ASAE Opens Call for 2018 Board of Director Nominations

February 20, 2018

ASAE launches the call for association professionals and industry partners to apply for open positions on the ASAE and the ASAE Foundation Board of Directors to help lead the association dedicated to furthering the profession of association management.

There are six open positions: Secretary-Treasurer and five At Large Directors (four At Large and one Industry Partner). All directors selected will serve on the ASAE Board, and two of the four selected will also serve on the ASAE Foundation Board.

“Being part of the ASAE Board is a great honor and gives you the opportunity to give back to our community,” said C. David Gammel, CAE, Executive Director of the Entomological Society of America.

He added, “It has strengthened my leadership skills and I've learned a great deal from my colleagues that benefits my organization. I want to encourage my colleagues to either apply or nominate someone to serve on the ASAE board.”

ASAE and ASAE Foundation value and seek diverse leadership as defined by race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, appearance, geographic location, and professional level. It seeks leaders from all types and sizes of eligible organizations.

Interested parties should contact Carole Murray, CAP-OM, Senior Director, Executive Division & Board Operations, at cmurray@asaecenter.org. Nominations must be received no later than April 27.

There are many benefits of serving as a volunteer leader, including:

  • Playing a significant role in advancing the profession;
  • Having an opportunity to enhance the value of ASAE and the ASAE Foundation to the association community;
  • Accessing up-to-date information about the challenges facing the profession; and
  • Exchanging ideas and perspectives with other volunteer leaders.

The Leadership Committee has identified several desired attributes that will be part of the selection process for new Board members. Applicants should possess:

  • Demonstrated leadership commitment and involvement with ASAE and the ASAE Foundation, and the nonprofit community. Examples include but are not limited to: service on an ASAE and ASAE Foundation committee, section council, commission, task force and/or obtained the CAE credential.
  • Recognized leader in the association community. Examples include but are not limited to: serving as chair of an Allied Society; ASAE and ASAE Foundation committee, section council, commission or task force, or philanthropic organizations.
  • Relevant expertise in the disciplines of organizational management. Examples include but are not limited to: branding, fundraising, component relations, finance, international and strategic alliances.
  • Commitment to participate in 3-4 board meetings a year. ASAE board members are asked to provide financial support to the Annual Giving, APAC, The Power of A, and special events and/or campaigns.
  • Positive leadership attributes, emotional intelligence, ability to work collaboratively and engage in appropriate debate and discussion when needed.
  • Visionary and strategic thinker. Demonstrated ability of new and innovative programs within their sphere of influence. Examples include but are not limited to: incorporating strategy, leadership, future focus, risk taking and an entrepreneur spirit.

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