Greg Fine, CAE
Gregory J. Fine is a recognized association executive and
leader with more than 21 years of demonstrated success in helping
membership-based organizations grow and prosper. As the Executive Vice
President and CEO of CCIM Institute, he heads up a 13,000-member professional
association, with members located in 30 countries. Prior to his current
position, Fine served as the Global CEO of the Turnaround Management
Association and before that as vice president of marketing and communications
for the Association for Corporate Growth.
Beginning his career in nonprofits and trade associations, he was the director
of communications and marketing, as well as the executive editor of FORUM
magazine for the Association Forum of Chicagoland. Fine's association tenure
includes a broad range of positions in senior management, government affairs,
membership, marketing, and communications.
While he works in the association community, Fine also is actively engaged in
nonprofits. He has served on the boards of ASAE, ASAE Foundation, and the
Association Media and Publishing. Fine is faculty emeritus for the Chamber's
Institute of Organizational Management and served on the faculty for NYSAE and
the Association Forum of Chicago CAE prep courses. He was invited to join the
ASAE Fellows in 2017 and awarded ASAE's Certified Association Executive
designation in June 2003. A prolific writer and speaker, he has written for FORUM,
Associations Now, and Signature magazines and made presentations to audiences
all over the world about strategy, leadership, multigenerational workforce,
association trends, social media, membership, marketing, and volunteerism.
Among many awards, Fine received the 2017 Association Forum's "Inspiring
Leader" award; the 2009 "Young and Aspiring Association
Professional" by Association TRENDS; and the Angerosa Research
Foundation's inaugural 2008 "Publishing Trendsetter," an award
recognizing innovation that advances association publishing.
Born in Montana, at the age of 18, he became one of the youngest elected
officials in the state's history when Fine was elected to the Missoula County
High Schools Board of Trustees, a post he held for nearly five years, including
tenure as board chair.
Fine earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of
Montana and currently lives in Chicago.