Lisa Wagner, CAE

Lisa Wagner, CAE

Lisa Wagner, CAE, has been named Chief Financial Officer for the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) headquartered in Washington, DC. GHSA represents the state and territorial highway safety officers that implement federal grant programs to address behavioral highway safety issues. GHSA’s mission is to provide leadership and advocacy for the states and territories to improve traffic safety, to influence public policy, enhance program management and promote best practices.   Ms. Wagner will oversee the day-to-day business and financial operations, IT, HR, budget development, grant administration, forecasting, investment strategy and execution of special projects. Ms. Wagner brings nearly two decades of executive financial experience in the association sector. Previously, Ms. Wager served the Solar Energy Trade Shows as CFO and worked in finance and administration for the American Wind Energy Association.  This is a newly created role, following the retirement of long-time Financial Director, Denise Alston.   “I’m ecstatic to welcome Lisa to the GHSA team,” said GHSA Executive Director Jonathan Adkins. “With traffic fatalities and dangerous driving on the rise, it’s an especially critical time for our mission to make roads safer for everyone using them. Lisa’s exceptional experience, leadership skills and strategic focus will be a tremendous benefit to GHSA and our members as we work together toward zero roadway fatalities.” Ms. Wagner was selected after an extensive, national search led by Association Strategies, Alexandria,...
Artesha C. Moore, CAE, FASAE

Artesha C. Moore, CAE, FASAE

Artesha C. Moore, CAE, FASAE, has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer for the Chicago-based Association Forum. In this role, Ms. Moore will advance Association Forum and the professional practice of association management. She succeeds Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE, who has taken on the role of President and CEO for ASAE. “It’s been our privilege to partner with Association Forum, its dynamic leaders, partners and staff on this significant leadership transition.  Artesha is a multi-talented executive who impressed the board and search committee with her vision, experience and creativity.  As expressed by the Forum’s new CEO, “This is my dream job.” Please join us in welcoming Artesha to Association Forum, the generosity of our community and Chicagoland.” Says Pamela Kaul, President, Association Strategies, Inc. Ms. Moore will be joining Association Forum in February. She currently is the Vice President, Affiliation, Engagement and Membership of American Geophysical Union (AGU). This search was conducted by Association Strategies, Inc., Washington, D.C. and Tuft & Associates, Inc.,...
Alejandro Fuentes

Alejandro Fuentes

Alejandro (Alex) Fuentes will join the American Planning Association as the new Chief Financial and Operating Officer. Most recently, Alex led finance, information technology, human resources, application engineering, production and quality assurance for Oriux, a conglomerate of companies within North, Central, and South America delivering traffic technology solutions for cities worldwide with annual sales of over $100 million. He will succeed Ann Simms, who has retired after 10 years with the...
SURGE Forward

SURGE Forward

Join our President and Founder, Pamela Kaul, a Keynote speaker at the #SURGEForward event on June 10. She will be discussing how recent appointment CEOs are navigating the post-pandemic landscape. Register for this free event...

Who Stole My Playbook, Leading through a Pandemic

The next segment in the ESG series (Economic, Social and Governance) is Social which includes HR and Workplace transformation, our community’s role in Social Responsibility, DEI and Social Justice.  It’s a longer segment of nearly 40 minutes and certainly could have been longer. Hopefully, this conversation will continue. Host:Pamela KaulPresident and Founder,Association Strategies, Inc Participants:Joel Albizo, FASAE, CAE,Chief Executive OfficerAmerican Planning Association Don DeaCo-FounderFusion Productions & digitalNow Mark N. Dorsey, FASAE, CAEChief Executive OfficerConstruction Specifications Institute Gary LaBranche, CAE, FASAEPresident & CEONational Investor Relations Institute Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAEPresident and CEOAssociation Forum, Association Forum Foundation, and Illinois Society of Association Executives Chapter Paul Pomerantz, FACHESChief Executive OfficerAmerican Society of Anesthesiologists Larry L. Robertson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, SWP, CAE,Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Belonging & Technology Services and SolutionsThe American Institute of Architects Produced by...