About TSAE

Better Together.

TSAE serves association professionals by creating strong connections – to peers, information, resources, inspiration and innovation – to advance careers and organizations. We help connect a community of high-achieving individuals who bring out the best in each other.

TSAE understands what it takes to be an association professional. It’s about having an ambitious spirit, a servant’s heart and a drive to organize people toward a shared vision. But no association professional can do it all alone. And that’s where TSAE comes in, because ultimately, we are Better Together.


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


TSAE is a thriving, diverse community of professionals; perpetually leading, shaping and advancing the association industry in Texas.

Core Values

Servant Hearted

We are a people-first organization.  At our core, we are here to be of service to our association professionals and partners who organize people to accomplish a purpose.


We exist to create connections and foster a diverse network of professionals in and beyond Texas that benefit our members and the society they serve.


We are a trusted partner for continuous learning and professional development.  We have a commitment to modeling best practices for association management and advancing the profession.


We are committed to trying new things.  We constantly scan the horizon to stay ahead of trends not only to advance our own organization, but also to help our members advance theirs.


We approach our work with integrity knowing our members trust us to provide credible and reliable counsel. They look to us to help them grow their own careers and advance the associations they serve.

Diversity & Inclusion Position Statement

TSAE aims to be a resource and model for members and organizations on effective practices that drive successful Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives. TSAE believes in fostering a culture amongst our members that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable to all. Through diverse perspectives, an inclusive culture, and equal opportunities, we are Better Together!



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 1,100 association professionals who represent Texas-based associations and societies and as well as corporations and firms that provide services to associations.

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


Economic Impact of Associations

Learn more about the 2019 Economic Impact of Texas Association study



CAE Approved Provider

TSAE is a CAE Registered Provider. Programs through TSAE meet the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every program that we offer that has been approved for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation. We will maintain records of your participation in accordance with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Registered Provider program, please visit www.asaecenter.org/cae

Learn more about the CAE Program.  



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