Career Pathing: CEO Journey
Associations have a variety of skill sets and experience sitting in their chief staff role but how did their careers path lead them to running an organization? We all start somewhere - so how do you go from starting in associations to finally ready in seeking the CEO role? Learn, when you are ready, methodologies to express interest in advancing your career as well as strategies on positioning yourself as a capable leader. Also, learn some of the biggest and common surprises discovered as individuals take on the number one leadership role in an association. We all have different career paths learn how to use yours to sit in that CEO chair.
Steven Stout, CAE
Executive Director of TSAE
Steven was recently named as the new Executive Director for the Texas Society of Association Executives (TSAE). He earned a BBA at Baylor University in Business Communication as well as Public Relations. Before entering the association world, Steven worked as a radio disc-jockey from the age of 15 to 23 working at various top 40 and adult contemporary stations.
Steven was selected as 1 of 10 US Nationwide Diversity Executive Leadership Program Scholars (DELP) by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) in 2008, earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) professional designation in 2009, awarded the Texas Society of Association Executives' (TSAE) Young Professional of the Year Award in 2010, named as one of USAE Magazine & The Association Forum of Chicagoland's 40 Under 40 in the association industry, and in 2015 was selected as one of Association Trends Magazine's Young & Aspiring Association Professionals.
He has served on numerous councils for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE): the Young Professionals Committee, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and currently the Meetings & Expositions Section Council. Before becoming a staff member at Texas Society of Association Executives (TSAE) he was also an active member where he completed a term on the Board of Directors for TSAE as the youngest board member in the organization's history and now serves as their Executive Director.
He has also been a featured speaker at hospitality conferences as well as association management conferences throughout the years.
You can find Steven on twitter: @stevenjs.
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