Mary M. Byers, CSP, CAE
Mary Byers is coauthor of Race for Relevance: Five Radical Changes for Associations and Road to Relevance: Five Strategies for Competitive Associations and hosts the “Successful Associations Today” podcast. She served as a staff executive for two associations before starting her consulting business in 1998. Since then, she’s worked with more than 300 organizations, specializing in helping volunteer association leaders and chief staff executives to define their roles and clarify their vision through leadership conference programming, facilitating strategic planning retreats, and coaching. Mary also helps association leaders craft high-stakes conversations. She has served on several boards, giving her a view from both the staff and volunteer leader side of board governance.