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Association Laboratory to Speak at Two July Conferences

Chicago, Illinois, July 12, 2012 - Dean West, President of Association Laboratory, will be a featured speaker at two conferences in late July.

In early 2012, Association Laboratory published a white paper titled Looking Forward 2012 that represented a collaborative effort of more than a dozen association CEO’s and senior executives. This white paper identified a range of critical issues in the external, industry, and professional environment that may have a dramatic influence on associations and introduces potential implications on association business strategy.

His presentations will focus on the findings identified by Association Laboratory Inc. in its white paper, “Looking Forward 2012: Influences on the Association Environment.” (The white paper is available for download via the Association Laboratory website:

On July 27, West will address the Ohio Society of Association Executives at its Annual Meeting in Cleveland, OH; on July 30, he will address the Management Association EAA Staff Conference in Chicago, IL.

Dean West is a Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives. He is a past member of the ASAE Membership Council and a past Chair of the ASAE Professional Development Council. Mr. West is a frequent author and has contributed to two ASAE books on Professional Development and Membership. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Association Forum of Chicagoland.

Association Laboratory is a strategic think tank specializing in association business strategy. The company is a nationally recognized leader in association management, serving a client base of leading national and international professional societies and trade associations through staff in Chicago, IL, and Washington, DC. The award-winning company is known for its expertise in association research, business model development, and sustainable business strategy.

The Ohio Society of Association Executives (OSAE) is the ‘association of associations' for executives of Ohio professional societies, trade associations and convention and visitors bureaus as well as representatives of supplier and service providers to the association community. OSAE is committed to its leadership role in serving associations in Ohio and being an essential resource to its members. Together, OSAE members form a vital and influential body to advance the success of Ohio businesses, trades and professions.

The Management Association is the most comprehensive, trusted source of practical human resource expertise, continuously improving the performance of the employers we support. Our work environment attracts, develops, rewards and retains a team of talented, experienced and dedicated professionals.

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