Ignite the Restart: Executive Webinar Track

Ignite the Restart: Executive Webinar Track

Intended Audience: Directors, C-suite, and CEO-level association professionals
Track price: $99 (members); $139 (non-members)
Price per webinar: $29 (members); $39 (non-members)

Note: All four webinars will be available on demand to those who purchase the series. If you can't attend live, you can still purchase all four at the package price.

In this four-part webinar series we will consider how associations can start preparing today for their post-pandemic restart. The series will start by taking a macro look at how associations can contribute to restarting the economy. Then we’ll dive deep into the new strategic and financial considerations to ensure post-pandemic organizational success. Finally, we’ll conclude the series by examining the skills a CEO must develop to restart their organization’s success.

As a result of participating in these sessions, CEOs and senior executives will be able to:
  • Examine potential pathways for economic recovery and how to prepare for different futures
  • Develop different ways to plan for extreme uncertainty
  • Explore possibilities to finance growth post-pandemic
  • Expand professional network through the creation of executive-level learning community on the journey together


Part 1- Beyond Survival: A Closer Look at How to Restart the Post-Pandemic Financial Future
Tuesday, June 16, 10 - 11 a.m. CT

On the financial front, looking outside the typical association model can afford us new opportunities too. This also means getting out of our comfort zone. In this webinar we will consider how to preserve financial strength, how to self-fund from operating margins and different options for capital. These creative approaches may come with a certain amount of risk and can mean giving up some control to ultimately achieve stability.

Presented by
  • Henry H. Chamberlain, APR, FASAE, CAE, President and Chief Operating Officer, BOMA International
  • Velma Hart, FASAE, CAE
  • Todd Shapiro, President and CEO, Illinois CPA Society
  • Lisa Steininger

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Part 2- Team Competence Needed to Restart the Post-Pandemic Association
Tuesday, June 23, 10 -11 a.m. CT

Strong leadership is the key to help all other components to success fall into place and ensure organizations emerge stronger than ever before. In this webinar we’ll explore what new skill sets should be developed by CEOs and competencies among the team required to help them lead their association out of this pandemic. To do so, we’ll consider the impact of past crises and what indicators from the past can help eliminate some uncertainty from the future we are preparing for today.

Presented by
  • Loretta DeLuca, FASAE, Founder and CEO, DelCor Technology Solutions, Inc.
  • Pamela Kaul, Founder, President & CEO, Association Strategies, Inc.
  • Paul Pomerantz, FACHE, FASAE, Chief Executive Officer at American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Matt Sanderson, President & CEO, SmithBucklin

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Part 3- Associations as a Catalyst to Restart the Post-Pandemic Economy
Tuesday, June 30, 10 -11 a.m. CT

One thing is certain. The future post-pandemic will look different. Planning for this new future outlook will take an innovative approach and some risk. The association value proposition will likely change and the traditional strategic planning process may no longer be relevant. Associations must consider the impact on services and revenues. Let’s take a look at how associations are partnering with technology to meet the needs of an increasingly virtual environment and set us up for a future that is more tech-driven than ever before. Associations must start planning now to survive in a prolonged downturn and thrive in the recovery.

Presented by:
Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE, President and CEO, American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Michelle Mills Clement, MNM, CAE, CEO, Chicago Association of REALTORS®
  • Abe Eshkenazi CSCP, CPA, CAE , Chief Executive Officer, ASCM
  • Jay Younger, President & CEO, McKinley Advisors

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Part 4- Strategic Roadmap to Restart the Post-Pandemic Future
July 7 from 10 - 11 a.m. (CT)

Associations bring people together in the spirit of advancement. As we come out of this global pandemic, associations will be the backbone helping each industry adapt to a changed society and economy. In this session we’ll take a macro look at the association ecosystem and explore how long recovery could take and what it’s course might be, what industries, occupations and regions might thrive and the overall impact on associations. We’ll explore how the crisis will impact balance sheets and access to capital and what assumptions, if any, can guide the restart.

Presented by:
  • Joel Albizo, FASAE, CAE, CEO, American Planning Association
  • Paul Borowski
  • Gary LaBranche, FASAE, CAE, President & CEO, National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI)

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Joel Albizo, FASAE, CAE- CEO, American Planning Association
As chief executive officer of the American Planning Association, Joel partners with elected leadership, members, staff, partners, and advisors to create great communities for everyone. Joel previously served as CEO of the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards, where he led innovations in professional testing, regulatory advocacy, and association governance. He also served as deputy executive director for the Society of Actuaries, where he led major organizational change initiatives as well as an award-wining branding program.

Paul Borowski

Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE- President and CEO, American College of Healthcare Executives
Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE, is president and CEO of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 48,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. With comprehensive programs in credentialing, education, career counseling, publications and research, ACHE works toward its goal of being the preeminent professional society for leaders dedicated to improving health.

Henry H. Chamberlain, APR, FASAE, CAE- President and Chief Operating Officer, BOMA international
Henry Chamberlain directs BOMA International’s staff in support of the association's 87 U.S. local associations, BOMA Canada and its 11 regional associations, and 17 BOMA international affiliates. Founded in 1907, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of U.S. local associations and global affiliates.

Michelle Mills Clement, MNM, CAE- CEO, Chicago Association of REALTORS®
Michelle is the CEO of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®, the “Voice for Real Estate in Chicago.” An experienced association executive for more than thirteen years, Mills Clement previously served as president and CEO of the Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) and association executive for the Washington State Commercial Association of REALTORS®. Prior to joining CBA, Mills Clement served as the Executive Director of NAIOP Washington State Chapter, the Commercial Real Estate & Development Association, where she implemented best practices in board governance and volunteer management.

Loretta DeLuca, FASAE- Founder and CEO, DelCor Technology Solutions, Inc.
As DelCor’s founder and CEO, Loretta is the inspiration for our work with associations and nonprofits. She has a particular interest in mission-critical business systems, such as AMS, and is an advocate for project management for complex IT projects. Loretta has served on ASAE’s Board of Directors and chaired a number of ASAE committees. For her exemplary support of the association community, Loretta received ASAE's 2015 Academy of Leaders Award and was named TRENDS 2017 Association Partner of the Year.

Abe Eshkenazi CSCP, CPA, CAE- Chief Executive Officer, ASCM
Abe Eshkenazi currently serves as the chief executive officer for ASCM. Prior to joining ASCM, Eshkenazi was the managing director for the Operations Consulting Group of American Express Tax and Business Services. Eshkenazi has provided business, operational, and compliance consulting services to professional service organizations, associations, and tax-exempt and government organizations.

Velma Hart, FASAE, CAE- CEO, Velma Hart and Associates
Velma Hart, FASAE, CAE is the CEO of Velma Hart and Associates located in National Harbor, Maryland. Her firm focuses on the identification, analysis and resolve of key problems and challenges that threaten organizations ability to be viable and relevant and identifies solutions that bridge the gap in achieving critical business outcomes. 

Pamela Kaul- Founder, President & CEO, Association Strategies, Inc.
Pamela offers three decades of experience in executive search, transition management, and organization development. As President & Founder, she pioneered ASI’s unique systems-based approach to executive search, and since founding the company in 1986, she has successfully applied it to deliver superior talent to hundreds of leading associations, foundations, NGOs and philanthropic institutions.

Gary LaBranche, FASAE, CAE- President & CEO, National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI)
Gary LaBranche, FASAE, CAE, is the President & CEO of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI). NIRI’s 3,000 members represent 1,600 publicly traded companies with a combined market cap of $9 trillion. He represents NIRI to Congress, media, the SEC, the stock exchanges and others.

Paul Pomerantz, FACHE, FASAE- Chief Executive Officer, American Society of Anesthesiologists
Paul Pomerantz is CEO for the American Society of Anesthesiologists®(ASA®). The Society is aneducational, research and scientific association with more than 53,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improve the care of the patient. In this role, Pomerantz is charged with helping the Society increase its impact on the anesthesiology specialty for members, their patients and the broader health care community.

Matt Sanderson- President & CEO, SmithBucklin
Matt Sanderson has more than 23 years of business development, strategy and leadership experience. The common thread throughout his career has been serving clients and leading change – including both growth and performance-improvement efforts. He joined SmithBucklin in 2010 and, most recently, served as executive vice president & chief executive of SmithBucklin’s Business + Trade Industry Practice. In that role, he led all aspects of the practice, including strategy, client organization service delivery and performance, new client development, talent development and acquisition, operational excellence, financial management and thought leadership.

Todd Shapiro- President and CEO, Illinois CPA Society
Todd also serves as President and CEO of the Illinois CPA Foundation, CPAs for the Public Interest as well as ex-officio board member of the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois. Mr. Shapiro is on the Accountancy Advisory Board for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the AICPA's Future of Learning Task Force and the AICPA's Peer Review Board. In 2015, Todd was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the accounting profession by Accounting Today.

Lisa Steininger- Chief Financial Officer, American Society of Anesthesiologists®
Lisa Steininger is Chief Financial Officer for the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®). She received a Master of Business Administration specializing in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Marquette University. As CFO, Lisa has responsibility for Accounting, Financial Planning and Analysis, and Corporate Relations and Business Development.

Jay Younger- President & CEO, McKinley Advisors
Jay is the president & CEO who makes sure that McKinley is one of the best places his employees have ever worked while earning the loyalty of his clients who seek his guidance again and again. During Jay’s twenty-plus years in the association industry, he has become widely known as an expert in strategic planning, dues restructuring, governance, membership, organizational development and branding. He has a consistent track record of helping clients tackle challenging issues and arrive at unprecedented successes.


Purchase the Entire Ignite the Restart: Executive Track
$99 (members); $139 (non-members)

Individually Purchase Part 1: Beyond Survival: A Closer Look at How to Restart the Post-Pandemic Financial Future
$29 (members); $39 (non-members)

Individually Purchase Part 2: Team Competence Needed to Restart the Post-Pandemic Association
$29 (members); $39 (non-members)

Individually Purchase Part 3: Associations as a Catalyst to Restart the Post-Pandemic Economy
$29 (members); $39 (non-members)

Individually Purchase Part 4: Strategic Road Map to Restart the Post-Pandemic Future
$29 (members); $39 (non-members)

Note: All four webinars will be available on demand to those who purchase the series. If you can't attend live, you can still purchase all four at the package price.