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Association Forum Announces New Board Members

By Melissa Walling posted 07-02-2016 20:06

  
CHICAGO (March 31, 2016) — Association Forum announces the appointment of its incoming Board of Directors. The 2016-2017 Board of Directors will take office on April 1.

Joining the board for a three-year term are two Regular Directors:

Geoffrey Brown, CAE
CEO
National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

Colleen Lawler, CAE
Vice President, Membership & Marketing Strategy
American Medical Association

Joining the board for a one-year term is one Regular Director:

Don Welsh
President and CEO
Destination Marketing Association International

Joining the board for a three-year term is one Supplier Partner Director:

Butch Spyridon

President
Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation

"All of incoming board members exemplify the spirit of community, commitment to service and continued dedication to the association management industry,” states Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE, President and CEO, Association Forum. "We are very fortunate to have them on our leadership team as we celebrate our centennial anniversary this year and embark on our journey to a very bright future of another 100 years and beyond."

Continuing on Association Forum’s 2016-2017 Board of Directors:

INCOMING CHAIR

Dave Bergeson, Ph.D., CAE

Executive Director/CEO
Association Management Center

INCOMING CHAIR-ELECT

Rob Paterkiewicz, CAE, MBA, IOM

Executive Director
Selected Independent Funeral Homes

INCOMING SECRETARY-TREASURER

Lynne Thomas Gordon, RHIA, CAE, FACHE, FAHIMA

Chief Executive Officer
American Health Information Management Association

INCOMING IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR

Mary Lynn Fayoumi, CAE, SPHR, GPHR

President & CEO
Management Association

CONTINUING DIRECTORS

Harriet Bogdanowicz, MBA, CAE

Chief Communications Officer
American Planning Association

Mitchell Dvorak, MS, CAE
Executive Director
International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
(Effective April 18, 2016)

Kenneth Fischang, CHME, CMP, CTA
President/CEO
Sonoma County Tourism

Matthew Hornberger, MBA, CAE
Associate Executive Director
American Society for Healthcare Risk Management

Andrea Wright, CPA
Partner
Johnson Lambert & Co LLP

EX-OFFICIO MEMBER

Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE
President and CEO
Association Forum

LEGAL COUNSEL

Jed Mandel, J.D.

Partner
Chicago Law Partners, LLC

Dave Bergeson, Ph.D., CAE, Executive Director/CEO, of Association Management Center, and chair-Elect, Association Forum's Board of Directors, states, "Association Forum has a unique and exciting responsibility to ensure that the ways we serve our members are effective and meaningful, providing them with useful knowledge, access to thought leaders and proven examples that they can implement to elevate their own organizations. We wholeheartedly accept that challenge, and, with the leadership of this outstanding board of directors, I look forward to continuing the exciting journey that started in 1916."

Headshots of Association Forum's 2016-2017 Board of Directors can be downloaded here.

About Association Forum

The mission of Association Forum is to advance the professional practice of association management. Founded in 1916, Association Forum serves 44,000 association professionals whose efforts serve more than 27 million members and generate $38 billion in global annual expenditures. 
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