From Young Professional to Association Executive: 4 Tips to Help You Along the Way

By: Debra S. BenAvram, CAE

The road to the C-suite doesn't have to be a years-long journey. One CEO has some tips for fellow young professionals to help them get on the fast track.

My story is not so different than the average association executive: I never really intended to go into this profession. When I was young I had my sights set on an incredible music career. I was on my way by the age of five with my band, Debra and the Rats. While we were quite talented, all but one of us was imaginary, so it seemed a record deal wasn't likely in the cards. ...