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ASAE gears up for policy challenges at state, federal levels

Overtime pay, tax changes and new restrictions on professional certifications on plate of  ‘association of associations’ for 2019

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Jan. 18, 2019
By Walt Williams

The new year has brought a big change to ASAE’s advocacy team, which now has a new top lobbyist, but many of the policy issues facing the association sector are familiar.

Mary Kate Cunningham stepped up into the role of vice president of public policy at ASAE in January. The position previously was held by Jim Clarke, who recently retired after working at the association since 1997. Cunningham spoke to CEO Update about what legislation and regulatory changes ASAE is monitoring at the state and federal levels that would impact how associations do business.

Most of the policy issues tracked by ASAE are continuations of issues from previous years. One political fight where ASAE hasn’t taken sides is in the partial government shutdown.