Today, Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) President & CEO, Steve Caldeira, assumed the role of Chair of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Board of Directors during the last day of the 2020 ASAE Virtual Annual Meeting & Exposition.
“During his tenure on the ASAE Board, Steve Caldeira has exhibited a deep commitment to ASAE and the association community,” said ASAE President & CEO, Susan Robertson, CAE. “Steve’s leadership of the ASAE Board comes at a time of change for the association community, as we react to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and the fight for social justice happening across the United States. I look forward to working with Steve and the ASAE Board to face these challenges and create a pathway to move the industry into the future.”
Each year, ASAE’s Leadership Committee selects a pool of Board candidates that best exemplifies the organization’s membership profile and supports ASAE’s mission. ASAE is made up of more than 47,000 individual members from 7,400 trade associations and professional societies, and Caldeira’s nomination is a testament to his knowledge of and dedicated service to the association community over the last 20 years.
“It is truly an honor and a privilege to serve as Chair of the ASAE Board of Directors,” said Caldeira. “Today, the association community is dealing with circumstances unlike anything we’ve ever seen: a global pandemic, unstable economy, and an emotional, jarring and long overdue, national reckoning with racial injustice. Together, this confluence of issues presents unique challenges and opportunities for ASAE and the association professionals it represents.
Moving forward, ASAE will remain committed to strengthening the value proposition for its members so they can successfully navigate through an increasingly complex public health, political, economic, and social climate. Now more than ever, trade associations and professional societies must reimagine their missions. With a new strategic plan nearly complete, ASAE will remain uniquely positioned to communicate the power of associations and their significant impact on society and the U.S. economy. I look forward to working with our dedicated Board of Directors, talented ASAE staff, and members to drive meaningful, positive and lasting change.”