June 21, 2021

The Power of Our Profession

We explore the benefits of association employment, including powerful statistics that illustrate the size and scope of the industry. Our wide variety of guests share their expertise and stories regarding the real and intangible benefits of working for associations, such as opportunity and longevity, wages, skills training, DEI, and community, among others. We speak with Susan Robertson, CAE, President and CEO of ASAE, Tonya W. Muse, FASAE, CAE, Partner, U.S Corporate & Government Affairs and Industrial Practices, ODGERS BERNDTSON, Jim Zaniello, FASAE, President, Vetted Solutions, Nate Wambold, CMP, Director, Meetings & Conferences, American Anthropological Association, and Jennifer Baker, MSW, CAE, Senior Director, Business Solutions, ASAE Business Services. Episode Transcript

May 12, 2021

The Power of Congressional Meetings

Host Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, and guests discuss the importance and value of Congressional meetings to the association community, members of Congress, and the public at large. Guests include Ksenija Polla, CMP, Regional Director ICCA North America and Andrew S. Goldschmidt, CAE, Executive Director, National Grants Management Association. The episode is co-hosted by members of the ASAE’s Public Policy team, Associate Director of Public Policy Jeff Evans and Manager, Policy Policy & APAC Nate Fisher, who share their knowledge on issues and best practices, as well as bring to life the recent meetings that were part of American Associations Day. Episode transcript

April 9, 2021

The Power of Workplace Flexibility

Two industry experts join our discussion on the need for flexibility as we begin our return to the workplace. Will we return to work as it was pre-pandemic? Not at all, according to Manar Morales, President & CEO of the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance, and Charles Moore, Principal of Thrive Street Advisors. Hear from our panel on adjusting to new norms and adapting to people’s different situations/abilities to be part of the modern workforce in 2021. Episode Transcript

March 19, 2021

The Power of Black Women Leaders

One of the most powerful episodes to date, host Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, ASAE’s SVP of Public Policy welcomes four Black female association CEOs who discuss their rise to leadership, the complexities and burdens of their journeys, and how the industry can be supportive. Mary Kate and co-hosts Sheri Sesay-Tuffour, PhD, CAE, CEO of the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and Robb Lee, Chief Marketing and Product Strategy Officer at ASAE talk with Dresden Farrand, MPA, MPP, CAE, CEO, American Water Resources Association, Stefanie Reeves, FASAE, CAE, Executive Director, Maryland Psychological Association, Christene Phillips, MSA, Executive Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, and Lakisha A. Woods, CAE, President & CEO, National Institute of Building Sciences. Episode Transcript