Organizations & Associations: American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) & the Center for Association Leadership are the premier professional organizations for association professionals. ASAE & the Center offer membership benefits for a wide variety of professionals working with and in associations, including CEOs, industry partners, students and consultants. Today more than 22,000 professionals are linked through this international organization.
Beth Quick-Andrews, CAE—executive director of the St. Louis Society of Association Executives, an allied society of ASAE & the
Center—has been a member of ASAE & the Center for 10 years. She says she has enjoyed many benefits of membership.

“It is invaluable to network with peers and participate in high-quality professional development,” Quick-Andrews says. “Different
perspectives help me to shape what works for our members.”

ASAE & the Center offer members resources to help them grow professionally and learn from their fellow members. One such opportunity is the Knowledge Center. This members-only, personalized research service allows professionals to pose a question about association management and learn from ASAE & the Center’s extensive library of models, samples, articles, white papers, case studies and other resources. Because the membership base of the organization is diverse, ASAE & the Center offer 14 professional interest sections, including communications, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) membership, legal and technology. Each section includes unique e-newsletters, professional development opportunities, networking experiences and access to section listservs.

The organization also boasts nearly 100 professional development seminars and symposia around the country, including an annual meeting, which is Aug. 12-15 in Toronto this summer. CEO-level members will find a unique level of membership benefits to help them successfully manage their associations and grow their knowledge bases. These include priority service at the Knowledge Center, an executive-focused e-newsletter, CEO-level professional development, and CEO services that help guide executives
through the challenges they face.
While Missouri does not offer chapters of ASAE & the Center,two allied societies operate in the state.

For more information or to join ASAE & the Center, visit or call (888) 950-2723.
Kansas City Society of Association Executives (KCSAE)
For more information or to become a member, visit or call (913) 685-8459.
St . Louis Society of Association Executives (SLSAE)
For more information or to become a member, visit or call (314) 416-2250.

About the author

Joe Clote

Joseph W. Clote is owner of Publishing Concepts, LLC a communications and marketing firm based in Saint Louis, Missouri. Mr. Clote is Group Publisher of MeetMed™ and Missouri Meetings & Events™ (MM&E) magazine, a quarterly publication read by thousands of meeting and event professionals, and producer of the St. Louis and Kansas City trade shows under the MM&E name. Mr. Clote has extensive sales and marketing expertise in the travel, tourism, fine art, insurance, and software development industries.