Professional Practice Committee

Professional Practice Committee

The Professional Practices Committee is a policy and strategy recommending body that reports to the Board of Directors. Its primary function is to review and provide updates to Association Forum’s Professional Practice Statements and to develop new statements.

The Committee:

  • Is subdivided into task forces to work on revising and creating statements.
  • Reviews Professional Practice Statements to determine if the statements should be updated, retired or left as is.
  • Revises those statements in need of updating by submitting a revised draft to the Board of Directors for consideration.
  • Develops new statements on issues/areas not currently addressed. This requires drafting a scope statement for consideration by the Board of Directors first and then once approved; the full statement is drafted and submitted to the Board of Directors for consideration.
  • Reviews and develops professional practice statements containing inclusive language and topics related to diversity & inclusion.

The Committee Is Recommended for Members Who Are:

  • Seasoned association executives who have a broad understanding of association management issues and leadership experience.
  • Seasoned supplier partners who have a broad understanding of association management issues and leadership experience.

Time Commitment:

  • Full committee meeting
  • Face-to-face meetings (1-2)
  • Conference calls as necessary

Task force meetings 

  • Conference calls (preferred medium-at least 2)
  • Face-to-face meetings as necessary
  • Review and editing of statements

Chair

Tammy Dillard-Steels, MPH, MBA, CAE
tdillard-steels@ache.org

Members

Ms. Lannisa James, MBA
Caley Mutrie, CAE
Mr. Burt Blanchard
Ms. Marilyn Jansen
Ms. Kathleen M M. Bell, FASAE, MBA, CAE
Michael Kutnick
Ms. Elizabeth O'Keefe
Erik Rancatore
Aubrie Kobernus, MBA
Ms. Sandra Samargis
Ms. Melanie Stanton, CAE

Board Liaison

Ralph Gaillard, M.Ed.

Staff Contact
Katie Callahan-Giobbi

callahan-giobbi@associationforum.org