October 26, 2020

The Power of Civil Discourse

Host Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, and guest co-host Arlene Pietranton, FASAE, CAE, and CEO of ASHA interview three experts on the importance of civility and the risks of a lack of listening with an intent to learn. They welcome Pete Peterson, Dean of the Public Policy School at Pepperdine, Jean Card co-host of Bipodisan, and Timothy Shaffer of the National Institute for Civil Discourse. Show Notes: Utah Governors Ad, ASHA’s civility toolkit, and a variety of resources from NICD https://goldenrule2020.org/, https://engagingdifferences.org/, https://nxtgenusa.org/, https://nicd.arizona.edu/engaging-differences-key-concepts-and-best-practices/

September 23, 2020

The Power to Fuel Recovery

Host Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, speaks with four female leaders within the association community to discuss how their transportation and infrastructure industry work is helping fuel recovery. Featured are Lakisha Woods, CAE, President and CEO of the National Institute of Building Sciences; Nicole Vasilaros, Senior Vice President of Government and Legal Affairs for the National Marine Manufacturers Association; Kristin Smith, Senior Vice President of Communications for the Association of American Railroads, and Laura Perrotta, CAE, President and CEO of the American Highway Users Alliance.

September 8, 2020

2020 Summit Award winners – Part 2

Part 2 of this episode features three of the six 2020 ASAE Power of A Summit Award winners about their exceptional efforts to strengthen society. Host Mary Kate Cunningham speaks with Alex Hofmann, Vice President, Engineering Services, of the American Public Power Association, about their efforts to get unelectrified Navajo Nation homes on the grid; Rhian Allvin, CEO of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, on their efforts to support sustained, quality childhood education; and Marie-Caroline Strok Director of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Alliance Gender Parity Initiative on their efforts to accelerate workplace diversity.

September 8, 2020

Title: 2020 Summit Award Winners – Part 1

In this two-part episode, we speak with three of the six 2020 ASAE Power of A Summit Award winners about their exceptional efforts to strengthen society. Part 1 features Susan Neely, President and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers, on their role in the passage of the SECURE Act; Brian Wallace, President and CEO of the Coin Laundry Association, on the LaundryCares Foundation’s work to provide children and families with unlikely learning spaces; and Artesha Moore, CAE, Vice President, Engagement and Membership and Erik Hankin, Assistant Director Career & Student Programs, of the American Geophysical Union, on the achievements of its Centennial Grants Program’s efforts to educate and inspire communities and policymakers about Earth and Space sciences.