Even the most strident opponents must come together at times to further their mutual interests. “You can fight tooth and nail, but at the end of the day you’re going to trust that association to work with you on the issues where you work together,” said Robert Hay, executive director of the Association of Government Relations Professionals. “You’re all about getting things done for the members.” Find out how some the biggest rivals among associations put aside differences and get along.
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Juanita Duggan has strong ideas on touting economic impact of clothing and shoes; plans new ‘museum’-like offices in Washington. "We want to look like what we are,” she said.
Retiring CEO Bob Rosenberg laying the foundation for growth at his association. “The thing that will make me happiest is if I can turn this over and (my replacement) says ‘that was easy, there is not much to do here,’” he said.