Thirteen Association Leaders Named to ASAE's 2022 Class of Fellows

April 26, 2022

WASHINGTON— ASAE announced today that 13 association leaders have been selected for ASAE’s 2022 Class of Fellows. The ASAE Fellows program annually confers an honorary recognition upon exceptional association leaders making noteworthy and sustained contributions to their organizations and the association community.

“Congratulations to the 2022 Class of Fellows,” said Shawn Boynes, FASAE, CAE, executive director of the American Association for Anatomy and Chair of the ASAE Fellows. “This year’s class adds to the diversity of perspectives and experiences that make the ASAE Fellows an engaged and inclusive group of leaders committed to the advancement of ASAE and the association profession.”

The 2022 Class of Fellows are:

Juan Amador, FASAE, CAE
Director, Constituent Engagement
Association of American Medical Colleges

Melissa Anne Garcia, FASAE, CAE
SS-AED - Associate Executive Director
Society for Neuroscience

Thomas F. Goodwin, FASAE, CAE
Vice President, Government Relations
The Exhibitions and Conferences Alliance

Bryan C. Harrison, FASAE, CAE
Chief Membership Officer
Shriners International

Aliyah N. Horton, FASAE, CAE
Executive Director
Maryland Pharmacists Association

Robert J. London, FASAE, CAE
National Executive Director
Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity

Trevor S. Mitchell, FASAE, CAE
CEO and Executive Director
American Mensa Ltd

Denise Roosendaal, FASAE, CAE
Executive Director
Institute for Credentialing Excellence

J David Rozsa, FASAE, CAE
Metacred, a division of META Company

Prabhash Shrestha, PMP, FASAE, CAE
Group Executive Vice Pres & Chief Digital Strategy Officer
Independent Community Bankers of America

Rhea M. Steele, FASAE, CAE
Chief of Staff
School Nutrition Association 

Beth Surmont, CMP, FASAE, CAE
Vice President, Event Strategy & Design
360 Live Media

Debbie Trueblood, FASAE, CAE
Senior Consultant
Association Management Center

The 2022 ASAE Fellows join 294 association industry leaders who have received this designation since the program’s inception in 1986. The Fellows selection process includes an in-depth application describing the individual’s demonstrated leadership in diversity and inclusion, foresight and commitment to the association community; an interview with two members of the selection committee; and selection from among a group of highly qualified candidates.

For more information, visit the ASAE Fellows page on ASAE’s website.

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


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ASAE is a membership organization of more than 44,000 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