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Congratulations to the 14 participants selected for the 2016 class of Leadership TSAE!

Leadership TSAE is a nine-month program designed to help association professionals develop well-rounded skills and a broader knowledge base to enhance their professional abilities and make them a more valuable leader at their association.

The program includes exclusive education sessions, a community of growing association professionals, mentor/protégé relationship and personal assessment.

The first session will take place with a two-day retreat in February, with the program concluding in October.

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2016 Leadership TSAE Class

Timothy Brooks
Manager of Membership and Admissions, American Mensa

Mentor: Cathy Breden, CAE, CMP, EVP/COO, International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)

Joy England
Membership Director, Association of Texas Professional Educators

Mentor: Rick Bondurant, CAE, Director of Member Engagement and HR, Independent Insurance Agents of Texas

Alina Greavu
Communications Specialist, Independent Bankers Association of Texas

Mentor: Leslie Midgely, CAE, Executive Vice President and CEO, Texas Land and Title Association 

Marilyn Jones
Director of Finance/Membership, Associated Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Contractors of Texas

Mentor: Christopher Williston IV, CAE, Senior Vice President, Independent Bankers Association of Texas

Lindsey Jost
Marketing and Communications Manager, Career and Technology Association of Texas

Mentor: Tom Greer, CAE, Director of Communications, TASBO 

Allison Kaminsky
Communications Director, Texas Rural Water Association

Mentor: Kurt Wehrs, CAE, Principal Partner, Redwood Strategic Partners

Julie Marshall
Meetings and Sponsorships Manger, State Bar of Texas

Mentor: Michele Milam-Packard, CAE, Executive Director/Chief Strategist, Mended Hearts/Packard Business Strategies, LLC

Dr. Alice Owen
Executive Director, Texas K12 CTO Council

Mentor: Gary Godsey , Executive Director, ATPE

Rachel Robichaud
Director of Professional Development, Promotional Products Association international

Mentor: Stephen Shepard, CAE, Executive Director, BOMA Austin

Aaron Setliff
Director of Public Policy, Texas Council on Family Violence

Mentor: Keith Purcell, Director of Sales and Marketing, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

Jessica A. Smith
Assistant Executive Director, International Order of the Golden Rule

Mentor: Alicia Dover, CAE, Executive Director, Associated Plumbing, Heating Cooling Contractors

Amber Townsley
Manager, Continuing Competence Approval Program, Texas Physical Therapy Association

Mentor: Mary Lange, CAE, President, IBAT Education Foundation

Valerie Villarreal
Digital and Social Media Director, APRO/Association of Progressive Rental Organizations

Mentor: Nita Scott, Membership Services Administrator, The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (DKG)

Caleb Williams
Director of the Family Support Foundation & Office Mgr., National Guard Association of Texas

Mentor: Megan Woodburn, President, Strategic Association Management

Learn more about this year's class