Ohio Academy of Family Physicians President-Elect Anna McMaster, MD, and Deputy Executive Vice President Kate Mahler, CAE, traveled to Chicago April 8-9 to attend the American Society of Association Executives Symposium for Chief Executive Officers and Chief Elected Officers (CEO).
OAFP’s incoming president and senior staff attend this conference annually to prepare for the upcoming Academy year. The symposium encourages staff leaders and volunteer leaders to explore annual priorities and determine how to best work together. Designed for leadership of professional societies, trade associations, and voluntary nonprofit organizations, the CEO Symposium provides insight into challenges facing association leaders, and highlights the value of informed policy and strategy as primary tools of the leadership team.
The goal is to reach a common understanding and commitment to the key components of successful governance, strategy, and organization.
Joining the OAFP at the Symposium was the leadership of the Georgia, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin Academies of Family Physicians. The leadership of the five state chapters enjoyed dinner together taking advantage of this unique opportunity to network and compare leadership strategies and priorities.