Dallas Fort Worth Association Executives
Cares Grants Now Available PDF Print Email
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 03:43 PM

DFWAE Cares Grants Now Available

The DFWAE Cares grant program was established in July 2020 by the DFWAE Board of Directors after members expressed a desire to donate time, talent or treasure to support others in our community who are going through a time of need. Particularly related to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are professionals in associations, CVBs, hotels, service providers, and other disciplines who have been furloughed or laid off and are unable to pay their DFWAE dues. This time is critical for them to remain a member so that they can network to find new opportunities and keep up their credentials and education.

To learn more and apply or donate, visit www.dfwae.org/care.

A Message from ASAE: The Essential Pillars and Purpose of American Associations PDF Print Email
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 03:18 PM

A Message from ASAE: The Essential Pillars and Purpose of American Associations

We are excited to announce a new ASAE messaging piece to support our members and the nonprofit association community: The Essential Pillars and Purpose of American Associations. This document is intended to correct misconceptions about nonprofit associations and their purpose and function in the economy and society at large. Please feel free to share broadly.

Outlined are four facts about the nonprofit association community:

1.       Associations began prior to our nation’s inception and remain a foundational instrument of American economy, society and democracy. 

2.       Associations contribute in direct and significant ways to U.S. economic stability and societal advancement.

3.       Associations engage in a wide variety of activities that benefit industries, professions and workers through far-reaching career and economic development programs.

4.       Associations, alongside any American individual, organization or business, reserve their Constitutional right to lobby the government as provided for by the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights.

New ASAE Letter to Congress

Today, ASAE delivered to Congress this document and a letter that outlines our priorities before legislators begin negotiations on the next major relief package. The letter continues ASAE’s urgent requests for Congress to expand eligibility under the Paycheck Protection Program to include 501(c)6 nonprofit associations. Supported by many Members of Congress from both parties, this priority is crucial to the financial stability of nonprofit associations nationwide as we struggle with the economic ramifications of COVID-19.

As the economic and safety impact of COVID-19 has evolved, this letter further reflects our current thinking on how to best sustain our community and save imperiled nonprofit associations. To that end, we also provide several additional policy recommendations to support our community moving forward:

·       Expand employer assistance policies;

·       Ensure a safe return to work;

·       Support families and workers; and

·       Pass policies that ensure a broad-based economic recovery.

ASAE staff continues to emphasize the critical need for PPP expansion to legislators and their staff. We expect more details on Congressional negotiations soon and will report to our members and stakeholders as those conversations develop.

For more information, visit ASAE’s Coronavirus Advocacy and Resources page. Sign up for Inroads, ASAE’s weekly policy newsletter, or email questions to [email protected]. Follow ASAE Public Policy on Twitter @Power_of_A.


Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE
Vice President of Public Policy

DFWAE 2020-2021 Officers, Directors Announced PDF Print Email
Wednesday, July 01, 2020 12:00 AM

DFWAE 2020-2021 Officers, Directors Announced

The Dallas-Fort Worth Association Executives Nominating Committee is pleased to announce its elected officers and directors for 2020-2021.

All the officers and directors were sworn into office on July 16, 2020.


  • Mollie Pillman, MS-HSM, MBA, CAE – Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (President)
  • Shawna Strickland, PhD, CAE – American Association for Respiratory Care (President Elect)
  • Darrin Scheid, CAE – American College of Emergency Physicians (Treasurer)
  • Valerie Bakies-Lile, CAE - American College of Osteopathic OBGYN's (Secretary)
  • Jonathan Kraatz – USGBC Texas Chapter (Immediate Past President)


  • Valerie Bakies-Lile, CAE – American College of Osteopathic OBGYNs
  • Natalie Clark – Promotional Products Association International
  • Kimberly Hopkins – CREW Dallas
  • Beth Roach – Dallas Human Resource Management Association
  • Shasta Foy, CAE – Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Greg Vaughn – Texas Association of Workforce Boards


  • Amanda Wells – Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau


  • Leslie Shannon – Salmon Sims Thomas
  • David Ferrer – Matchbox Virtual Media & Webcastcloud
DFWAE Statement on Social Injustice PDF Print Email
Friday, June 05, 2020 06:45 PM

DFWAE Statement on Social Injustice
In the midst of challenging times, it is important that we as leaders and associations set an example within our profession and the fields that we represent. DFWAE supports all efforts to identify and combat racism and other forms of intolerance and to promote the values of respect, equality, and inclusion. Please join us as we commit to creating and maintaining a welcoming environment now and in the future. We are all in this together.


DFWAE Events and COVID-19 PDF Print Email
Monday, March 09, 2020 11:19 AM
DFWAE Events and COVID-19  -- Updated July 10, 2020

DFWAE as always puts the health and well-being of its members in first place and we recognize that this is a rapidly evolving situation. 

DFWAE puts the health and well-being of its members in first place. We are closely monitoring advisories and updates from the CDC and the WHO as well as other healthcare and regulatory organizations. At this time, all in-person DFWAE events will be converted to virtual format through November 2020. Please forgive any short notice on event registration as we work to finalize speakers and schedules. 

Thank you for your continued support of DFWAE.

How can we help?

For more than two decades, DFWAE has been an educational resource for the association industry. Our goal to be a relevant source of knowledge and information is now more important than ever.  We value feedback from our association  professionals, CVB staff members, hoteliers and other companies that provide products and services to associations. What can we do to help you through this challenging time? Share your professional challenges and how can DFWAE can help. Not a member? Join today!

New! DFWAE Cares Grant Program

The DFWAE Board approved a new program to aprovide dues support for local professionals who are experiencing hardship due to COVID-19’s effect on the economy. More information on that program, including the application form and the ability to donate to support area professionals, will be provided in the coming weeks.

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