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Recruiter Q&A: Pamela Kaul

In her nearly 20 years as president and founder of the recruitment and
leadership development firm Association Strategies, Inc., Pamela Kaul
has conducted executive searches for organizations, including the
American Institute of Architects and the National Council of Chain
Restaurants. Kaul shares her insights on what associations are looking
for in new executives and what makes certain candidates stand out.

Profile: Jerry Howard, National Association of Home Builders

“Housing and real estate was in my blood,” said Jerry Howard of his
upbringing as the son of a residential home builder.  He began his
career in associations with the National Association of Realtors and
later served as the chief lobbyist for the National Council of State
Housing Agencies.  Howard spent 13 years climbing the ranks in NAHB,
before he was named executive vice president and CEO in 2001.

Auto Alliance Initiates CEO Search

September 14, 2006

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Inc., a trade association composed of nine car and light truck manufacturers, has opened a search this month for a new CEO.

Current CEO Fred Webber has managed the $35 million association, with 44 staff, since 2004. Webber, 68, retired from the American Chemistry Council in 2002. 

Exit Interview: W. Henson Moore

In
his 16 years with American Forest & Paper Association, W. Henson
Moore weathered several reorganizations, industry consolidation and
shrinking membership. This summer he begins the next chapter of his career,
retirement. Moore spoke to CEO Update about riding out the tough times
as a CEO and his plans for the future.

Clear Communications - The Essential Ingredient

By Gerard F. Hurley, CAE
Association Executive Resources Group

August 31, 2006

Effective communications, or the lack of it, is the discipline that often separates organizations in the ascendancy from all others.  A group must have a vision and mission and know with certainty its members’ wants, needs, and expectations; it needs to develop the required assets and deliver the anticipated “benefits” to have something to tell, of course.  All easier said than done.

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