Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAEPresident & CEO, Association Forum
Originally from the Washington, D.C., area, Michelle joined Association Forum on September 15, 2014. She earned her Bachelor of Science at Strayer University and MBA and MS at University of Maryland and previously has held positions with the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE). Michelle has more than 20 years of experience with the association market and is a member of ASAE and WSAE. When she isn’t busy advancing the association management profession, Michelle likes to run and experience new restaurants.
Kim Mosley, CAEWomen's Executive Forum Advisory Group ChairPresident, American Specialty Toy Retailing Association
Kimberly Mosley, CAE is the President of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA), the world’s largest specialty toy association serving more than 1,700 independent specialty toy retailers, manufacturers, sales representatives and toy industry experts. ASTRA is the nation’s only association dedicated to the education and expansion of the specialty toy industry. Kim has been a leader in the association industry for more than 20 years with experience in technology. Prior to her role with ASTRA, she served as CIO for the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and Association Forum where she served in many leadership roles including serving as chair of the Diversity Workforce Committee. In 2002, she was awarded the Diversity Executive Leadership Scholarship and in 2003, she earned distinction as a Certified Association Executive. She serves as adjunct faculty for Governors State University in healthcare informatics and serves on the advisory board for Prairie State Junior College. She also lectures, blogs and writes articles on association management and technology. Ms. Mosley holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Governors State University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago, IL.
Minal Patel, Senior Vice President, Market ManagerMetropolitan Chicago Global Banking & Markets - Bank of American Merrill Lynch
Maureen Lesak, Managing Director Global Corporate & Investment BankingBank of America Merrill Lunch
Stacey Hanke is author of the book; Influence Redefined…Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be, Monday to Monday®. She is also co-author of the book; Yes You Can! Everything You Need From A To Z To Influence Others To Take Action. Stacey is founder of Stacey Hanke Inc. She has trained and presented to thousands to rid business leaders of bad body language habits and to choose words wisely in the financial industry to the healthcare industry to government and everyone in between. Her client list is vast from Coca-Cola, FedEx, Kohl’s, United States Army, Navy and Air Force, McDonald’s, Publicis Media, Nationwide, US Cellular, Pfizer, GE, General Mills and Abbvie. Her team works with Directors up to the C-Suite. In addition to her client list, she has been the Emcee for Tedx. She has inspired thousands as a featured guest on media outlets including; The New York Times, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Thrive, SmartMoney magazine, The Economist and Business Week. She is a Certified Speaking Professional—a valuable accreditation earned by less than 10% of speakers worldwide.
We all want to enhance our influence…but what if we are sabotaging our influence without even knowing it? Join a 20 plus year keynoter and coach for Fortune 500 leaders as she explores what it takes to be influential Monday to Monday®, how to build a consistent brand and make sure you have the skills to influence others to take action.
This is a closed-door, candid talk among CEOs, as we explore our unique role of driving an organizational mission while balancing our own personal and professional needs, values, and goals. Join other Chief Executives for an open dialogue as we address current challenges and collective thoughts on critical issues for female CEOs.This is a must attend event for association CEOs...by association CEOs!Facilitator:
Linda Caradine-Poinsett Executive Director American College of Prosthodontists and American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation
Kimberly Mosley, CAE, CPE, Women's Executive Forum ChairPresident & CEO, The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA)
Panel/ Conversation Starters:Eileen Murray, CAE, MM, Executive Director, American Epilepsy SocietyMona Buckley, MPA, CAE, Executive Director, C200Linda Caradine-Poinsett, MBA,Ph.D., MJ, Executive Director, American College of Prosthodontists andAmerican College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation
Maureen Glass, FACHE
Maureen is an award-winning association executive with demonstrated success in running profitable businesses and operations. She is also an engaging trainer and executive coach, trained and certified by the very reputable Coaches Training Institute. The blend of her career in association management coupled with her current coaching and training allows Maureen to bring current perspectives of today’s organizational challenges to her workshops. Prior to becoming an executive coach, Maureen was a senior level executive in leadership roles within major associations. She is a successful executive experienced in general management, product development, marketing and sales with P&L accountability. She successfully grew a business from $1.6 million in sales to over $6 million. She is an experienced board member having served on two boards. Her warm engaging personality is well received by her current coaching clients who are achieving excellent results. Maureen is on the part-time faculty of Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and is on the faculty of the American Management Association.
Maureen is a coach with the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and you can read more about this role here.
Maureen is familiar with Association Forum of Chicago land having been an active member for many years. Here’s a quick look at her past involvement:
Founder and Co-chair of the Book Publishers Special Interest Group, March, 2012- 2013;
Member of the Forum’s Board of Directors, March, 2009 to March, 2012;
Chairperson, Membership Special Interest Group, 2006 to 2007;
Editorial Advisory Committee Member, 1999 to 2003; Chairperson, 2003 to 2004;
Certified Association Executive (CAE) Committee, Member, 2004 to 2005; Chairperson, 2005 to 2006.
You can read more about Maureen on her LinkedIn page: Maureen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 630-247-0348.
Aspiring CEOs, need to exude leadership presence and be able to move forward even when surrounded by uncertainty. What does it take to be a successful leader in this environment? How do senior leaders stay calm and effective in this atmosphere? They develop a solid toolkit and constantly freshen it with new ideas and tools.
Deirdre Drake, US Cellular Corporation
Deirdre is Sr. Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at US Cellular Corporation. US Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. Deirdre is responsible for delivering human capital strategies that directly enable the achievement of US Cellular’s strategic objectives. Deirdre began her career in human resources in 1989 with Marathon Oil Company. She has also held increasingly senior leadership positions in human resources with Kraft Foods, ARAMARK Corporation and The Bank of Montreal Financial Group. Prior to joining U.S. Cellular in April 2014, Deirdre was Managing Director and Chief Human Resources Officer for the Bank of Montreal Financial Group—Capital Markets Division. Deirdre earned a bachelor's degree in human resources from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Mich., and a master's degree in business administration from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. She is a lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association, serves as a board member with the Chicago Public Library Foundation and the American Red Cross of Chicago and Northern Illinois. She is also actively involved in a number of local and national not-for profit organizations.
Engage in an interactive discussion with Deirdre Drake, CHRO of a national wireless carrier, as she explores the power of conscious decision making, effective negotiating and balancing work/life. Discover what it means to lead by example including learning from all types and mentoring future women leaders.
Discover insights from a Chief Human Resources Officer on how to have it all! Learn how to be a stronger negotiator and effective decision-maker. Gain tools to help you learn and grow in your career.
In this presentation, Jon Vegosen examines sexual and other harassment from both the employee and employer perspectives. Attendees will engage in an open dialogue on this very important topic that is being addressed nationally.
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