Dr. Sharon E. Moss Named ASAE Research Foundation President

April 13, 2020

WASHINGTON— Effective April 16, Dr. Sharon E. Moss, Ph.D., CAE will take on a new role leading the ASAE Research Foundation as President and Chief Research Officer.

For the past nine years, Dr. Moss has held a leadership position within the ASAE Research Foundation as the Chief Research Officer. In this role she has led pivotal and groundbreaking multi-year research programs in areas including foresight, governance, volunteerism, along with diversity, equity, and inclusion. Her new role leading all aspects of the ASAE Research Foundation will build on her notable past contributions while concurrently positioning and leveraging the work of the Research Foundation to best serve the rapidly evolving needs of the association community.

“This is a very exciting time to be leading the ASAE Research Foundation,” said Dr. Moss. “Not only did we just go through a major rebranding, but our staff and volunteers have been hard at work on our societal impact of associations research initiative. The results of which I look forward to sharing with the association community as part of the Centennial celebration in the coming months.”

Dr. Moss has always been an advocate of effective research methodology and standard setting. She recently began a three-year term as the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Vice President of Standards and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology.

Prior to joining the ASAE Research Foundation, Dr. Moss’ professional career includes association management; research administration; and clinical research in both academic and biomedical research settings. Dr. Moss served as an association Research Integrity Officer; as a member of the Advisory Council for the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders; and on the Board of Directors for various charitable and member-based nonprofit organizations.

“I have had the great pleasure of working closely with Dr. Sharon Moss for over nine years. Her deep academic and experiential expertise in the research field combined with tremendous practical association experience make her the right choice to lead the ASAE Research Foundation into an exciting new era of community support,” said ASAE President and CEO, Susan Robertson, CAE.

She received her Ph.D. and master’s degree in speech-language pathology, with emphasis in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Florida; and a bachelor’s degree in biology from South Carolina State University

For more information about the ASAE Research Foundation visit: https://foundation.asaecenter.org.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lauren Precker, CAE, lprecker@asaecenter.org, 202-626-2735.

About ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
ASAE is celebrating 100 years of making society smarter, better and safer. The Centennial anniversary represents ASAE’s role as a leader and supporter of progress and innovation in the association industry. ASAE is a membership organization of more than 48,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations. 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 asaecenter.org.