Professional Practice Committee

The Professional Practices Committee is a policy and strategy recommending body that reports to the Board of Directors. Its primary function is to review and provide updates to Association Forum’s Professional Practice Statements and to develop new statements.

The Committee:

  • Is subdivided into task forces to work on revising and creating statements.
  • Reviews Professional Practice Statements to determine if the statements should be updated, retired or left as is.
  • Revises those statements in need of updating by submitting a revised draft to the Board of Directors for consideration.
  • Develops new statements on issues/areas not currently addressed. This requires drafting a scope statement for consideration by the Board of Directors first and then once approved; the full statement is drafted and submitted to the Board of Directors for consideration.
  • Reviews and develops professional practice statements containing inclusive language and topics related to diversity & inclusion.


The Committee Is Recommended for Members Who Are:

  • Seasoned association executives who have a broad understanding of association management issues and leadership experience.
  • Seasoned supplier partners who have a broad understanding of association management issues and leadership experience.


Time Commitment:

  • Committee meetings and conference calls as necessary
  • Review and editing of statements


Task force meetings 

  • Conference calls 
  • Face-to-face or virtual meetings as necessary


Members

Kathleen Bell, MBA, CAE, FASAE, Chair
Kathy Lovato, CMP, DES, Vice Chair
Dawn Amaskane, CMP
Connie Arkus
James Cox
Alexis Curtis, CMP
Maria Dickman
Ewa Greenier, MPH, MBA, CAE
Amanda Hortsman, Esq.
Julianna Kazragys, FACHE, CAE
Mir Mustafa, JD, CAE
Mary Schnitzer
Lidia Varesco Racoma
Michael White
Gregg Witt

Board Liaison
Carol Pape, CAE

Staff Contact
Sarah Murphy, CAE
murphy@associationforum.org