Associations Now Readers’ Dream Interviews

We asked you who is the one person you’d like to see interviewed on AN’s pages. Here are a few names from your wish list:

Serena Williams. I would like her to talk about her spectacular career and what she had to overcome to meet her success in tennis, and how does she mentally prepare to stay in the game at her level for so long?”

Diane Dukes: director of meetings and events, Professional Liability Underwriting Society

“How about Pope Francis? He has reframed the church’s message to be more inclusive and modeled the power of a servant leader. He isn’t changing the message or the mission or the vision; he’s leading from the outside in, and in doing so he is modeling how we can facilitate change in our own associations.”

Peggy Hoffman, CAE CEO, Mariner Management

“How about Ohio State football Coach Urban Meyer discussing leadership development? He incorporated leadership training to build a group of 85 players into a national-championship­-winning team.”

Steve Drake: president, SCD Group, Inc.

“Whoever is the CEO of the fastest-growing business-membership-based association. I’d like to know how they get businesses to join. That would be a great read.”

Jessica Dunker: president and CEO, Iowa Restaurant Association

“What about President Obama? Like him or dislike him, it would be interesting to hear the president discuss the state of civil society from his point of view.”

Jeff Horn: president and CEO, BOMI International


Associations Now Staff

By Associations Now Staff

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