Congrats to ICBA's Director of Advocacy Joshua Habursky on being selected as a Trending 40 Association Innovator in DC's Association & Non-profit community!
What is the biggest trend that will shape the future of associations? Josh says "Member/Employee engagement" is a concept that is universally applicable from fundraising to operations and is integral to the success of an association.
Congrats to Prabhash Shrestha, Vice President of Information Technology at American Gastroenterological Association (AGA).
What does he think will be the single biggest trend to shape the future of associations? "Ubiquitous and gradual explosion of high quality and focused vertical products, services, resources, events, content and networking opportunities in the marketplace from outlets other than associations."
Johnnie White, Sr. Director of Global Education, Meetings and Strategic Partnerships at American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, is a 2017 #Trending40 Association Innovator! This Washington, District of Columbia native loves power lunching anywhere with good pizza, and claims Brazil as his favorite vacation destination.
Here's Johnnie's advice to his younger self: "Don’t be afraid to continue taking risks and live every day to the fullest to create amazing experiences and memories."
He thinks Technology will be the single biggest trend shaping the future of associations.
Congratulations to Katie Bergmann, Senior Vice President at PMMI: The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies!
Katie (pictured enjoying her favorite hobby) is a Lexington, Kentucky native, loves sweetgreen, and calls Maui her favorite vacay spot.
Here's her sage advice to her 20-year old self: "You can do it all, just not all at once."
Katie has this to say about the future of associations: "People are seeking experiences. Associations must deliver on that while remaining relevant, demonstrating value and operating like a business."
Congratulations to Melissa Thompson of the Society for Neuroscience. Melissa, hails from Saint Cloud, Minnesota, and is a big sweetgreen fan and loves vacations to Puerto Rico and London, United Kingdom.
She'd say this to her 20 year old self if given the chance: "Don't worry so much. Keep learning, keep interested, and you'll be fine."
Melissa thinks "Associations will need to be more fluid and responsive to members' needs, as well as collaborative" to keep innovating in the future.
Here's his advice to his 20-year old self: "Enjoy the moment."
David thinks "Industry Consolidation" will be the single biggest trend to shape the future of associations.
Meet Jim Brewer, VP-Government & Public Affairs at the American Society of Interior Designers/ASID!
Pictured here with his better half, Jim is a Raleigh, North Carolina native and power lunches at Bobby Van's Grill.
His advice to his 20 year old self is: "Work hard, work smart, be nice to people and never forget where you came from or who helped you get to where you are today."
Jim thinks "technology like Phone2Action" will be the single biggest trend shaping the future of associations
Kirsten Olean, Director of Meetings for the American Society for Microbiology, is one of DC's Top Association Innovators! This North Easton, Massachusetts native power lunches at Little Sesame and enjoys beach vacations.
Her advice to her 20 year old self is: "Be kinder to yourself."
Kirsten thinks the "expectation of customized, personalized products and services" will be the biggest trend impacting the future of associations.