Five Association Executives You Need in Your Rolodex

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ANNE L. BRYANT

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

ALEXANDRIA

RESUME: Executive director, American Association of University Women.

MEMBER: Advisory commissioner, Education Commission of the States; board member, Simmons College; board member, the United Nations Association.

GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Having been part of an organization - the American Association of University Women - whose research and activities helped change the way schools, teachers and parents view the potential of girls in the areas of math and science.

ON THE RECORD: "School board members are the community leaders who set the educational vision for their schools. They can unite teachers, parents, administrators and the parents themselves to make their schools the best they can be."

YOU CAN REACH ME AT: 703/838-6722 (phone); 703/683-7590 (fax); abryant@nsba.org (e-mail).

BARBARA BYRD

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS INSTITUTE

ALEXANDRIA

RESUME: Director of education and research, Texas Medical Association, 1983-1986; executive vice president, International Association of Hospitality Accountants, 1986-1990; executive vice president, Community Associations Institute, 1990-present.

MEMBER: Fellow and former board member and officer, American Society of Association Executives; Greater Washington Society of Association Executives.

GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Professional - achieving comprehensive turnarounds at both the IAHA and the CAI; personal - creating and leading the Travis County Adult Literacy Council in Austin, Texas.

ON THE RECORD: "Associations need to constantly improve communications with members. Striking the balance between providing quality products and services and fostering a sense of community and involvement with the membership will always be a critical part of reaching and retaining members. Associations that maintain product superiority while fully tapping members' expertise will lead the way for associations in the future."

YOU CAN REACH ME AT: 703/548-8600 (phone); 703/684-1581 (fax).

THOMAS R. KUHN

PRESIDENT

EDISON ELECTRIC INSTITUTE

WASHINGTON

RESUME: White House liaison to the secretary of the Navy, 1970-1972; head, energy department, Alex. Brown and Sons, 1972-1975; vice president for government affairs, American Nuclear Energy Council, 1975-1983; president, ANEC, 1983-1985; executive vice president, Edison Electric Institute, 1985-1988; chief operating officer, EEI, 1988-1990; president, EEI, 1990-present.

MEMBER: Board member, U. …