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September, 2018   

Calendar of Events

September, 2018
ISAE Quarterly Meeting


September, 2018
Emerging Leaders Oktoberfest Reception


October, 2018
Roundtable Session


November, 2018
 Emerging Leaders Leadership Summit


November, 2018
: ISAE Quarterly Meeting


December, 2018
Roundtable Session


December, 2018
Annual Holiday Party


February, 2019
ISAE Quarterly Meeting


April, 2019
29: ISAE Annual Meeting


June, 2019
6: ISAE Annual Golf Outing

More Information and

for upcoming events and activities on our Community Calendar page

New ISAE Members 

from March - September, 2018


Jodi Allen
Iowa Credit Union League

Sharon Anderson
The Accel Group

Emily Biedenfeld
The Des Moines Embassy Club

Shelly Chandler
Iowa Association of Community Providers

Linda Clark
The Merrill Hotel & Conference Center

Stephanie Cox
Iowa Credit Union League

Gina David
McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith, P.C.

Emily Davis
Graduate - Iowa City

Alicia Frieze
Council Bluffs Convention & Visitors Bureau

Scott Hallgren
Bridge View Center

Angela Harrington
Hotel Grinnell & Grinnell Event Center

Tom Healy
Association of Boards of Certification

Emilie Katter
Iowa Communications Alliance

Jennifer Kostelecky
Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown

Kerrie Kuiper
Fort Dodge Convention & Visitors Bureau

Andy Long
Association Laboratory, Inc.

Mariah McClelland
Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown

Kent Nanke
Purity Payment Solutions

Matthew Pitlick
Iowa Pharmacy Association

Todd Reifenrath

Jayme Riedell
King's Pointe Waterpark Resort

Randy Robinson
Iowa Turfgrass Institute

David Schaaf
Iowa Pharmacy Association

Tiffany Schmeisser
Port of Des Moines LLC

Mary Schultz
Peoples Bank

Courtney Slagle
Soil and Water Conservation Society

Scott Smith
National Pork Board

Reonna Snyder
Heart of America Group

Molly Stormer
Diversified Management Services

Steven Strooh
Beeline and Blue

Ivonet Torres
Sioux City Convention Center

Andrew Wartenberg
Greater Ottumwa Convention and Visitors Bureau

Michelle Wicker
Iowa Propane Gas Association


Live Webinars

Self-Paced Online Seminars

  • CAE Credits       
  • Register Online 
  • Earn Credit 24/7
  • Print Certificates

More Information


The 2018/19 Directory
will be mailed to current ISAE members in October, 2018.  
If you do not receive your copy, please contact the ISAE office. Thank YOU!

Newsletter Digital Copy HERE


ISAE Newsletter Archive HERE

Iowa Society for Association Executives 
100 Court Ave, Ste. 203
Des Moines, IA 50309


President's Message
Paul Bishop, CAE


As I mentioned in April, it is truly honor to serving as the ISAE President. What we do in the Association world is truly unique and we should take pride in our roles of telling the stories of others in service to something that is usually greater than ourselves. Most of you do it while balancing professional and personal lives that are often intertwined given the intensely relational work we do.


It is my hope that through your membership in ISAE and ASAE you find the tools to help you grow both personally and professionally through educational conferences, webinars, and face-to-face events. This past year ISAE offered a number of online as well as in-person opportunities geared at providing you with real-life experiences that take theory into practice and the prospect of learning from others’ trials, tribulations, and accomplishments. The coming year is no different as Darcy Burnett is busy working on round-table events, the program committee, led by Michelle Dekker and Tiffany Conrad, has set an intriguing line-up of speakers and events, and our Emerging Leaders group, with Maggie Feldmann at the helm, is going gang busters and is open to all ages and experiences. Truly, our volunteers are doing their best to bring you great programming and experiences and I could not be more proud of their efforts.


The ALR – ISAE relationship is stronger than ever and their commitment to servicing our members has proven beneficial in terms of our programming and our finances. Our event experience is hopefully a richer one due to their support and expertise. Financially, we are as strong as ever as an organization and poised for another good year.


As with anything in life – you get out of it what you put into it. ISAE is no different. If you see an opportunity for change let us know or become a part of the change. Get involved. Volunteer. Serve your profession, and make a difference.

Thank you!
Paul D. Bishop, CAE

Upcoming Events: 


September 24, 2018 
ISAE Membership Meeting


Location: Des Moines Marriott Downtown
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM (with pre-meeting beginning at 10:30 AM)




11:45AM- 1:30PM Networking Lunch & Announcements
Register to join us for our quarterly networking lunch, annual business meeting and stay to enjoy the speaker!


1:30PM- 3:00PM Session 1
Title: Employment Law for Leaders
Speaker: Sarah Charlier, SPHR, SHRM‑SCP; Manager ‑ Administrative HR Operations for Aureon


1:30PM- 3:00PM Session 2
Title: Conference ROI: Driving Growth, Engagement and Value
Speaker: Susan Farrell Stock, Director, Catalyst Consulting, Association Management Center, Chicago, IL

About the Speaker: Susan Farrell Stock, MPS As the leader of AMC's team on knowledge management and leadership development, Sue Farrell Stock strives to enhance data-based decision-making among board members to help their associations grow and prosper. Her goal is two-fold: to advance individual member's skills and capabilities in their profession and to position an association or a professional society as "the source" of new and relevant knowledge. 


PRE-EVENT Sessions: If you plan to attend one of these sessions, please SELECT it when you register online.


10:30AM- 11:30AM ASSOCIATE Member Meeting
Come get acquainted with other ISAE Associate Members and have a chance to network and learn from each other. 

Topic:"Getting to Know You" Associate Referral Workshop
Start the year off right with Getting to Know You!


11:00AM- 11:30AM NEW MEMBER Orientation 
Attention New Members or other interested Members: You are invited to attend a New Member Orientation from 11:00-11:30 AM. Come get acquainted with some of our current members and have a chance to learn about ISAE and ask questions.


Upcoming Roundtables


October 10, 2018
Location: Iowa Bankers Association
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Topic: Recognizing and Rallying Members – Creating Engagement


November 1, 2018
Location: Iowa Bankers Association
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Topic: Hiring and Managing Interns for Success at Your Association


December 6, 2018
Location: Iowa Bankers Association
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Topic: Tech for Association Professionals


Emerging Leaders News 
Upcoming Events


September 25, 2018
Event: Oktoberfest Kick-off Reception

Location: Hotel Renovo (next to Machine Shed)
Time:5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Details: Music By: David Watson; Beer Samples By: Exile Brewing Company
Cost: No Registration Fee


November 8, 2018
Event: Leadership Summit

Location: Iowa Bankers Association - Training Room
Time:11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Panelists: Kate Banasiak with Diversified Management Services; John Sorenson, CAE with Iowa Bankers Association; Heather Tamminga, CAE with Association Management, Ltd.
Cost: $10 (includes lunch)


Membership News  


ISAE is gearing up for another exciting Leadership Class. 

Not every manager is a leader and not every leader is a manager. A good association executive or staff person can be both—with the right training.

That’s where the ISAE Leadership Program comes into the equation. The ISAE Leadership Program is comprised of six strategic one-day programs over a six month period designed to instill in you the necessary qualities to not only provide stability to your organization, but also giving you confidence that instills trust in others so they choose to follow your leadership.


The following ISAE members have been accepted in to this year's Leadership Class that will run from October, 2018- March, 2019:

  •  Rachel Bennett, Iowa State Association of Counties
  • Maggie Feldmann, Iowa Bankers Association
  • Brad Hartkopf, Iowa Association of Business and Industry
  • Tom Healy, Association of Boards of Certification
  • Kristen Koenig, Iowa State Center
  • Mackenzie Nading, Iowa Wholesale Beer Distributors Association
  • Matthew Pitlick, Iowa Pharmacy Association
  • Randy Robinson, Iowa Turfgrass Institute
  • David Schaaf, Iowa Pharmacy Association
  • Andrew Standley, Diversified Management Services
  • Janelle Stevens, Iowa Motor Truck Association
  • Molly Stormer, Diversified Management Services

Best wishes to our new class of leaders!

Membership News 
ISAE Supports Best Buddies' Chef Challenge & Auction


ISAE Members Can Make a Difference! Support Requested for Best Buddies Chef Challenge & Auction. Please help ISAE support this organization by purchasing tickets to attend the event and/or donate items for their auction.


If you are interested in donating, please deliver or send your items to ISAE by 9/24/18. You may also choose to bring your items to the ISAE Quarterly meeting on Monday, September 24th.

Article of Interest
Access to Records of the Organization
by Members, Directors, and Members of the Public


By: Bill Boyd, Nyemaster Goode, P.C., Des Moines, IA


At times, an organization’s staff may receive requests by members or directors of the
organization for certain records of the organization. Such requests also might come from members of the public. Under applicable state and federal law, including the Revised Iowa Nonprofit Corporation Act (“Revised Act”), members, directors, and members of the public have rights to access certain records of the organization.


CLICK below to read more about the summary of rights for these groups with regard to records. Read More...

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