Staff

Association Forum Staff

Meet the Tribe

Artesha Moore, FASAE, CAE
President & CEO
Phyllis Scott 
Senior Director, Business Operations
Alec Rosofsky, CAE, CMP,
Director, Learning & Events
Carrie Dellamano, CPRP
Director, Marketing & Engagement
Monica Linders, MBA
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Abie Gregorash
Learning & Engagement Specialist
Regina White
Senior Staff Accountant
Nicole Dawson
Human Capital Consultant
Kim Kelly, CAE
Editor-in-Chief, FORUM Magazine
     

       

      Artesha Moore

      Artesha Moore, FASAE, CAE
      President & CEO
      312.924.7070
      executiveoffice@associationforum.org

      Artesha Moore, FASAE, CAE is the President and CEO of Association Forum. Association Forum is the “association of associations” in Chicago. Founded in 1916, it has nearly 4,000 members. These members represent more than 44,000 association professionals from nearly 1,600 Chicago associations. These organizations serve 27 million individual members, have 9 million donors, and generate $10.3 billion annually in economic impact. Moore is an active contributor and strategist within the association management community with more than 20 years of professional leadership experience.

      Throughout her career, she has helped associations set and exceed aggressive membership and volunteer engagement goals while integrating new technology solutions and strategies. She has had the opportunity to work with organizations that serve a variety of industries including healthcare, engineering, and scientific research institutions. For more than 20 years, she has worked tirelessly to create lasting structures that help identify volunteers and staff whose voices and ideas were not being heard and provide them with opportunities to lead. She has a knack for fixing uncommon problems by working from the inside of the problem out while empowering everyone around her.

      Artesha holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and Management degree from the University of Maryland- Global Campus. She has been a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) since 2001. She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE). She was inducted into ASAE’s Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) in 2010. She was named as one of Association Trends magazine’s Young and Aspiring Association Professionals in 2012. In 2021, she was selected as one of the 2021 ASAE class of Fellows. She has served on several ASAE committees and task forces. She is currently a member of ASAE’s Foresight Works Advisory Group. She has also served as faculty for the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management where she developed a course to teach the new DEI curriculum. More importantly, she spends time mentoring the next generation of leaders by pushing them to find their own solutions to common and uncommon problems.

      • Her favorite hobby: cooking.
      • Her Oscar walkout song: Public Service Announcement by Jay-Z.
      • Her superhero power: whatever Dr. Jean Grey has.
      • Most people would be surprised to know that…she loves black and white classic movies, especially 1940s film noir. 

       

      Phyllis Scott

      Phyllis Scott
      Senior Director, Business Operations
      312.924.7033
      scott@associationforum.org

      A native of Chicago, Phyllis joined Association Forum in 2014. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business and a M.A. Ed. from the University of Phoenix. Phyllis previously has held positions with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, SPSS and IBM. As part of the leadership team, she is responsible for cultivating relationships with partners and members. She also manages all systems and processes for Association Forum. When she isn’t busy advancing the association management profession, Phyllis loves to spend time traveling, hanging out with family, watch movies and gathering with friends.

      • A famous person she would like to have dinner with: Whoopi Goldberg.
      • Her favorite holiday is: Christmas because it is a great time to relax and catch up with family.
      • What she would like to do as a second career: any job on an action movie set.

       

      Alec Rosofsky

      Alec Rosofsky, CAE, CMP
      Director, Learning & Events
      312.924.7024
      rosofsky@associationforum.org

      Alec joined Association Forum in October 2022. Working collaboratively with volunteers and staff, he is responsible for leading the education and events team to design timely, relevant and innovative learning programs that advance the Association Forum community. Alec has more than 20 years of association leadership experience across numerous industries including healthcare, technology and professional services, having previously worked at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the American College of Healthcare Executives and SmithBucklin. He holds an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a BA in psychology and Spanish from the University of Rochester. Originally from New York, Alec enjoys exercise, travel, and dessert. 

      • His favorite band is: the Grateful Dead 
      • His favorite movie is: Airplane! 
      • His favorite instrument is: the banjo
      • His dream career is: professional cyclist

       

      Carrie Dellamano

      Carrie Dellamano, CPRP
      Director, Marketing & Engagement
      312.924.7030
      dellamano@associationforum.org

      Carrie enthusiastically joined the Association Forum team in November 2023, kicking off her first week at the signature Holiday Showcase conference. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Parks and Recreation Administration from Illinois State University. Launching her career leading tours throughout North America, she started as a Tour Director and ended as the Director of Marketing at NBTours, a privately owned tour operator. She gained valuable experience in customer service, strategic marketing, and business management early on as well as became a big fan of associations as a member of the National Tour Association (NTA). In 2009, Carrie accepted the position as Lemont Park District’s Sales and Marketing Director initiating the opening of The CORE Fitness & Aquatic Complex, a 70k sq-ft. state-of-the-art fitness and recreation facility. She developed a complete marketing strategy which yielded a membership base of over 3,000. She also played an integral role in overall district development and daily operations. Carrie’s passion for associations carried over to this industry as an active member of Illinois Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA), Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD), and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) where she earned her Certified Parks and Recreation Professional accreditation. In 2017, she stepped into an expanded role at the district as the Director of Recreation and Communications, overseeing all programming and marketing. Carrie is excited to bring her diverse professional experience and association passion as the Director of Marketing and Engagement for Association Forum. As a proud mom of twins, Carrie loves spending time with her family. Camping, attending concerts, traveling, reading, and going to the beach are some fun things she thoroughly enjoys! 

      • Her favorite movie: Say Anthing
      • Her favorite hobbies: Reading, Puzzles, and Legos
      • Her favorite activities: Anything Outdoors! Especially going to the beach and camping
      • She loves all kinds of music!

       

      Monica Linders

      Monica Linders, MBA
      Manager, Marketing & Communications
      312.924.7009
      linders@associationforum.org
      Originally from Southern Illinois, Monica joined Association Forum in May 2021. She previously held positions at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and Ocean Tomo, LLC. Monica has more than 10 years of marketing and branding experience. At Association Forum, she is responsible for marketing and communication strategy and implementation. When she is not busy advancing the association management profession, Monica enjoys traveling, spending time with family, watching sports, and photography.

      • Her favorite hobby: photography
      • Her favorite team: Manchester City FC
      • Her superhero power would be: whatever Captain Marvel has
      • Her favorite TV Show: a two-way tie between The Office and Friends

       

      Abie Gregorash

      Abie Gregorash
      Community & Learning Specialist
      312.924.7004
      gregorash@associationforum.org

      Abie officially joined Association Forum in April 2024. She has more than 15 years of experience in associations in and around Chicago. At Association Forum, Abie works with education, membership, and business development. When she isn’t busy advancing the association management profession, she enjoys music, movies, and gardening.

      • Her first job was: KayBee Toys
      • Her favorite TV show: Great British Baking Show
      • Her favorite music: varies by mood, but always includes David Bowie

        


      Regina White

      Regina White
      Senior Staff Accountant
      312.924.7011
      white@associationforum.org

      Originally from Gary, Indiana, Regina joined Association Forum in June of 2015. She previously has held positions with the Sun Times Media, Chicago Family Health Center and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Regina has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and earned her bachelor’s degree from Purdue University. At Association Forum, Regina performs the general accounting functions. When she isn’t busy advancing the association management profession, Regina enjoys shopping, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.

      • Her favorite magazine: Essence.
      • Her first job was: a cashier at McDonald’s.
      • Her favorite place to travel: anywhere tropical.
      • A famous person she would like to have dinner with: Jaime Fox. She thinks he’d be a blast.

      Nicole Dawson

      Nicole Dawson
      Human Capital Consultant
      312.924.7023
      dawson@associationforum.org

      Originally from Bloomington, Illinois, Nicole joined Association Forum in March of 2015. She previously has held positions with StartSampling, Inc., 7-Eleven, and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Nicole has more than 20 years of experience in Human Capital Strategy. At Association Forum, Nicole is responsible for providing human resources solutions specific to employee engagement, total rewards management, talent acquisition and retention, workforce planning, performance assessment, and organizational development, all in support of a Welcoming – and Engaging  Environment. When Nicole isn’t busy advancing the association management profession, she enjoys cooking, interior painting/design and being active with her family.

      • Her favorite magazine: Wine Enthusiast.
      • What she would like to do as a second career: be an architectural designer.
      • Her first job was: in the entomology lab at Funk Seeds.

       

      Kim Kelly

      Kim Kelly, CAE
      Editor-in-Chief, FORUM Magazine 
      kelly@associationforum.org

      A native Chicagoan, Kim joined Association Forum in 2019. Kim is a writer, designer, and content strategist. She has more than 15 years' experience in association publications. She was named a 2015 Forty Under 40 honoree, and she earned her CAE in 2016. Kim is responsible for both the online and print versions of FORUM Magazine. She is liaison to Forum’s Content Working Group and enjoys working with volunteers to make a content strategy come to life. Kim also works with various departments when writing and editing are needed. You can find Kim’s byline in most issues of FORUM Magazine.

      • Her favorite hobbies: Running and crochet
      • Her first job: Anything needed at her parents' spring factory
      • Her favorite sport to watch: Baseball (Go Cubs!)
      • Her favorite sport to play: Tennis