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Profile: Steve Largent, CTIA-The Wireless Association

After a record-setting NFL career as a wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks and eight years in Congress, Steve Largent became CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association.  Recently, Largent sat down with CEO Update and shared details about how he got the job at CTIA, how he manages a growing and innovative industry and whether he ever gets the bug to run for office again.

D’s in Demand

Contract lobbying firms are pining for candidates with Democratic connections to balance their own ranks

Crossing Over: Finding Your Worth in the Private Sector

Can association execs transfer their skills to the private sector? Although recruiters and consultants say many of the same skill-sets apply to both sectors, association execs, especially those in the CEO role may have a tough time transferring to the corporate world.  Senior staff, however, with core competency skills can make the move more easily.

Up & Comers Series: Sue Hensley

Senior Vice President for Marketing and Media Relations
National Restaurant Association

“I’ve been fortunate to work for such a great industry and so many inspirational entrepreneurs who exemplify the American dream and have gone from the dish room to the board room. It’s an honor and a privilege to work for those folks.”

Profile: Jack Gerard, American Chemistry Council

As CEO of the National Mining Association, Jack Gerard re-focused and re-energized the group creating a more effective advocacy organization. Admiring his work, the American Chemistry Council recruited him away in 2005 and asked him to do the same for their $100 million association still working out the kinks from a recent merger with the American Plastics Council. CEO Update sat down with Gerard to talk about his transition into trade associations and his management philosophy.

News: November 2006

Risk Management Association Search Begins

November 1, 2006

The Risk Management Association launched the search for a new chief
executive officer this week, with the selection of executive search
firm Christian & Timbers.

Current president and CEO, Maurice H. Hartigan II, announced plans
to retire in the second quarter of 2007 at a recent board meeting.  

Executive Coach Q&A: Peter McCarthy

Championing a community-network approach to cracking the job market,
Peter McCarthy has been coaching association executives in career
transition for more than 25 years.  Recently, McCarthy spoke with CEO
about recovering from being fired, establishing a vital network,
and maintaining a life-work plan.


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