Each year, CEO Update adds to its list of top association CEOs, those leaders whose attributes set the standard of excellence in the profession. Here are those cited in 2009 and 2010. Those named in 2011 can be found here.
Nominations for Top Association CEOs come from CEOs themselves, who were surveyed for knowledge of their peers, from the recruiters whose business it is to evaluate the individual traits of association executives and from the editorial staffers of CEO Update as they interview and report on association people and events.
The criteria for inclusion in the ongoing list is as wide-ranging as the CEO position itself: