MCLEAN, VA - The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has recently named Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) President Erin M. Fuller, CAE, to ASAE’s 2011 class of Fellows. The Fellows recognition denotes individuals who have made a significant impact on the association community through exemplary volunteer service and leadership, extraordinary accomplishments and other significant major contributions to ASAE and the profession of association management.
“This is a well-deserved honor that recognizes the outstanding contributions Erin has made to the associations she has led and advised. We are fortunate to have Erin as our President.” said AWM National Chair Sylvia Strobel.
Fuller was named President of the Alliance for Women in Media in 2010. She served as executive director for Tysons Tomorrow, an advocacy group seeking transit-oriented development for one of the fasted growing economic centers in the U.S. from 2008 – 2010. From 2002 – 2008, Fuller served as the chief staff executive for the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Under her leadership, NAWBO experienced enormous growth in all sectors of its operations, including successful advocacy efforts regarding women-owned businesses, a re-imagined brand and event strategy and increases in corporate investment by 400% during her tenure.
“I am both thrilled and honored to be named an ASAE Fellow,” said Fuller. “As a member of ASAE since 1998, I have relied upon ASAE’s resources, programs, and most importantly, its community throughout my career. I look forward to this new opportunity to learn from my peers and give back to an organization that has been important to me.”
“The ASAE Fellows program is an honorary recognition bestowed upon less than 1% of ASAE’s membership,” said Jeffrey N. Shields, CAE, Executive Director of the National Business Officers Association and chair of ASAE’s Fellows Selection Committee. “It is also a call to continued leadership and service as an ASAE member. The 2011 class of Fellows represents an exemplary group of association leaders. It is an honor to welcome them to the Fellows community.”
Fuller earned ASAE’s Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 2002 and served as a faculty member for the CAE Immersion course for six years, where she taught financial management, strategic planning and brand management. She is a featured guest lecturer within the graduate Public Administration program at her alma mater, American University, where she also serves as the president of the American University Alumni Association.
A noted expert on women’s issues and economic empowerment, Fuller has appeared on programs including NBC Nightly News, MSNBC’s MarketWatch, ABC News, Fox News, NPR’s Marketplace, and BBC’s America. She has been quoted in such publications as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, Fortune and Newsweek.