ARLINGTON, Va. – National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) president and CEO Steven Anderson has been selected to serve as chair-elect of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and as Chair of the ASAE research foundation board. These volunteer roles begin on September 1, 2020, and are anticipated to result in Anderson’s service as Chair of the ASAE board of directors beginning on September 1, 2021.
ASAE announced its leadership nominations this week.
For 100 years, ASAE has served as a leader and support of progress and innovation in the association industry, with the ultimate goal of making society smarter, better and safer. ASAE is a membership organization of more than 48,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations.
“At the heart of ASAE’s value proposition is the organization’s focus on showing what associations and their members do for communities during times of crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Also at the heart of ASAE’s value is its extraordinary and longstanding work on issues related to social justice, equality, diversity and inclusion. I look forward to continuing to help advance these issues and other issues at a crucial time for our nation, through service to the NACDS membership and to the ASAE membership alike,” Anderson said.
Anderson has held several leadership roles in ASAE throughout his career in association leadership. Currently, he serves as Secretary-Treasurer and as a member of the Board of Directors. Previously, he as served as Chair of the ASAE Finance Committee, of the ASAE Public Policy Committee, of the ASAE Key Industry Associations Committee, and of the ASAE Insurance Commission. In addition to holding the IOM designation from the Institute for Organization Management of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Anderson holds the FASAE and CAE designations conferred by ASAE.