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Getting the Full Story

Many successful CEOs say they didn’t know the full scope of problems inside an association before they took the top job

Profile: Gary Shapiro, CEA

For a trade group of its clout and size, you might expect Gary Shapiro,
CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, to spend most of his time
on Capitol Hill lobbying legislators. In fact, Shapiro says he tries to
stay out of Washington’s politics.

Cleary Leaves NAM for PR Firm

May 23, 2007

After 10 years with the National Association of Manufacturers, Patrick Cleary has resigned to become the director of digital public affairs for Fleishman-Hillard, a global public relations firm.

In his new role, Cleary, 51, will use blogs and digital media platforms that he pioneered for communications at NAM to advise business clients on how to reach their audience. 

Primed to Lead: Ronald W. Engelbreit, CPA

When Ronald W. Engelbreit arrived at the American Association of
Neurological Surgeons as director of finance in October 2000, he found
an association that was losing $250,000 to $300,000 a year and needed
an immediate overhaul of its financial systems.


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