Emerging Leaders Program


Emerging Leaders Program

The purpose of the Emerging Leaders program is to provide Association Forum with a program that concentrates its focus on advancing association professionals under the age of 35 within their careers.

The program highlights influential and powerful techniques that teach young professionals how to take the next steps to success using conventional and non-conventional methods, creating a quality, exclusive cohort learning together over the course of six months.

Kicking off at Forum Forward, the Emerging Leaders will get to know each other and be recognized for the upcoming program. They will read a book on leadership throughout the six-month program concluding with a book report presentation to an executive panel. Each Emerging Leader will have access to an association executive mentor. 

By attending, you can expect to:
  • Strengthen your communication and leadership skills
  • Learn from industry executives and receive one-on-one mentoring
  • Develop professional relationships with peer leaders
  • Attend two Association Forum Signature Events: Forum Forward and Holiday Showcase

Program fee: $1250

Forum Forward and Holiday Showcase registration fees are included in the program fee.

Registration for the 2020 program will open soon!

Emerging Leaders Program Title Partner


Emerging Leaders Program Experience Partner


2019 Emerging Leaders

Dan Beavers - Selected Independent Funeral Homes
Brittney Conway - American Society of Anesthesiologists
Maria B Dickman - Chicago Association of REALTORS
Christine DiGiovanni Young - Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association
Kim Ellison, MNM, CAE - American Society of Anesthesiologists
Kathleen Fultz - Water Quality Association
Jamie Garcia, CMP - Emergency Nurses Association
Michael Golak - Bostrom
Amanda Hortsman, Esq. - Society of Critical Care Medicine
Tim Mucha - Emergency Nurses Association
Mr. Brent Novosel - National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists
Gina Orlandi - CCIM Institute
Ms. Angelica Pollard - American Society of Anesthesiologists
Erik Rancatore - National Marine Manufacturers Association
Monae Redmond - Chicago Association of REALTORS
Dianna Reeves - CFA Society Chicago
Julie Rossberger - Emergency Nurses Association
LaShay Sydnor - CCIM Institute

2018 Emerging Leaders

Keelin Billue- Marketing Specialist- American Society of Anesthesiologists
Jean Boisson- Talent Acquisition Specialist- American Osteopathic Association
Ashley Daly- Governance Operations Manager- Emergency Nurses Association 
Becca Daly- Governance and Operations Manager- Arthroscopy Association of North America
Kristin Etherton- Meeting Planner- American Society of Anesthesiologists
Priya Garg- Director of Student and Young Physician Affairs- American Osteopathic Association
Brooke Johnson- Director of Digital Strategy- American Osteopathic Association
Jaclynne Debra Madden- Associate Director of Marketing & Education- Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago
Matthew McNutt- Simulation Education and MOCA Coordinator- American Society of Anesthesiologists
Michelle Michelotti- Simulation Education & MOCA Manager- American Society of Anesthesiologists
Michael Moran- Director of Business Development- American Osteopathic Association
Stephen Rangel- Digital Marketing Manager- CCIM Institute
Allison Read- Associate Director- American Bar Association
Vanessa Velasco- WE Local Manager, Events and Marketing- Society of Women Engineers
Maggie M Voves- Coordinator- American Society of Anesthesiologists