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Executive Track: Associations as a Catalyst to Restart the Post-Pandemic Economy

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  • Jay Younger, President & CEO, McKinley Advisors

    Jay is the president & CEO who makes sure that McKinley is one of the best places his employees have ever worked while earning the loyalty of his clients who seek his guidance again and again.
    During Jay’s twenty-plus years in the association industry, he has become widely known as an expert in strategic planning, dues restructuring, governance, membership, organizational development and branding. He has a consistent track record of helping clients tackle challenging issues and arrive at unprecedented successes. He has extensive experience working with the staff and volunteer leadership of associations and is an accomplished facilitator and strategist. Jay is known for his uncanny ability to ensure that all participants feel they have been heard and included and to unify disparate audiences to proceed towards a common goal. In addition to his direct work with McKinley’s clients, Jay brings a wealth of expertise, experience, and positive energy to our project teams, supporting McKinley’s senior staff in their efforts to deliver exceptional client value.
    Jay is an ASAE Fellow, and served on its Membership Section Council from 1999-2005, with a stint as chair in 2004-2005. Jay is a frequent presenter, author and contributor to a wide range of industry events and publications. At home, Jay is the quintessential family man, trading in his golf clubs for his kids’ ballet recitals, trips to the playground and countless early mornings. A native Washingtonian, Jay holds a B.A. in English from Duke University.

  • Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE, President and CEO, American College of Healthcare Executives

    Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE, is president and CEO of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 48,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. With comprehensive programs in credentialing, education, career counseling, publications and research, ACHE works toward its goal of being the preeminent professional society for leaders dedicated to improving health.
    Before her appointment as president and CEO, Ms. Bowen served as ACHE’s executive vice president and COO since 2003. She served as vice president of administration at ACHE from 1994 to 2000 and as director of government relations from 1992 to 1994.
    Outside her service to ACHE, from 2000 to 2003 Ms. Bowen served as deputy executive director at the Society of Actuaries in Schaumburg, Ill. She served as director of the division of communications from 1987 to 1992 and deputy director in the division of public affairs from 1986 to 1987 at the State Medical Society of Wisconsin in Madison. Her nonprofit healthcare experience also includes posts at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services, Bureau of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services.
    Ms. Bowen has held several leadership positions including chairing the boards of the Association Forum of Chicagoland and the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. She currently serves on the board of the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity.
    Ms. Bowen is board certified in healthcare management and a Fellow of both ACHE and the American Society of Association Executives. She is also a Baldrige Executive Fellow and a Certified Association Executive.

  • Abe Eshkenazi CSCP, CPA, CAE , Chief Executive Officer, ASCM

    Abe Eshkenazi currently serves as the chief executive officer for ASCM. Prior to joining ASCM, Eshkenazi was the managing director for the Operations Consulting Group of American Express Tax and Business Services.
    Eshkenazi has provided business, operational, and compliance consulting services to professional service organizations, associations, and tax-exempt and government organizations. His leadership role included project management, business process redesign, and individual and organizational alignment, including design and implementation of outsource strategies. Eshkenazi has been a frequent speaker on outsourcing, nonprofit mergers, and strategic alliances.
    In addition to his CPA, Eshkenazi holds a master of business administration in management from Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management; a master of business administration in finance from DePaul University; and a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University. Eshkenazi is also an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), a Certified Healthcare Executive (CHE), and a Certified Association Executive (CAE).

  • Michelle Mills Clement, FASAE, CAE, RCE, CEO, Chicago Association of REALTORS®

    Michelle is the CEO of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®, the “Voice for Real Estate in Chicago.” An experienced association executive for more than thirteen years, Mills Clement previously served as president and CEO of the Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) and association executive for the Washington State Commercial Association of REALTORS®. Prior to joining CBA, Mills Clement served as the Executive Director of NAIOP Washington State Chapter, the Commercial Real Estate & Development Association, where she implemented best practices in board governance and volunteer management.
    Mills Clement is very active in the association industry. She is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE): The Center for Association Excellence and the Association Forum of Chicagoland. In 2019, she was selected as one of six association leaders for ASAE’s prestigious Fellows Program. In 2013, she was named an ASAE Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) Scholar, a prestigious executive leadership program awarded to only twelve executive-level association management professionals per year.
    Additionally, in 2019, she was named one of Crain’s Chicago Businesses’ 40 Under 40. She was also one of just 39 leaders selected to participate in the nine-month Chicago Urban League IMPACT Leadership Development Program, hosted through the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

June 30, 2020
Tue 10:00 AM CDT

Duration 1H 0M

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