The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) announced that Jay Karen, CAE, the Chief Executive Officer of NGCOA, has been nominated to serve as a Director at Large on both the ASAE Board of Directors and the ASAE Research Foundation Board of Directors for a three-year term. The new board will be officially installed during the 2020 ASAE Virtual Annual Meeting & Exposition, August 10-12, 2020, and his term will begin September 1, 2020.
According to its website, ASAE is “a membership organization of more than 46,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations. ASAE members lead, manage, and work in or partner with organizations in more than a dozen association management disciplines, from executive management to finance to technology. In 2020, ASAE is celebrating 100 years of making the world better, safer, and smarter. The centennial anniversary represents ASAE’s role as a leader and supporter of progress and innovation in the association industry.”
Jay and seven other association executives were chosen by the Leadership Committee of ASAE and the ASAE Research Foundation as a slate "who best exemplify ASAE’s membership profile and are representative of the organization’s diversity—including geography, size, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, skill sets and areas of experience."
“Associations play a significant role in American culture, public policy, and workforce, and we touch just about every aspect of the economy,” said Karen. “ASAE is the organization that supports the success of the people who manage and lead associations at all levels. I am honored to serve an organization that has been an important part of my personal and professional life for over twenty years.”