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Association Forum Names New President and CEO

Artesha C. Moore, CAE, FASAE, has been named the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Association Forum, Chicago, effective February 14, 2022.

Moore is the current Vice President, Affiliation, Engagement, and Membership for the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Washington, D.C, where she created meaningful engagement opportunities for AGU members and the earth and space sciences community, and developed strategic plans to guide major program overhauls and realignment objectives. With more than 20 years of association experience, Moore previously served as Vice President, Membership, Education, and Technology, for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), Washington, D.C.

A University of Maryland graduate, magna cum laude, with a BS in Management Studies, Moore is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). She was named to the ASAE 2021 class of Fellows and was a Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) Scholar in 2010; and currently serves on ASAE’s Foresight Works Advisory Group.

This leadership search was conducted by Tuft & Associates, Inc., Chicago, and Association Strategies, Inc., Washington, D.C. “On behalf of the Tuft team and ASI, led by President Pamela Kaul, we are proud to have partnered with a dynamic Search Committee, as well as the Association Forum Board and staff, to identify Artesha Moore, a premier association executive who is ready to lead and inspire Association Forum in its important role as the ‘association of associations’ in Chicago,” says Jill Christie, Tuft President.

According to Association Forum Chair Paul Pomerantz, FASAE, CAE, “We are confident that we have found a strategic, innovative leader who will work with our passionate members, our wonderful staff, and our steadfast partners to help realize our potential.

“I would like to acknowledge the exceptional work of the Search Committee, chaired by Denise Froemming, CPA, CAE, President & CEO, California Society of CPAs. The Search Committee’s dedication, expertise, and diligence, along with that of our executive search firms, ensured we had a large pool of top candidates to find the one whose skills and talents best fit our needs and our vision for the future.”

Founded in 1916, Association Forum has nearly 4,000 members who represent more than 44,000 association professionals from nearly 1,600 Chicago organizations. These organizations serve 27 million individual members, have 9 million donors and generate $10.3 billion annually in economic impact.