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Our Story

The Black Association Executives (BAE) is exactly what it says. We are a community of Black professionals who are a part of, or serve, the association community.

During an affinity group pop-up at the 2022 American Society of Association Professionals (ASAE) annual meeting in Nashville, TN, Black leaders thought that the energy and enthusiasm for supporting their community should not stop there. For several months following the meeting, they hosted online meetings regularly and revived an online discussion board. This evolved into monthly dinners, a LinkedIn group, coffee chats, and more.

It is our hope that you will find mentors, rising stars, speakers, and new thought leaders to incorporate into your professional life with stories and relationships that will impact your career for years to come. Whether in Washington D.C., Chicago, Orlando, or Los Angeles, we hope to see you among us, seeing this vision through.

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About Us

Our Mission

To foster a community that builds and sustains a pipeline of Black Association Executives, in an atmosphere that is positive and fulfilling

Our Vision

To inspire and increase Black association professional presence at the executive level 

Our Goals

Support and mentor Black association professionals

Provide networking and career development opportunities to members

Advance the careers of Black association professionals in the pipeline

Create a pipeline of Black association professionals from education to practice

Elevate and Amplify the voices of Black association professionals

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