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Tuft Leads CEO Search for Association Forum

Tuft & Associates is pleased to be leading the search for the next President & CEO of Association Forum, the “association of associations” in Chicago.

The Tuft team’s partner for the Association Forum search is Association Strategies, Inc., our longtime colleagues, based in Washington, DC.

Association Forum announced the President & CEO search with the following news release.

For more information about the CEO search, please contact Jill M. Christie, President, at jchristie@tuftassoc.com

CHICAGO (August 4, 2021) —Association Forum has selected Tuft & Associates, Inc., Chicago, and Association Strategies, Inc., Washington, DC, to conduct the search for the new President and CEO. The executive committee selected the firms based on their proven track record of placing quality candidates and their focus on association recruitment. Together, these two respected firms have co-led many high-profile executive searches nationwide in a collaborative partnership.

“We are looking forward to working with these firms on this incredibly important initiative. Their focus on DE&I aligns with Association Forum’s Welcoming Environment® strategy and will help us make the best, most inclusive selection for Association Forum,” says Paul Pomerantz, FASAE, CAE, Association Forum Board Chair and Denise Froemming, CAE, CPA, Association Forum Board Vice Chair and Chair of the Search Committee.

In addition, Kimberly Mosley, CAE, CPE, Association Forum member, and previous board member, will assist with the search in her position as the Diversity and Inclusion Consultant with Tufts & Associates, Inc.

“A transition to new leadership is a major step for any organization, but it is particularly significant at this time for Association Forum, the leading organization that serves our Chicagoland associations and advances the association management profession nationwide. We are honored to be selected for this search,” says Jill M. Christie, President of Tuft & Associates, Inc. and Pamela Kaul, President of Association Strategies, Inc.

In the interim, Association Forum has appointed Suzanne Berry, MBA, CAE, to serve as the Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective August 2, 2021.

About Association Forum
The mission of Association Forum is to advance the professional practice of association management. Founded in 1916, Association Forum serves 4,000 association professionals whose efforts serve more than 37 million members and generate $22 billion in global annual expenditures. Visit www.associationforum.org for more information.