ASAE Fellows


The ASAE Fellows program bestows an honorary recognition on less than 1 percent of ASAE's membership. Those who are named ASAE Fellows are called to continued service to the community—as authors, mentors, conference facilitators, and leaders.


The goals of the Fellows are:

  • To represent a diverse community of thought leaders who contribute knowledge and insight into the strategic issues of the profession and industry.
  • To identify and develop future association leaders, including by mentoring Diversity Executive Leadership Program scholars and Future Leaders Conference participants.
  • To take an active role in identifying future association trends and issues.
  • To serve through their active leadership and support of ASAE and Fellows activities and programs.

As leaders in the association community, Fellows strongly embrace ASAE's Diversity + Inclusion Statement.


To be eligible for Fellows consideration, a candidate must be an ASAE member for the past five consecutive years. Successful candidates are accomplished professionals who have demonstrated their ability to contribute to the achievement of the Fellows’ goals. Each selected candidate must:

  • Be a recognized leader in the association community.
  • Demonstrate leadership commitment to ASAE and the nonprofit community.  Examples include serving on an ASAE volunteer group and obtaining the CAE or other relevant credentials.
  • Honor a commitment to be engaged, authentic, and supportive of the association and the Fellows community.
  • Be a visionary and strategic thinker, demonstrating a focus on the future, risk-taking, and an entrepreneurial spirit to establish innovative programs in his or her sphere of influence.

Important Dates

2018 Fellows Retreat June 21-24
Salamander Resort & Spa, Middleburg, VA

2019 Fellows Retreat June 20-23
Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, CA

Fellows Class of 2017

Congratulations to the association leaders who are new Fellows in 2017:

Shawn E. Boynes, CAE 
Executive Director
American Association of Anatomists

Gregory J. Fine, CAE
Turnaround Management Association

Sal Martino, CAE
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
American Society of Radiologic Technologists

Mickie Stivers Rops, MAEd, CAE
President & Principal Consultant
Mickie Rops Consulting LLC

Dawn M. Sweeney
President and CEO
National Restaurant Association

Mark Vaughan
Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer
Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

Learn More

Get all the details. Read the Fellows FAQs, learn more about the application process, or consider submitting a nomination.

Who’s involved? Meet the current ASAE Fellows  or see a list of Fellows by class year .

For more information, contact:
Carla Lochiatto, CAE
[email protected]