Congratulations to Steve Hildebrand of DHI! Steve hails from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and enjoys getaways to any nice golf & spa resort with his wife.
Here's his advice to his 20-year old self: "Push yourself hard to continually learn, it should never end."
Steve thinks "The need/desire for membership in an organization by the Gen Y & Z generations" will be the single biggest trend to impact the future of associations.
Meet Chris Glen of National Association of Manufacturers.
This Chambersburg, Pennsylvania native loves the Washington Nationals so much that he claims Nationals Park for Opening Day to be his favorite vacation destination.
Chris has this advice for his 20-year old self: "Put yourself out there and take more risks."
He thinks that "harnessing the power of big data to better serve members and better position the associations" will be a major trend impacting the industry in the future.
Congratulations to Water Environment Federation (WEF)'s Susan Merther.
Her advice to her 20 year old self is, "cultivate your network."
She see "using data to inform decisions" as a key trend in the future of assiociations.
Congratulations to Trending 40 Association Innovator Jana Adams of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)! This Alexandria, Virginia native power lunches at District Taco and loves vacationing in Lost River State Park.
Her advice to her 20-year old self is, "Take opportunities that present themselves."
Her outlook on major trends in the industry, "changing demographics of the workforce."
Meet Beth Eagle, a Marietta, Georgia native and Director of Human Resources and Operations at Smart Electric Power Alliance.
Beth's advice to her 20-year old self would bode well at a DCA Live event: "Don't be afraid to network."
She thinks artificial intelligence and modeling will have major impacts on the future of associations. With thoughts like that, it's no wonder she's an Innovator!
Sell hello to MEMA - The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association CIO Rebecca Achurch.
Rebecca is an Evansville, Indiana native, enjoys any lunch with friends, and will vacation somewhere with long hikes and great views.
Here's what she'd say to her 20-year old self: "Learn to meditate before you turn 40!"
She has some interesting thoughts on how virtual reality, the rental economy, machine learning, and AI will impact the future of associations. Meet her at the event to learn more.
Congrats to Ernesto Gluecksmann, Host of Through The Noise!
Ernesto hails from Alexandria, Virginia and enjoys power lunching at Panera Bread. His favorite vacation destination is Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo and he has some thoughtful advice for his 20-year old self: "Don't be afraid of your gym membership."
He thinks podcasts will be a major trend shaping the future of associations.