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How I Got Here: Paul Leahy

By / Aug 1, 2017 (Handout photo)

Paul Leahy, the associate director of membership and component relations at the American Immigration Lawyers Association, got into associations straight out of college.

It’s not common for people to graduate from college and immediately go to work for an association. But that’s what Paul Leahy did after finishing up at James Madison University. And now he’s at his second association—the American Immigration Lawyers Association—and in his fifth job role as associate director of membership and component relations. Here’s a look at his 11-year association career:

“Just because you’re a young professional doesn’t mean you don’t have as much to offer as the baby boomer sitting next to you.”

A Working History

2006-2007: Constituent Organization Services Assistant at American Academy of Physician Assistants

2007-2008: Constituent Organization Management Solutions Manager at American Academy of Physician Assistants

2008-2010: Member Outreach Associate at American Immigration Lawyers Association

2011-2013: Component Relations Manager at American Immigration Lawyers Association

2013 -: Associate Director of Membership and Component Relations at American Immigration Lawyers Association

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