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CEO Update Peer Groups
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 four peer groups for association executives.

CEO-level peer groups Staff-level peer groups
CEO Update Roundtable COO Forum
CEO Update MidCap Roundtable CCO Forum

To create peer groups with members who have a similar set of challenges and a shared experience, each peer group has membership prerequisites.  And in order to foster meaningful exchange of ideas and solid, productive bonds among members, peer groups are limited in size.

CEO Update Roundtable
Group size: 75 members (95% full)
Meeting: April 20, 2018, House of Sweden, Washington, DC
More information
Join the Roundtable
Membership list

MEMBER BENEFITS

  • An exclusive invitation to the CEO Update Roundtable Summit 
  • Print subscription and online access to CEO Update 
  • Two CEO Update memberships assignable to staff members 
  • The 2018 CEO Update Salary Guide
  • Access to Association Intel 
  • Registration and premier seating at all CEO Update LIVE events 

 Annual membership fee: $2,500*
*Current members of CEO Update can apply their existing membership toward the membership fee

MEMBERSHIP PREREQUISITES
Invitations are extended to CEOs of large associations, those with more than $20 million in revenue, or to CEOs who lead associations with more than $1 million in lobbying expenses.  

STEERING COMMITTEE
A Steering Committee for the Roundtable guides this new group and content at the Summit. Steering Committee members are:

  • Shirley Bloomfield, CEO, NCTA—The Rural Broadband Association 
  • John H. Graham IV, president and CEO, ASAE
  • Gov. Dirk Kempthorne, president and CEO, American Council of Life Insurers
  • Robert Koch, president and CEO, Wine Institute
  • Tom Kuhn, president, Edison Electric Institute
  • Susan Neely, president and CEO, American Beverage Association
  • Gov. Tim Pawlenty, president and CEO, Financial Services Roundtable
  • Arlene Pietranton, CEO, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Leslie Sarasin, president and CEO, Food Marketing Institute
  • Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association

CEO Update MidCap Roundtable
Group size: 75 members (80% full)
Meeting: April 19, 2018, House of Sweden, Washington, DC
More information
Join the Roundtable
Membership list

MEMBER BENEFITS

  • An exclusive invitation to the CEO Update Roundtable Summit 
  • Print subscription and online access to CEO Update 
  • Two CEO Update memberships assignable to staff members 
  • The 2018 CEO Update Salary Guide
  • Access to Association Intel 
  • Registration and premier seating at all CEO Update LIVE events 

 Annual membership fee: $2,500*
*Current members of CEO Update can apply their existing membership toward the membership fee

MEMBERSHIP PREREQUISITES
Invitations are extended to CEOs of large associations, those with more revenue between $5 million and $20 million

STEERING COMMITTEE
A Steering Committee for the Roundtable guides this new group and content at the Summit. Steering Committee members are:

  • Heidi Biggs Brock, President & CEO, Aluminum Association 
  • Steve Caldeira, President & CEO, Consumer Specialty Products Association 
  • Stephen Gold, President & CEO, Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation 
  • Michelle Korsmo, CEO, American Land Title Association 
  • Peter Larkin, President & CEO, National Grocers Association 
  • Jeffrey Morgan, CEO, Club Managers Association of America 
  • Cathy Weatherford, President & CEO, Insured Retirement Institute 
  • Bob Weidner, President & CEO, Metals Service Center Institute

COO Forum
Group size: 40 members (closed)
Meetings
January 9, 2018, DuPont Cirlce Hotel, Washington, DC
June 14, 2018, Meridian House, Washington, DC

More information
Please email Mark Graham to inquire about future availability
Membership list

MEMBER BENEFITS

  • An exclusive invitation to the biannual peer group meetings
  • 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
  • Joe Cowden, EVP and COO and CFO, National Automobile Dealers 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
  • Elizabeth Stewart, COO, CFP Board
  • Lori Traweek, COO, American Gas Association

CCO Forum
Group size: 35 members (full, closed)
Meetings
January 17, 2018, CEO Update, Washington, DC
June 5, 2018, District Winery, Washington, DC

More information
Please email Mark Graham to inquire about future availability
Membership list

MEMBER BENEFITS

  • An exclusive invitation to the biannual peer group meetings
  • 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 the chief communication executive at 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:

  • Megan Barnett Bloomgren, VP, Communications, American Petroleum Institute
  • Peter Cook, EVP and CCO, American Bankers Association
  • Jessica Hanna, SVP, Public Affairs, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America
  • Sue Hensley, EVP, Communications and Public Affairs, American Trucking Associations
  • Mike McNamee, Chief Public Communications Officer, Investment Company Institute
  • Erin Streeter, SVP, Communications and Brand Strategy, National Association of Manufacturers
  • Bill Thorne, SVP, Communications and Public Affairs, National Retail Federation
  • Katherine Trinidad, SVP, Communications and Public Affairs, American Council of Life Insurers