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Small association peer networks offer critiques, validation

CEOs say such groups are a great source of ideas and information-sharing; taking actionable intelligence back to your board

April 17, 2015
By William Ehart

For Dan Griswold, president of the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones, it was advice that helped him resolve an issue with his board. Former CFA Society of Chicago CEO Angie McKay recalls being introduced to mobile apps that help her stay organized.

Mike Barry, executive director of the American College of Preventive Medicine, got a good recommendation for a consultant, and Laurie Kendall-Ellis, executive director of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions, received validation about proper lines of communication and responsibilities for volunteer committees.