Jefferson Glassie Chosen for ASAE's 2014 Class of Fellows

Date: April 3, 2014

Whiteford Taylor & Preston is delighted to announce that Jefferson Glassie, co-chair of the firm's Nonprofit Organizations & Associations practice, has been named an ASAE Fellow, one of only 250 in the nation. This recognition is bestowed on leaders in the field, in light of their “innovation, leadership and commitment to the profession,” and is indeed a signal honor.

ASAE Press Release:

Four Association Leaders Chosen for ASAE's 2014 Class of Fellows

WASHINGTON— Four influential leaders in the association community have been named to ASAE's 2014 Class of Fellows. The Fellows program recognizes individual accomplishments and contributions to ASAE and the association sector, and it is a call to service for the profession.

“Each year, the selection committee receives nominees who serve as leaders, mentors, and speakers that help raise awareness about the impact associations play in our daily lives and society around us,” said Beth W. Palys, FASAE, CAE, president, Management Solutions Plus Inc, and chair of ASAE's Fellows Selection Committee. “This year, we had a larger number of qualified leaders, which made the selection more difficult. The ASAE Fellows program is an honorary recognition bestowed upon less than one percent of ASAE's membership representing the best of the association community. I'm pleased to welcome this year's class of entrusted leaders to the Fellows community.”

The Class of 2014 includes:

  • Elena Gerstmann, CAE, Senior Director, Enterprise Planning & Development, IEEE
  • Jefferson C. Glassie, Esq., Partner, Whiteford, Taylor, and Preston LLP
  • Sheri L.  Jacobs, CAE, President and CEO, Avenue M Group LLC
  • Joseph M. McGuire, CAE, President, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers

The 2014 Fellows join 243 association industry professionals who have received this designation since the program's inception in 1986. Serving as role models and ambassadors for the association community, Fellows seek out opportunities to serve on boards and committees, and by participating as speakers, authors, reviewers, and mentors.

The Fellows selection process includes endorsement by a peer; an in-depth application describing the individual's innovation, leadership, and commitment to the profession; an interview with a member of the selection committee; and selection from among a group of highly-qualified candidates.


MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, APR, CAE,, 202-326-9505.

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