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Profile: Jack Klimp, Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute

For years, members of the Gas Appliance Manufacturers
Association and the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute talked
about merging, but neither group could agree on an arrangement. A combined organization made sense to Jack Klimp, a
retired Marine with a second career running nonprofit groups and
associations. Since the board approved the merger in December, Klimp has been at the
helm of the consolidated, $20 million revenue industry group with one
of the largest lobbying forces for HVAC in Washington.

Nonprofits are a Growth Area for Search Firms

By Lina Khouri

Despite predictions of a slowdown,
growth in retained executive searches in the nonprofit industry beat
every other sector, a recent report finds.

The Association of Executive Search Consultants
released its latest quarterly State of the Executive Search Industry
report last week, which measures retained executive search activity
worldwide. 

ASAE to Discontinue Speakers Series

May 15, 2007

By Lina Khouri

Next month the final spotlight will shine on ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership's speakers series.

The Nation’s Capital Distinguished Speakers Series generally hosted four events a year during its 13 years in existence. This year the series draws to a close after only three events at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in Washington, D.C.

Primed to Lead: Cheryl Durst, IIDA

When Cheryl Durst became CEO and executive vice president of the International Interior Design Association she was greeted by a financial crisis. Durst successfully revitalized her association into a financially sound and high-style organization for professional interior designers. Here is her story.

IRS Clarifies Rule 409A for Deferred Comp

Organizations have until Dec. 31, 2007 to either comply with a new federal tax code section 409A, governing deferred compensation arrangements, or circumvent its reach to avoid significant tax penalties.

Profile: Kathleen Schmatz, AAIA

Kathleen Schmatz is not an association careerist or typical association CEO, but as she sees it that's an advantage. With a blend of industry and association staff, she's fashioning the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association to reflect her members right down to the vintage car desk and Mustang bucket seats in AAIA's lobby. A transplant from the automotive industry, Schmatz shares her fresh perspective on advocacy and Washington politics.

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