ASAE Installs New Officers and Directors for Fiscal Year 2023 to Begin September 1

August 23, 2022

WASHINGTON— New officers and directors for the ASAE and ASAE Research Foundation Boards of Directors were officially installed today during ASAE’s 2022 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Nashville, with terms beginning September 1, 2022.

The ASAE and ASAE Research Foundation Boards were selected by ASAE’s Leadership Committee in July. The Leadership Committee develops a pool of candidates for board service based on several criteria, including how they best characterize ASAE’s strategy, represent their organizations’ membership and enhance ASAE’s commitment to diverse representation, which is inclusive of geography, association size, career level, gender, identity, ethnicity, skill sets and areas of expertise.

ASAE’s officers for the coming year include Chair Lakisha Ann Woods, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, American Institute of Architects; Chair-Elect/Chair of the ASAE Research Foundation Lynda J. Patterson, FASAE, CAE, President and Owner, AMPED Association Management; Secretary-Treasurer Heidi Brock, President and CEO, American Forest & Paper Association; and Immediate Past Chair Steven Anderson, FASAE, CAE, IOM, President and CEO, National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

“I’m honored to serve as Board Chair in this pivotal moment in ASAE’s evolution,” Woods said. “Working with ASAE’s dynamic president and CEO, Michelle Mason, and a very committed, talented group of leaders on the ASAE Board, we will continue to advance ASAE’s strategic framework in support of this amazing, diverse community of association leaders. ASAE’s future is bright and the opportunities for further creative, agile leadership are limitless.”

The following “At-Large” directors were also officially installed for the ASAE Board during the closing general session of the 2022 ASAE Annual Meeting in Nashville: 

Marc Beebe, CAE
Senior Director, Strategic Research, Public Imperatives, & Corporate Development
Piscataway, NJ 

Philip Bell
Steel Manufacturers Association
Washington, DC

Carmen Elliott, MS, CAE
VP, DEI / Executive Director - PT Fund
American Physical Therapy Association
Alexandria, VA 

Debbie Trueblood, MSW, FASAE, IOM, CAE
Senior Consultant
Association Management Center (AMC) 
Chicago, IL 

Beebe and Elliott will also serve on the ASAE Research Foundation Board.

In addition, the following individual was installed on the ASAE Research Foundation Board of Directors for one year by the current ASAE Research Foundation Board Chair, Lakisha Woods:

Kimberly G. Napolitano, CASE
Executive Director, Industry Relations, and Intermediary Group Sales
Hilton Worldwide Sales
Reston, VA


MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Vest, CAE, 202-626-2798,


About ASAE

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 46,000 association executives and industry partners. Since it was established 100 years ago, its members have and continue to lead, manage, and work in or partner with organizations in more than a dozen association management disciplines, from executive management to finance to technology. With the support of the ASAE Research 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. Visit ASAE at