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October 12, 2021

ASAE Names Nancy Green as Chief Operating Officer

WASHINGTON— Nancy Green, FASAE, CAE, will join ASAE as chief operating officer, effective November 8, 2021, ASAE President and CEO Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE, announced today.


September 3, 2021

GRAMMY-Nominated Cassadee Pope to Perform at ASAE’s Sold-Out Summit Awards

WASHINGTON— ASAE announced today that GRAMMY-nominated, Platinum-certified singer-songwriter Cassadee Pope will perform at ASAE’s sold-out Summit Awards on Sept. 30 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.


July 30, 2021

ASAE Announces 10 Association Leaders to Class of Fellows

WASHINGTON — Ten association leaders have been selected for ASAE’s 2021 Class of Fellows. The Fellows program bestows an honorary recognition upon exceptional association leaders making noteworthy and sustained contributions of leadership to their organizations, ASAE and the association management profession. Those who are named ASAE Fellows are committed to contributing continued leadership and service to the association community. 


July 29, 2021

ASAE Announces 2021 ‘Power of A’ Award Winners – Summit Award Winners to Be Honored Sept. 30

WASHINGTON—ASAE today announced the three recipients of the Individual Honors for Exceptional Leadership which are bestowed upon professionals who have demonstrated exemplary support of ASAE, the association community and society at large. The 2021 winners include Michelle Mills Clement, FASAE, CAE, RCE, CEO of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®, who is recognized with this year’s Key Award; Donald Dea, FASAE, CoFounder, Fusion Productions, digitalNow, who received the Academy of Leaders Award; and Vicki Deal-Williams, MA, FASAE, CAE, Chief Staff Officer for Multicultural Affairs, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, who is honored with the Professional Performance Award.


July 26, 2021

ASAE Announces Mills Clement, Dea, and Deal-Williams, Receive Highest Individual Honors for Exceptional Leadership

WASHINGTON—ASAE today announced the three recipients of the Individual Honors for Exceptional Leadership which are bestowed upon professionals who have demonstrated exemplary support of ASAE, the association community and society at large. The 2021 winners include Michelle Mills Clement, FASAE, CAE, RCE, CEO of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®, who is recognized with this year’s Key Award; Donald Dea, FASAE, CoFounder, Fusion Productions, digitalNow, who received the Academy of Leaders Award; and Vicki Deal-Williams, MA, FASAE, CAE, Chief Staff Officer for Multicultural Affairs, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, who is honored with the Professional Performance Award.


July 12, 2021

ASAE Research Foundation Announces Recipients of Two Scholarly Research Grants

WASHINGTON— The ASAE Research Foundation today announced the recipients of the Scholarly Research Grant and the Sal Martino Legacy Grant for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Research.


July 8, 2021

ASAE Announces 131 Professionals Earned CAE Credential

WASHINGTON— One hundred thirty-one association executives recently earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE®) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, joining more than 4,600 industry leaders worldwide who hold the distinction.


July 2, 2021

Nominees for the ASAE and ASAE Research Foundation Boards of Directors Announced

WASHINGTON— ASAE’s Leadership Committee, comprised of representatives of ASAE and the ASAE Research Foundation, has selected six nominees to serve on the ASAE and the ASAE Research Foundation Boards of Directors for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22), with terms beginning September 1, 2021.


June 28, 2021

ASAE Publishes the 10th Anniversary Edition of Best-Selling Race for Relevance: 5 Radical Changes for Associations

WASHINGTON—ASAE today announced the publishing of the 10th Anniversary Edition of its best-selling book, Race for Relevance, which offers a bold no-nonsense look at the intense pressures that threaten associations, how they operate, and what they need to do to prosper moving forward in a post-pandemic world. (192 pages, member price $22.95, non-member price $27.95).


June 17, 2021

ASAE Welcomes Visit Reno Tahoe as New Event Partner

WASHINGTON— ASAE has announced that Visit Reno Tahoe has signed on as a new event partner in ASAE’s Alliance Partnership Program, as of July 1.


June 15, 2021

ASAE’s 2021 Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference Attracts Hundreds of First-Time Attendees to Learn How to “Do Big Things”

WASHINGTON—ASAE’s virtual Marketing, Membership, & Communications Conference (MMCC) June 2-4, 2021, was attended by a strong mix of association professionals, industry partners, speakers, press, and vendors. Over forty-six (46) percent of registrants for this year’s MMCC were first-time attendees. The final attendance breakdown of 761 overall registrants included: 475 association professionals (includes 69 small-staff org members), 127 Industry Partners, 72 speakers of various designations, and 87 others including press, vendors, and staff. Additionally, there were 30 industry partner companies that participated in various registration & conversation packages, Insider Day demos, and Solution Chats, along with engagement through thought leadership supporter packages, such as the session tracks and keynotes. The ratio of buyers to sellers was 81 percent buyers to 19 percent sellers.


June 1, 2021

ASAE Board of Directors Announces Selection of Michelle Mason as Next President and CEO –
Association Forum CEO will Start on September 1, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC— Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE, current President and CEO of the Chicago-based Association Forum, will become ASAE’s next President and CEO effective September 1, 2021, Stephen J. Caldeira, ASAE Board Chair and Co-Chair of the Search Committee, and President & CEO, Household & Commercial Products Association, Washington, DC, announced. She succeeds Susan Robertson, CAE.


May 19, 2021

Registration Open, Schedule Set for 2021 ASAE Annual Meeting

WASHINGTON— Registration is now open for the 2021 ASAE Annual Meeting, taking place August 13-18, 2021 through the Intrado virtual platform, as well as through additional, half-day ASAE Community Pop-UPs taking place in-person in select cities across the nation.


May 4, 2021

ASAE Announces 2021 Gold Circle Award Winners

WASHINGTON— ASAE announced today the winners of the 2021 Gold Circle Awards, which denote excellence, innovation and achievement in association/nonprofit marketing, membership and communications programs.


April 16, 2021

ASAE’s Content Publishing, Including Associations Now, to Be Digital-First

WASHINGTON— In response to publishing and content consumption trends, ASAE announced today it will discontinue publishing its print magazine, Associations Now, after the August 2021 issue and focus on digital media channels that can best serve the needs of the ASAE community.


April 7, 2021

ASAE Seeking Nominations for Board Positions

WASHINGTON— ASAE has opened the call for association professionals and industry partners to fill open positions on the ASAE and the ASAE Research Foundation Board of Directors to help lead the association dedicated to furthering the profession of association management.


April 1, 2021

ASAE Statement on State Voting Reform Laws

WASHINGTON— In response to a proliferation of voting reform legislation under consideration in multiple states, ASAE today issued the following statement on values and principles that should guide lawmakers:


March 17, 2021

ASAE Adds Graystone Consulting to Investment Solutions for Associations

WASHINGTON— The ASAE Investment Center announced today the addition of Graystone Consulting, a business of Morgan Stanley, to its suite of advisers in an effort to increase access for its member associations to professional investment management providers. The number of associations seeking respected and trust-worthy advisers is on the rise and now with three vetted advisers in the ASAE Investment Center, the program addresses the needs of the entire range of membership from the smallest to the largest asset portfolios.


March 16, 2021

ASAE Announces 2021 Sentinel Awards Winners Recipients to Be Honored During American Associations Day March 25-26

WASHINGTON— ASAE’s 2021 Sentinel Awards will be presented to Congressman Chris Pappas (D-NH), Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA). The award will honor the Congressional leaders who championed the cause of including nonprofit associations and other 501(c)(6) organizations in the Paycheck Protection Program.


March 11, 2021

ASAE Welcomes AffiniPay as New Event Partner

WASHINGTON— ASAE has announced that the payment solutions provider AffiniPay has signed on as a new event partner in ASAE’s Alliance Partnership Program.


March 3, 2021

ASAE 2021 Annual Meeting & Expo to be Virtual w/ Regional In-Person Hubs
Other Major Meetings Going Virtual Through Beginning of June 2021

WASHINGTON— Due to continued concerns for the health and safety of all members, industry partners, volunteer leaders, staff and other stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic, ASAE announced today that the ASAE 2021 Annual Meeting & Exposition will be held virtually, alongside smaller, regional hub meetings that can safely take place in person around the country. The dates for the 2021 Annual Meeting will be the week of August 16, 2021.


March 2, 2021

ASAE Announces 189 Professionals Earned CAE Credential 

WASHINGTON — One hundred and eighty-nine association executives recently earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE®) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, joining more than 4,700 industry leaders worldwide.


February 16, 2021

ASAE Research Foundation Announces Three Innovation Grants Program Award Recipients  

WASHINGTON—The ASAE Research Foundation named three awardees for the Innovation Grants Program (IGP). The ASAE Research Foundation will be in contact with each grantee throughout the year with opportunities to share their projects with their association peers. These grants are funded through support from Truist (Formerly SunTrust Foundation), Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP and the Atlanta CVB.


February 10, 2021

ASAE Welcomes Virginia Beach CVB as New Event Partner

WASHINGTON— ASAE has announced that the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau has signed on as a new event partner in ASAE’s Alliance Partnership Program, as of Feb. 1.