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  • Bob Doyle and Jean Jernigan, CAE, CMP, have been appointed to MSAE’s Board of Directors. The appointments, which were recommended to the Board of Directors at its December 1 meeting by the Leadership Identification Committee, received unanimous support. About Bob Doyle Doyle is President and Chief Executive Officer for the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) where he provides read more ...

  • Crain's Detroit Business recently released its list of Michigan's most influential women in business, public policy, entrepreneurship, nonprofits, and higher education - we're thrilled to see association leaders and industry partners among them. Association leaders making Crain's list include Terry Barclay, President and CEO of Inforum; Fay Beydoun, Executive Director of the Arab American Chamber read more ...

  • What's in a legacy

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    Two decades of working in Lansing provided me with a front-row seat to observe the career progression and decision-making of many association and industry leaders. I've always appreciated how valuable a learning experience their leadership was for me - seeing what worked and what didn't, learning about their decision-making, and observing how they interacted with those they served as well read more ...

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    A bill was introduced to the House Education Committee this week that would prohibit the use of public dollars for membership dues in associations. If the work of your association doesn't relate directly to education, you probably skimmed right by it when reading Gongwer or MIRS. I have to admit I did. But then I got to thinking about the central issue: Should organizations pay membership dues? read more ...

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    Image credit: A detail from the north wall of Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry. Diego Rivera, 1932. Detroit Institute of Arts "Associations stand at the industry crossroads of the workforce as well as global, social and technological change." 1 As champions of the industries we serve, associations are uniquely positioned to help our members attract and retain talent amidst the read more ...

  • Ngage Management, a full-service association and event management company, and the Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE), which serves more than 3,000 association executives, professionals, and industry partners in the state, are pleased to announce the selection of Ngage Management as MSAE’s association management service provider and partner following a rigorous RFP solicitation and vetting read more ...

  • As Michigan's economic recovery begins, it is encouraging to see the association community forge ahead. Despite the challenges of learning to live (and lead) with COVID as a constant reality, it is clear that we are building a better future – together. It is impossible to look at the past 19 months (or the past 100 years, for that matter) and not appreciate the impactful role associations play in Michigan's read more ...