Mariama S. Boney, MSW, CAE
Committed to maximizing results and growing initiatives, Mariama Boney, MSW, CAE, has been an administrator, executive, trainer and consultant; serving in associations, higher education and non-profits for 20 years. Currently she serves as the Senior Director, Volunteer Leadership Development and Regional Affairs with NAFSA. She is focused on applying strategic management and leadership to create and produce quality programs and services while developing caring and competent students, leaders, professionals, and boards. Throughout her career with 5 large universities (NOVA, George Mason University, James Madison University, Rochester Institute of Technology and Syracuse University), 3 associations (NAFSA, ACPA and AAUW) and 2 non-profits (Year Up, Inc.,The Salvation Army), she has worked with thousands of academic faculty, administrative leaders, staff, students, parents, boards, community councils, business leaders, volunteers and members. Her primary areas of expertise and passion are educational administration, executive leadership, diversity and inclusion, membership and programs. Next would be public relations, strategic planning, and communications. She is blessed to be an active alumni as a 2008-09 ASAE Diversity Executive Leadership Program Scholar. Originally from Syracuse, New York (Go Orangemen!), Mariama obtained her B.S. and M.S. degree in Social Work from Syracuse University and is a Certified Association Executive (CAE). You can find her having fun in group fitness classes, watching sports, attending musical performances, theater and comedy shows. She loves learning through traveling, networking, reading, TED Talks and watching Master Class on OWN. She is honored to serve as an ASAE CAE Kick-off facilitator, active member, contributor to APAC and the ASAE Foundation, serve on the awards committees for the Gold Circle Awards and Power of A Awards a 2014-15 Immediate Past Chair, 2013-14 Chair and 2012-13 Vice Chair of ASAE's Diversity and Inclusion Committee.