Twelve Association Scholars Named to ASAE’s 2023-2025 DELP Class

May 11, 2023

WASHINGTON— ASAE has announced the selection of 12 scholars for the 2023-2025 Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP), the second class since the DELP program was redesigned to better align with ASAE’s strategic framework and Conscious Inclusion strategy.

Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) is a two-year program that supports individuals from under-represented identity groups to advance into the ranks of leadership in the association management profession. DELP scholars participate in an accelerated leadership program of education, mentoring and volunteer service in the association community.

“Congratulations to the members of the 2023-2025 DELP class,” said ASAE President and CEO Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE. “As the global home of the association community, ASAE takes seriously its responsibility to invest in the leadership development of under-represented populations. DELP has had a remarkable impact since its inception 23 years ago, boosting scholars’ readiness to achieve their career goals and cultivating the talent pipeline for the association management profession. We’re excited to welcome this next wave of DELP scholars and we look forward to watching them grow.”

ASAE thanks Visit Detroit for its ongoing support of the DELP program for more than 20 years. Visit Detroit’s steadfast support of DELP has enabled the development of more than 230 diverse association leaders in the community.


The 2023-2025 DELP class includes:

Eduardo Arabu
Chief Executive Officer
National Hispanic Corporate Council

Sheila Bradby Bailey, PhD
Executive Director
Virginia Council of Administrators of Special Education

Kellie Braband
Strategic Director & Senior Account Executive

Zachary Grays
Membership and Operations Manager

Samyuktha Gumidyala (Neeraja), MPH
State Associations Relations Manager II
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

Janice Haskins, PhD
Head, Leadership Development Institute
American Psychological Association

Shan Haugabrook
Director of Membership
Atlanta Apartment Association

Tarnbir Kaur, MA, MBA, CSPO, C.A.E. (Canada)
Global Director, Membership & Communities
Project Management Institute

Membership Director
Linguistic Society of America 

Justin Bradley Reyes
Manager, Member Engagement
Latino Corporate Directors Association

Monica Sampson, PhD, CCC-SLP
Senior Director, Health Care Services in Speech-Language Pathology
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

April Tone, MBA, CAE
Senior Manager, Technical & Engineering Communities (TEC) Operations
American Society of Mechanical Engineers


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