Recent Announcements

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., Chicago.

Artesha C. Moore, CAE, FASAE

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 organization.

Alejandro Fuentes

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 here: https://bit.ly/3eNjnZN

SURGE Forward

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 Kaul
President and Founder,
Association Strategies, Inc

Participants:
Joel Albizo, FASAE, CAE,
Chief Executive Officer
American Planning Association

Don Dea
Co-Founder
Fusion Productions & digitalNow

Mark N. Dorsey, FASAE, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Construction Specifications Institute

Gary LaBranche, CAE, FASAE
President & CEO
National Investor Relations Institute

Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE
President and CEO
Association Forum, Association Forum Foundation, and Illinois Society of Association Executives Chapter

Paul Pomerantz, FACHES
Chief Executive Officer
American Society of Anesthesiologists

Larry L. Robertson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, SWP, CAE,
Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Belonging & Technology Services and Solutions
The American Institute of Architects

Produced by Sidecar

Who Stole My Playbook, Leading through a Pandemic

Who Stole My Playbook, Leading through the Pandemic

Episode 2, Governance Issues

Next up in the ESG series (Economic, Social and Governance) – Governance.  In this segment we speak about how this crisis has impacted the role and responsibility of our volunteer leaders.  Are they engaged in the political, social or environmental conversations that have had a profound impact in leadership over the past 14 months?  Please join us.  It’s another conversation to be continued.

Host:
Pamela Kaul
President and Founder,
Association Strategies, Inc

Participants:
Joel Albizo, FASAE, CAE,
Chief Executive Officer
American Planning Association

Don Dea
Co-Founder
Fusion Productions & digitalNow

Mark N. Dorsey, FASAE, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Construction Specifications Institute

Gary LaBranche, CAE, FASAE
President & CEO
National Investor Relations Institute

Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE
President and CEO
Association Forum, Association Forum Foundation, and Illinois Society of Association Executives Chapter

Paul Pomerantz, FACHES
Chief Executive Officer
American Society of Anesthesiologists

Larry L. Robertson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, SWP, CAE,
Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Belonging & Technology Services and Solutions
The American Institute of Architects

Who Stole My Playbook, Leading through the Pandemic

Who Stole My Playbook, Leading through the Pandemic

Has there really been a playbook for leading through adversity?  If so, traditional approaches for recognizing and addressing key challenges were most certainly shattered in 2020.

We recently sat down with a highly regarded and experienced group of CEO’s to discuss some of these leadership challenges and how they are addressing them.  The result is a 3-module podcast which casts a light on Economic, Social and Governance issues experienced by associations who represent some of our major industries and professions.

Please join us for the first module which speaks to abrupt Economic loss as a result of the Pandemic and lessons learned.  The Social and Governance modules will be released over the next couple of weeks.

Episode 1, Economic Issues


Host:
Pamela Kaul
President and Founder,
Association Strategies, Inc

Participants:
Joel Albizo, FASAE, CAE,
Chief Executive Officer
American Planning Association

Don Dea
Co-Founder
Fusion Productions & digitalNow

Mark N. Dorsey, FASAE, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Construction Specifications Institute

Gary LaBranche, CAE, FASAE
President & CEO
National Investor Relations Institute

Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE
President and CEO
Association Forum, Association Forum Foundation, and Illinois Society of Association Executives Chapter

Paul Pomerantz, FACHES
Chief Executive Officer
American Society of Anesthesiologists

Larry L. Robertson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, SWP, CAE,
Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Belonging & Technology Services and Solutions
The American Institute of Architects

Who Stole My Playbook, Leading through the Pandemic