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Donna Oser, CAE

President and CEO

Michigan Society of Association Executives

Association Member

Professional Bio

Today’s rapid advancements in technology, diverse, multigenerational work force, and changing economy present significant challenges for associations and nonprofits. A Certified Association Executive® with 20+ years of experience in nonprofit management, Donna combines business acumen, an entrepreneurial mindset and a creative approach to collaboration to help organizations leverage change to build capacity, grow influence and, ultimately, achieve their unique purposes.

Donna channels her passion via four primary mediums:

• Facilitating shared decision-making, planning and problem solving with groups of all sizes
• Presenting to enrich the knowledge, skills and attitudes of individuals and organizations
• Coaching individuals and teams towards desired outcomes and improved decision-making
• Consulting by providing technical expertise on association management and leadership issues


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Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Business M.S. Management, Strategy & Leadership
Cleary University Summa Cum Laude A.B.A. Accounting
Cleary University Summa Cum Laude | Gold Academic Excellence B.B.A. Business Administration & Management
2005 Michigan PTA Honorary Lifetime Membership
2006 MSPRA Distinguished Achievement Award
2007 PTA Lifetime Achievement Award
2007 MASSP Bold Leadership in Education Reform
2008 MASA Champion for Children Award
2012 Cleary University Entrepreneurial Award
2016 Diamond Award -Best in Show- Non Dues Revenue
2016 Diamond Award - Conferences & Exhibitions
2018 Diamond Award - Strategic Association Leader
2021 Governors Award - Innovative Tourism Collaboration
Volunteer Work:
Michigan Animal Health Foundation, Trustee
Association Societies Alliance, Chair Elect
Personal Credentials