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COO Forum

COO Forum
The best advice for tackling your toughest problems often comes from peers who can offer fresh perspective, or who have overcome the same issue themselves. In the spirit of supporting these valuable connections, CEO Update created this new platform for senior executives.

The COO Forum is a peer group for senior association executives that is designed to create an environment in which association executives can learn from one another, share information and best practices and acquire position-specific professional development to achieve their organization’s mission and goals. COO Forum members will meet biannually in Washington, D.C.

The COO Forum is designed to be small networking group in order to foster meaningful exchange of ideas and solid, productive bonds among members. To that end, membership will be capped at 50 members. See a full list of members 

Join the Forum

MEMBER BENEFITS

  • Biannual peer group meetings
  • Informal lunch meetings hosted by members (approx. 4x a year)
  • Print subscription and online access to CEO Update
  • Access to Association Intel 
  • Registration and premier seating at all CEO Update LIVE events 

 Annual membership fee: $1,200*
*Current members of CEO Update can apply their existing membership toward the membership fee

MEMBERSHIP PREREQUISITES
Invitations are extended to COOs and those with similar responsibilities of large associations, those with more than $20 million in revenue, or whose CEO is a member of the either Roundtable peer group.

STEERING COMMITTEE
A Steering Committee guides this group and content at the biannual meetings. Steering Committee members are:

  • Elisabeth A. Barna, COO and EVP, Industry Affairs, American Trucking Association
  • Peter H. Gallary, COO, Investment Company Institute
  • Jeff Glenzer, COO, Association for Financial Professionals
  • Terry Jorde, Sr. EVP/Chief of Staff, Independent Community Bankers of America
  • Sheri Sesay-Tuffour, VP, Business Operations, Heart Rhythm Society
  • Elizabeth Stewart, COO, CFP Board
  • Lori Traweek, COO, American Gas Association

COO FORUM MEETINGS
In consultation with the steering committee, these semiannual meetings will include member-driven discussions on a number of position-specific topics, including staff management/talent development, coalition building, project management and nondues revenue development as well as best practices in communications, advocacy strategies, membership and key administrative functions (finance, HR, IT, etc.).

CEO Update will convene subject matter expertise to lead discussions, such as executive recruiters and authorities in IT, association management and human resources.

Content and discussions will continue to evolve and expand to address new issues and challenges facing members of this peer group.

Meeting schedule
Next meeting
January 29, 2019
Washington, DC
10:00 am to 2:00 pm