Association Strategies Lands CEO for the American Society of Appraisers

April 3, 2019 – As the economy continues to strengthen, hiring in the non-profit sector has been gaining momentum. In the past decade, employment in the sector grew by 17 percent. The non-profit sector has also become a hot area for corporate executives looking to switch careers. According to executive recruiters, business managers and executives are turning to the non-profit world for employment in record numbers.

With that said, non-profit recruiting specialist Association Strategies recently recruited Johnnie White as the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). The assignment was led by Pamela Kaul, president of the search firm.

“During the search process, Johnnie set himself apart by demonstrating his intellect and his outstanding leadership qualities, especially in the area of inspiring others to achieve their best with his team-building management style,” said Robert B. Morrison, 2018-19 international president of ASA. “He is an accomplished international speaker, university adjunct instructor, collaborator, manager and leader and we look forward to his ideas and energy that will continuing moving ASA forward as the preeminent appraisal designation.”

Mr. White is an association professional with more than 27 years serving in a variety of management and leadership roles. Previously, he was senior director of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, where he managed global affairs for the organization and strategic planning, including overseeing a staff of 17 and an annual event with more than 9,000 attendees. In addition, Mr. White is an adjunct faculty member of Georgetown University where he instructs graduate students in operations and event management. He is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the Professional Convention Management Association and has received numerous awards and recognitions for his association work

New Role

As CEO, Mr. White will lead ASA’s continued international visibility and world-wide capacity for innovation in professional development, credentialing and professional standards/ethics for the global valuation profession. He is expected to play a key role in implementing the Society’s strategic direction, solidifying opportunities for partnerships and collaboration among a wide range of national/international entities and applying his leadership to multiple diverse stakeholders in support of ASA’s mission.


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The American Society of Appraisers is a multi-discipline, non-profit, international organization of professional appraisers representing all appraisal disciplines: appraisal review and management, business valuation, gems and jewelry, machinery and technical specialties, personal property and real property. Its mission is to foster the public trust of its members and the appraisal profession through compliance with the highest levels of ethical and professional standards.

Non-Profit Specialists

Founded in 1986, Association Strategies provides executive search, organizational assessment and transition management services exclusively to non-profit organizations. The firm also offers succession planning, board advisory consulting and other services to help organizations leverage their visibility and influence to achieve strategic goals and tackle long-standing challenges and opportunities. Association Strategies recently recruited new leaders for the Forging Industry Association, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health.

Ms. Kaul has nearly three decades of experience in executive search, transition management and organization development. As president and founder of American Strategies, she pioneered the firm’s systems-based approach to executive search. Since starting the company in 1986, she has applied it to deliver top talent to hundreds of leading associations, foundations, NGOs and philanthropic institutions. A recognized specialist in organizational assessment and development programs, Ms. Kaul has piloted hundreds of clients through CEO and board organizational assessments, board recruitment, and paradigm shifts requiring business acumen, cultural sensitivity and awareness of the uniqueness of individual environments.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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