AMPED Association Management is excited to share that Donté P. Shannon, CAE is one of five association professionals selected for the ASAE (American Society of Association Executives) 2020 Class of Fellows.
Shannon is an account executive with AMPED and serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the Association of Equipment Management Professionals.
The ASAE Fellows program bestows this honorary recognition on fewer than 1 percent of ASAE's membership. Those who are named ASAE Fellows are called to continued service to the community—as authors, mentors, conference facilitators, and leaders.
“I am thrilled that ASAE has recognized Donté as a Fellow and I’m so proud to have him on the AMPED leadership team,” said AMPED President and Owner Lynda J. Patterson, FASAE, CAE. “Donté has a remarkable passion and vision for association management that shows with every interaction — whether with staff or association leaders and members. He is truly one of a kind!”
“It is such an honor to be selected as a 2020 ASAE Fellow,” said Shannon, “representing the enormous amount of talent at AMPED, and following in the footsteps of the company's esteemed founder, Lynda Patterson. I look forward to continuing my contributions to the association management profession and the associations we serve at AMPED.”
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 who contribute knowledge and insight into the strategic issues of the profession and industry.
- To identify and develop future association leaders, including by mentoring Diversity Executive Leadership Program scholars and Future Leaders Conference participants.
- To take an active role in identifying future association trends and issues.
- To serve through their active leadership and support of ASAE 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.