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CEO Update Events


The CEO Update LIVE event series brings leading experts together to explore topics of keen interest to association executives, from leadership issues to executive recruiting to compensation trends.

There are no registration fees for CEO Update premium members. For regular members, the registration fee is $29.  The non-member fee is $99. Attendance is limited to 100 association executives.


Skills for the C-Suite

September 10, 2019 8:00 to 9:30 am
Fairmont Hotel, Washington, DC
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Join CEO Update and veteran CEOs and association executive recruiters to discuss the characteristics, qualities and skills needed to make it to (and stay in) the c-suite.  

This candid discussion with experienced CEOs and leadership experts will look at the exposure executives should seek to gain the “right” experience, what characteristics are best suited to the c-suite and how to navigate the toughest problems facing all association leaders. The panel will also tackle how and when leaders should wind down tenure and move on to the next great job.

Three-quarters of CEOs hired in the last two years have no corner office experience and are first-time chief executives. This is your chance to hear directly from experts on how they approach the leadership challenge of running an association.

The panel includes well-respected, veteran association CEOs and executive recruiters. Todd Hauptli, CEO, American Association of Airport Executives, former association CEO and now executive recruiter Bill Hudson from Heidrick & Struggles, new CEO of Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Association Michelle Korsmo, and long-time executive recruiter Stephanie Tomasso from Russell Reynolds Associates.



Event is free for CEO Update premium members and $29 for all other membership levels. Cost for non-members is $99. Register to attend.