continue to raise funds for the robust research agenda and find new and creative ways for associations to share data and impactful stories,” said Garet Turner, CMP. 

Turner is a board member for the Purdue College of Liberal Arts Alumni. He’s also an ASAE member and serves on ASAE’s Young Professionals Committee. He earned his CMP in 2014. He served as Chair of the Scholarship and Fundraising Committee with the Purdue Black Alumni Organization from 2008-2014. Turner has a Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University and a certificate in Entrepreneurship. 

MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, APR, CAE,, 202-326-9505

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