Welcome to ISAE

The Iowa Society of Association Executives (ISAE) is a professional association of individuals who are engaged in the management of not-for-profit associations. ISAE members are on the staffs of local, regional and national individual member and trade associations. Representatives of organizations that provide products and services to associations are eligible for Associate membership in ISAE.

Whether you are an existing or a prospective member, we hope you find value in what you see here on our web site. With access to the association calendar of events, lists of volunteer leaders, member links and more, we will help keep you aware of association events and involved in the process.

Please let us know additional content or ideas you would like to see at this site. This is an evolving process meant to add value to your membership. Thank you!

Recent News


Join between April 1, 2014 and June 30, 2014 and you receive all of the 2014-15 administrative year for the regular dues – receiving up to 15 months for the price of 12!  Download an application or sign-up under the Join tab!

Every new member’s name, received prior to April 23, 2014, will be entered into a drawing for a new iPad, along with their sponsor (a sponsor is not required to participate in the drawing).  The winner will be announced at the ISAE annual meeting to be held on April 28, 2014.  You can register to attend under the Upcoming Events.

The contest is open to any new member who has not been a member in the past two years.

Congratulations to Iowa's Newest CAEs!

Mary Jane Cobb, CAE
Executive Director
Iowa State Education Association
Des Moines, IA

Jeffrey A. Dean, DDS, CAE
Executive Director
American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Iowa City, IA

Brad Holtan, CAE
Accounting Manager
Iowa State Association of Counties
West Des Moines, IA

Anne Pettygrove, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
PEO Sisterhood
Des Moines, IA

Jessica Reinert, IOM, CAE
Executive Director
American Institute of Architects
Des Moines, IA

Andy Warren, CAE
Vice President for Operations
Associated General Contractors of Iowa
Des Moines, IA


Federation of Exchange Accommodators (FEA)
Moves National Headquarters to

Association Management, LTD. (AML) in Iowa

See the Press Release

Association Management, LTD. (AML)
Achieves International Re-Accreditation:
One of Fewer Than 70 Internationally Accredited
Association Management Companies Worldwide

See the Press Release

Ann Lohry-Smith, CMP
has joined the Iowa Soybean Association
and Association Management, LTD.
as Meeting Management Specialist

See the Press Release

Ann Lohry Smith


Office space available – Excellent Downtown location

IACCT, Iowa Association of Community College Trustees, located at 855 E. Court Avenue has two office space rentals available, one office is 13 x 11, the second is 13 x 10.  These rooms can be rented as a pair or separately.  Our 6900 square foot facility location features a boardroom that seats 21 and a conference room that seats eight. Our beautiful location is located south of, and within walking distance of, the Iowa State Capital.  We have a 30 car parking lot, a welcoming reception area, and separate entrance for tenants. If you are interested in learning more or would like to set up a time to visit our location please contact Donna Knox at 515-282-4692 or by email dmknox@iacct.com.


Office space available – Excellent Urbandale location

The Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives (IAEC) is seeking new tenants. Office space is located in Urbandale (86th and Douglas). Perfect set up for an association. There is approximately 1,250 square feet of office space which includes four private offices, reception area/workstation, separate entrance, storage space and access to a large meeting room and full kitchen. A three-year lease is required. Current tenants are moving out in June. For details, e-mail Shelly York at the IAEC.


Office space available – Excellent location close to Capitol

4,000 square feet of prime rental space at the foot of the Capitol available for rent. May be willing to sub-divide. In addition to great view, there is a spacious parking lot, 50-seat conference center and 15-seat board room available to the tenant. E-mail Brenda Neville at the Iowa Motor Truck Association for more information or call 515-244-5193.


   Calling all ISAE Committee Volunteers... 

Any member interested in volunteering
to serve on an ISAE Committee,

please contact the state office at 515-284-7055 or admin@iowasae.org


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Iowa Society of Association Executives
David Scott, Executive Director

100 Court Avenue, Suite 203
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Phone: 515.284.7055 Fax: 515.284.7301