Congratulations to Lynda Patterson of AMPED Association Management!
Meet Robert Zirkelbach of PhRMA!
His advice for his 20-year old self is: "be open to new ideas and new experiences"
What does he think is a major trend facing the association industry? He says, "today in advocacy, everyone is one tweet away from a crisis."
Congratulations to Jessica Hammond of the National Association of Consumer Advocates!
Jessica thinks "workforce transformation from predominately company/employee to predominately a gig economy" will be the single biggest trend impacting the future of associations.
Meet Jeff Joseph of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
His advice to his 2-year old self? "Patience my friend, patience."
He sees the "rise of global populism" as the major trend facing the future of associatons.
Congratulations to Webb Milward, a Lexington, Kentucky native and Vice President of Business Development at The Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers (CIAB - Leader's Edge Magazine).
Webb's advice to his 20-year old self is: "Work hard, but don’t take yourself too seriously."
He thinks "becoming more data driven and focusing on the client experience" will be the single biggest trend impacting the future of associations.
Say hello to Bonnie Fetsko of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO)! Bonnie is from Crofton, Maryland and has this advice for her 20 year old self: "Don’t be afraid to fail."
She thinks mobile technology will be the single biggest trend impacting the future of associations.
Congratulations to Eric Dell of NAMA! Hailing from Ridgeland, South Carolina, Eric would have advice for his 20 year old self: "Work Hard, Have Fun and Fully fund your 401K."
What does Eric think will be a major trend to impact associations' futures? "Changes in Technology."
Meet Beth Hampton of American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC).
Her advice to her 20-year old self is: "Hold onto your vinyl records."
She sees "creating cultures that can quickly adapt to change" as a major trend in the future of associations."
Congratulations to Joe Hansen of Biotechnology Innovation Organization - BIO!
His advice to his 20-year old self is: "Move to D.C. now, there is a ton of opportunity there."
He sees "grassroots advocacy 2.0" as a major trend in the future of associations."
Meet Elizabeth Maclin, Executive Vice President of Trout Unlimited!
"Be more adventuresome, take more risks," is what she tells her 20-year old self.
"Enhancing the personal touch through the use of big-data analytics," is what she sees as a major trend in the future of associatons.
Meet Ellen Savage of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
"Find a mentor early and mentor others when you have the opportunity," is her advice to her 20-year old self.
"Using data to improve how to recruit, retain, and engage members," is a major trend she sees in the future of associations.
Say hello to Marc Cadin, COO of AALU!. Marc is from Syracuse, New York.
He tells his 20-year old self to "be patient."
He says this in regard to major trends in the future of associations, "Young people aren't joiners; too many overlapping associations."
Congratulations to Lia Zegeye, Director of Membership at Auto Care Association!
Lia would have this to say to her 20 year old self: "Don't be discouraged by a few bumps in the road, focus and determination will help you get there."
She believes "the accelerating pace of technology advancement" will be the single biggest trend impacting the future of associations.
Say hello to Zach Pleasant of Institute of Transportation Engineers!
He tells his 20-year old self to, "buy more records."
And he sees, "non-traditional partnerships" as the major trend in the future of associatons.
Congratulations to Yoshie Davison, Chief of Staff at American Psychiatric Association!
This Anchorage, Alaska native quoted Gandhi in her advice to her 20 year old self: “Be truthful, gentle, and fearless.”
Here's her take on the future of associations: "The biggest trend will be the importance of strategically communicating with members based on changing demographics and adding interactive member resources that are valuable to a variety of groups within the association."
Meet Frank H. Grace IV, Director-Information Technology at Smart Electric Power Alliance!
Frank's advice to his 20-year old self is: "Surround yourself around high-character individuals."
He see "public cloud computing" as the a major trend in the future of the association industry."
Congratulations to Susan Schramm, CMO & SVP-Membership at the Telecommunications Industry Association!
Susan's advice to her 20-year old self is: "take bolder risks earlier."
She sees "consultative relevant member engagement" as one of the major trends facing the association industry.
Congratulations to Goodwill of Greater Washington's Chief Marketing Officer Brendan Hurley.
Brendan hails from Falls Church, Virginia and claims Busboys and Poets as his favorite lunch spot. You can find him and his family vacationing in their favorite destination, Hatteras, North Carolina.
His advice to his 20-year old self is, "listen more, talk less." He sees improved ingtegration of technology and human interaction as a major trend for associations.
Say hello to Michael Sakata. Michael, an Anchorage, Alaska native, is the Executive Director of MWRTBA.
Michael thinks "the need for on-demand information for a customized member experience" will be a major trend impacting the future of associations.
Congratulations to NRA Institute for Legislative Action's Emily Cummins.
As you can tell from her picture, Emily loves the great outdoors, so it's not surprising this is what she'd say to her 20-year old self: "Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt."
She thinks "strengthening the integrity and value of virtual communities" is the single biggest trend set to impact the future of associations.
Meet Eli Woerpel of the American Bankers Association! Originally from Overland Park, Kansas, Eli has this advice for his 20-year old self: "If something interests you, give it a shot. Shooters shoot."
Here's what he thinks will be a major trend for the future of associations: Partnership with emerging technologies.
Congratulations to Michael Barrett, the SVP of Meetings and Events at the Auto Care Association.
This association innovator tells his 20-year old self to "trust your instincts."
He sees continued globalization as the major trend emerging in the association industry.
Congratulations to Jeff Sventek of Aerospace Medical Association! Jeff, a Palmyra, VA native, would offer this advice to his 20 year old self: "Go to medical school."
He believes "the ability to attract and retain young members" is the single biggest trend impacting the future of associations.