The ASAE Fellows program annually bestows an honorary recognition upon exceptional association leaders making noteworthy and sustained contributions of leadership to their organizations, ASAE and the association management profession. Those who are named ASAE Fellows are committed to contributing continued leadership and service to the association community.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
ASAE Fellows serve to inspire and develop extraordinary future leaders. We champion associations’ impact and leadership on industries, disciplines, and the professions. In collaboration with and in support of ASAE, we help to create solutions to the most critical issues affecting the association management profession.
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 show:
- Evidence of leadership and contribution in the advancement of ASAE and the association community. Some examples include serving on an ASAE volunteer group, obtaining the CAE or other relevant credentials, and serving in different leadership positions in the association profession.
- Commitment to being an inclusive leader by demonstrating activities that drive diversity, inclusion, and equity in their respective organizations or professions/industries.
- Evidence of strategic and future-focused thinking and a commitment to innovation, life-long learning, and visionary leadership. Demonstrates evidence-based strategies and a data-driven mindset.
- Are accomplished professionals who have been identified for their demonstrated leadership in the association community.
- Have committed to advancing the work of associations and the body of knowledge that underpins a dynamic and still-evolving association management profession.
- Believe that associations are at their best when inclusive and accessible. Fellows are committed to continuous learning while leveraging their influence to achieve measurable outcomes that increase accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Strengthen the association management profession through their active engagement and contributions to ASAE and its initiatives.
Please note: Fellows nominations will open in mid- to late April 2021. In fall 2020 and early spring of 2021, a task force of the Fellows conducted a thoughtful process to refine the Fellows selection process and ensure it aligns with the Fellows mission and ASAE’s strategy.
2021 Fellows Retreat Please note that the 2021 Fellows Retreat has been postponed from June 2021 to a later date; final dates and location are TBD, but the group is considering sometime between December 2021 and March 2022.
FELLOWS CLASS OF 2020
Congratulations to the association leaders who are new Fellows in 2020 :
Steven Anderson, FASAE, IOM, CAE
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Lowell Aplebaum, FASAE, CAE, CPF
CEO & Strategy Catalyst
Patricia Montague, FASAE, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
School Nutrition Association
Stefanie Reeves, FASAE, CAE
Maryland Psychological Association
Donte Shannon, FASAE, CAE
AMPED Association Management
FELLOWS CLASS OF 2019
Congratulations to the association leaders who are new Fellows in 2019 :
Lou DiGioia, MBA, FASAE, CAE
Former Executive Director
Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)
Charlie Jones, FASAE, CAE
Senior Vice President, Global Brand Management
Futures Industry Association
Michelle Mills Clement, MNM, FASAE, CAE
Chicago Association of Realtors
Suzanne C. Pine, FASAE, CAE
Vice President Professional Development
Association Headquarters Inc
AMC National Accounts
Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau
Steven J. Stout, FASAE, CAE
Texas Society of Association Executives
Irving W. Washington III, FASAE, CAE
Online News Association
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