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The Texas Society of Association Executives is a nonprofit professional organization for persons engaged in the management of voluntary trade and professional organizations in Texas.

TSAE provides the highest quality educational, leadership, and professional development opportunities to association executives and supplier members, which enhances the performance of the organizations they represent.


Providing association professionals a community for collaboration, learning, and leadership growth.


TSAE began in 1928 as Texas Trade Association Executives (TTAE). In 1956 TTAE changed its name to Texas Society of Association Executives.


TSAE is comprised of more than 1,000 association professionals who represent Texas-based associations and societies and as well as corporations and firms that provide services to associations.

View list of Texas Associations with members in TSAE

Ready to advance your professional career? Learn more and join TSAE here

2015 Financial Audit

Presented to the Board of Directors in March 2016. Download the 2015 Financial Audit 

EconOmic Impact of Associations

Download "Texas Associations Matter: An Economic Force" brochure

What is an Association?

Have you recently been hired by a non profit? Are you looking to learn more about the association world? If you work in the association profession, it is important that you understand the big picture. Enjoy our "Introduction to Associations" video below to learn more about our industry.


CAE Approved Provider

TSAE is a CAE Approved Provider. Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. Learn more about the CAE Program. 

Association Job Bank

Whether you’re looking for your first job in the association industry or ready to take the next step to advance your career, the TSAE Career Center is a one stop place to search open positions and apply directly to a posting.

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