ASAE Vice President of Public Policy Mary Kate Cunningham welcomes special guests to inspire the association community in advance of American Associations Week 2020. Hear from Susan Robertson, CAE President & CEO, ASAE, Scott D. Wiley, FASAE, CAE, President and CEO of The Ohio Society of CPAs, Michelle I. Mason, CQIA, FASAE, CAE, President & CEO, Association Forum, Susan Bitter Smith, FASAE, CAE, Executive Director of Southwest Cable Communications Association, and Jim Clarke, CAE, retired, former SVP, Public Policy at ASAE. Visit www.thepowerofa.org for more information.
This episode, we hear from ASAE President & CEO Susan Robertson, CAE, Pat Blake, FASAE, CAE, CEO of the Heart Rhythm Society and Steve Caldeira, President and CEO of the Household & Commercial Products Association, Angel M. Royal, PhD, Chief of Staff, American Association of Community Colleges, and Margarita L. Valdez, Assistant Director of Congressional Relations, American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) about their associations’ work related to COVID-19. We learn about the association community’s efforts to keep America healthy and safe, as well as re-open and recover. Plus, we share another Great Moment in Association History.
In this episode of Stronger By Association, we speak to four association leaders, among the many, who are on the forefront of helping America and the world fight and respond to COVID-19. Host Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, Vice President of Public Policy, opens the episode with ASAE President & CEO Susan Robertson, CAE, and welcomes heads of the paper, distilled spirits, power, and blood bank industries and sectors. Tom Kuhn, President, Edison Electric Institute, Chris Swonger, President & CEO of DISCUS, Debra BenAvram, CEO of AABB, and Heidi Brock, President and CEO of AF&PA join the discussion to describe ways in which their members are responding to the needs to the public during the pandemic and beyond.
Associations have been hard at work fulfilling the needs of their members, as well as the publics they serve. ASAE’s public policy team gathers to discuss what they are doing to help associations achieve their missions during this time of crisis, including providing updates on pending funding and legislation. We also speak with Nate Smith, vice president of Government Relations of the American Traffic Safety Services Association, to discuss how they are advocating for public safety and security. ASAE’s Vice President of Development Garet Turner, CMP, CAE, discusses the organization’s Drivers of Change research.