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One of the most valuable benefits of KCSAE membership is the chance to meet fellow association management professionals from throughout the Kansas City area. Serving as a volunteer on a committee is an easy way to get to know your peers. KCSAE committee membership offers increased access to a broad network of association management colleagues, the chance to sharpen your professional skills through activities that benefit you and KCSAE and opportunities to earn valuable points toward a CAE.

Committee service means a manageable investment of time. In return, you’ll be linked in to a vibrant community of association professionals who can help you problem solve, strategize and advance your career. E-mail Executive Director Cynthia Edmunds at if you are interested in getting involved with KCSAE!

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KCSAE Committee Leaders 2018-2019

Association Management 101

To lead the successful planning, implementation and evaluation of the annual  “Association Management 101” educational offering.

Heather Lehman, CAE, Chair
ARMA International

Crystal O'Halloran, CAE, Chair
National Lubricating Grease Institute


Coordinate the nomination, selection and honor of KCSAE award recipients.

Robert Uhler, CAE, Chair
City of Fort Scott

CAE Study Group

To arrange, as often as necessary, study groups for individuals interested in preparing for the Certified Association Executive Exam.

Cara Day, CAE, Chair
Stonecroft Ministries

CEO Roundtable

Create and organize a program series discussing association issues of interest to area CEOs

Mike Chamberlain, CAE, Chair

Lead the efforts of KCSAE in communicating both internally with the membership and externally with the media, the public and the business community.

Melanie Dolechek, Chair
Society for Scholarly Publishing

Emerging Professionals

Provide emerging professionals of all ages and backgrounds interested in association management with long-lasting professional and business relationships through various educational and networking opportunities.


Lead the efforts to recruit and retain KCSAE members through campaigns, recognition programs, orientations, etc.

Curtis Kitchen, CAE, Chair
National Auctioneers Association


Responsible for coordinating future KCSAE meeting topics and securing speakers/panels… for the upcoming meetings.

Emily Bowers, Chair
Baking Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds

Silent Auction

Coordinate Silent Auction

Mark Cremer, Co-chair

Rebecca Elliott, Co-Chair
Visit KC

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