Association Forum and USAE Announces the 2017 Forty Under 40® Honorees
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Aiysha Johnson, Director, Brand Experience and Marketing
Chicago, IL – September 6, 2017
Association Forum and USAE News are proud to announce the 5th annual class of Forty Under 40® Honorees. The Forty Under 40® program recognizes accomplished association or non-profit professionals under the age of 40 for their achievements. "Association Forum is pleased to enter into the 5th year of recognizing 40 accomplished trailblazers in the association community who are fearlessly driving change in associations. This elite class of leaders is a strong representation of our future." Michelle Mason, President and CEO, Association Forum.
The following eligibility requirements had to be met for all Forty Under 40® winners:
- 3+ years of employment at a 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) or 501(c)(6), or association management organization.
- Current employment at a 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) or 501(c)(6), or association management organization.
- Plan to continue in roles that aid the future of the association and nonprofit community.
- Exhibit characteristics that demonstrate continued success and leadership skills.
- Under the age of 40 as of December 13, 2017.
"New this year, applicants submitted two letters of recommendation, which enhanced the rigorous judging process", says Marilyn Jansen, Chair, Association Forum's Award and Scholarship Committee. The Forty Under 40® program was first launched in 2013 and continues to be a very prestigious achievement for the honorees.
Anne Daly Heller, Publisher, USAE states, "This year's class of Forty Under 40® Honorees is, like its four predecessors, filled with achievers. These individuals are leaders of the association community of today, but even more importantly, of the next 20-30 years. We at USAE salute them and are looking forward to formally honoring them later this year."
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Congratulations to the 2017 Forty Under 40® Class: (listed in alphabetical order by last name)
Nicole Augustyn Publisher & Senior Vice President, Publishing and Program Development American College of Chest Physician
Jonathan Bassford, CAE, JD, MBA Chief Operating Officer The National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Tamela Blalock, MBA, CMP, DES Executive Director Section on Women's Health of the APTA
Andrew Bronson, CAE Account Executive Svinicki Association Management, Inc.
Kristi Bruno, MA Director, Communications, Media and Marketing American College of Chest Physicians
Jason Carroll, CMP Executive Director Friends of the Riverwalk
Dean Comber, MBA, PMP, CSM Chief Finance and Information Officer American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Sara Curtis, MBA, CAE, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Director of Human Resources American Society of Anesthesiologists
Stephanie Doute, CAE Executive Director International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
Ashley Doyle, MBA Manager of Marketing and Chapter Relations American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
Kate Emshoff Director of International Affairs Radiological Society of North America
Stephanie Follett, MPA Senior Manager, Advocacy and Policy American Student Dental Association
Brandi Gerew, CAE Senior Account Executive Capitol Hill Management Services
Mari Greenberger, MPPA
Director, Informatics Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Christina Hartle CAE, MA Director of Chapter Relations, Mid-Atlantic American Inns of Court
Lauren Hernandez Senior Manager, Marketing Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Sarah Herrmann Assistant Director, Member Outreach Illinois CPA Society
Matthew Hessler, CAE Association Manager SmithBucklin
Ashley Hodak Sullivan, MBA Account Executive (Kellen), Deputy Executive Director (GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators), Executive Director (GWA Foundation) Kellen
Kristen Kessinger Senior Manager of Communications ISACA
David Laszakovits, MBA Director of External Relations American Board of Radiology
Michelle Lui, MBA Executive Director Financial Management Association International
Melissa Marx Manager, Life Support Programs American Academy of Pediatrics
Christina McCoy, CAE Account Executive Association Managed Partners & Executive Directors (AMPED)
Conor McNulty, CAE Executive Director Oregon Dental Association
Madeja Metcalf, CMP Manager Meeting & Travel American Osteopathic Association
Christopher Migala, CPA Vice President, Finance Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
Leah Misbin, MA Director, International Programs Institute of Real Estate Management
Christine Nogal, MBA, CAE Director of Marketing and Member Services Arthroscopy Association of North America
Vivian Ross, MAFM Certification Director American Osteopathic Association
Chad Rummel Executive Director Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Sikha Singh, MHS, PMP Manager, Newborn Screening and Genetics Operations Association of Public Health Laboratories
Alicia Skulemowski, CAE Certification Programs Manager and Board/Executive Committee Operations Manager Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
Katie Stien National Sales Manager Catch Des Moines
Jessica Struve, CAE Associate Director of Membership & Innovation Radiology Business Management Association
Christopher Urena, MBA Director, ASHA Professional Development American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Donna Verga Marketing & Brand Manager American Association of Endodontists
Irving Washington, CAE Executive Director Online News Association
Bryan White Association Executive SmithBucklin
Luke Zimmer Manager, Sections and Member Engagement American Staffing Association
About Association Forum
Association Forum is the "association of associations" in Chicago, comprised of nearly 4,000 members that represent more than 44,000 association professionals from nearly 1,600 Chicago organizations. These organizations serve 27 million individual members, have 9 million donors and generate $10.3 billion annually in economic impact. Association Forum works to be the definitive resource for learning opportunities that address the varied needs of association professionals as they advance in their association management careers, to provide an environment that engages the association community and industry partners and be recognized as the preeminent resource for tools and best practices in the field of association management. For more information, visit www.AssociationForum.org.
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