Lynda J. Patterson, MS, CAE, president and owner of Association Management Partners, LLC, has been named a 2010 Fellow to the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and The Center for Association Leadership. Patterson is one of only five association executives nationwide to be honored in 2010.
"Fellows are identified by their demonstration of continual leadership, emotional intelligence and visionary and strategic thinking, as well as having earned certification in our industry. The selection committee agrees that these new Fellows exemplify these attributes," said R. Norris Orms, FACHE, CAE, chair of ASAE and The Center's Fellows Selection Committee.
"The ASAE Fellows Selection Committee chose Lynda because of her experience and expertise in the association community, her perspective and vision for the future of associations, and her current and past volunteer leadership. This selection speaks very highly of Lynda and her leadership," said Wisconsin Society of Association Executives President Daniel C. Borschke, CAE.
Patterson is one of 220 association professionals who have received the Fellows designation since the program's inception in 1986. Serving as role models and ambassadors for the association community, Fellows seek out opportunities to serve on boards and committees and serve as speakers, authors, reviewers and mentors.
The Fellows program recognizes individual accomplishments and contributions to ASAE and The Center and the association community. The goals of the Fellows are:
- To represent a diverse community of thought leaders that create and expand on both knowledge and insight into the strategic issues of the profession and industry;
- To identify and develop future leadership;
- To take an active role in ASAE and The Center in areas such as mentoring Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) scholars and Future Leaders Conference participants, and in the identification of future trends and issues;
- To serve through their active leadership and support of ASAE and The Center and Fellows activities and programs.
The Fellows selection process includes nomination by a peer; an in-depth application describing the individual's innovation, leadership and commitment to the profession; an interview with a member of the selection committee; and ultimately selection from among a group of highly-qualified candidates. This year the Fellow selection committee had the privilege of reviewing more than 25 association industry representatives.