ASAE Leadership Committee Announces Nominees for ASAE and ASAE Research Foundation Boards of Directors

July 11, 2023

WASHINGTON— The Leadership Committee of ASAE and the ASAE Research Foundation has selected the following nominees to serve on the ASAE and ASAE Research Foundation Boards of Directors for Fiscal Year 2024 (FY2024), with terms beginning September 1, 2023.

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.

The Leadership Committee is chaired this year by ASAE Immediate Past Chair Steven C. Anderson, FASAE, CAE, IOM, President and CEO, National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS).

“ASAE continues to evolve thoughtfully in response to the business environment and changing needs of its stakeholders under the leadership of President and CEO Michelle Mason,” Anderson said. “ASAE is still in a pivotal time in its progression, and these nominees will bring a vast array of experience, perspectives and diverse skill sets to bear in support of ASAE’s strategy, mission and staff team.”

The following nominees will serve as officers of ASAE and the ASAE Research Foundation:

Lynda J. Patterson, FASAE, CAE, President and Owner, AMPED Association Management, will become Chair of the ASAE Board.

Heidi Brock, President and CEO, American Forest & Paper Association, will become Chair-Elect of ASAE and Chair of the ASAE Research Foundation Board.

Jay Karen, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), will become Secretary-Treasurer of the ASAE Board and ASAE Research Foundation Board.

Lakisha Ann Woods, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, American Institute of Architects, will become Immediate Past Chair of the ASAE Board.

The following nominees will serve three-year terms as “At-Large” directors on the ASAE Board:

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

Mary Wheatley, IOM, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
National Scleroderma Foundation
Atlanta, GA

Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD
Chief Executive Officer
American Psychological Association
Washington, DC

Jason Oxman, CAE, J.D., M.S.
President and CEO
Information Technology Industry Council
Washington, DC

Johnnie White, MBA, CAE, CMP
Chief Executive Officer/Executive Vice President
American Society of Appraisers
Herndon, VA

Napolitano and Wheatley are also nominated to serve on the ASAE Research Foundation Board.

The new boards will be officially installed and join the current board members during the 2023 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition August 5-8 in Atlanta, GA.

ASAE Bylaws provide the opportunity for additional nominees to be proposed through a petition process. Should any member be proposed by petition, the petition should contain the signatures of at least 2.5% of the ASAE voting membership and should be received at ASAE Headquarters no later than August 4, 2023, to the attention of Steven C. Anderson, Chair of the Leadership Committee.

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


About ASAE

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 47,000 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