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Diversity Discussion Series: Association Leadership Panel

  • Friday, February 03, 2023
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Join us for a moderated panel discussion on association leadership experiences in honor of Black History Month and as the first session in our Diversity Discussion Series. Panelists will share their wins, opportunities and resources they've utilized throughout their careers to achieve success.


Reggie Henry, CAE

Reggie joined ASAE in November of 1994.  His responsibilities are to implement "exemplary" systems at ASAE that can serve as a model to the rest of the association community and to "ratchet-up" the use and understanding of technology among ASAE members.  He has been working with and/or for non-profit organizations since 1985.

Reggie speaks regularly on technology and strategy issues.  Some of his most recent speaking engagements include the 2022 NAESP/NASSP State Executive Directors’ Professional Development Conference, 2021 World Chambers Congress – Dubai, NABE CE Retreat: Welcome & Plenary Session - The Future of the Membership Associations Post-Pandemic, 2021 Exhibition and Conventions Executive Forum, 2021 High Road Solutions Spring Virtual Conference, 2021 ASAE Annual Meeting. In 2009 he was invited by the Secretary of Smithsonian to participate in Smithsonian 2.0, a Gathering to Re-Imagine the Smithsonian in the Digital Age.  Reggie was recently named one of the top 40 CIOs in DC-MD-VA area.

Tia Perry

Tia Perry serves as director of inclusion, diversity and equity at Associated Builders and Contractors and is a member of the executive management team. Perry is a results-driven leader with more than 16 years of association experience, the last seven years of which have been focused on advancing inclusion, diversity and equity efforts.

Her award-winning passion and success were recently recognized by the Maryland Minority Contractors Association through its Professional Commitment Award and by the American Society of Association Executives as a Diversity Executive Leadership Program Scholar.

Gary Roebuck, MS, MOA, CAE

Gary has over 20 years of experience in the association and nonprofit sectors and currently serves as Deputy Executive Director at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). In this capacity, he serves as the organization’s chief operating officer, responsible for oversight of all financial, information technology, human resource, and business matters in addition to the operationalization of the organization's annual action plan.

He earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) in 2017 and was selected as part the 2019–2021 class of ASAE’s Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP). 

Moderator: Anikia Brown, CAE, MS

Anikia is the senior marketing manager for the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI). She has served associations for over 12 years in various marketing and communications roles to support their efforts in advancing communities that are disproportionately impacted by health inequalities. 

Anikia is a passionate volunteer and currently serves on the board of directors for the Association for Women in Communication, where she is also the Washington, DC Metro Chapter President. In 2020 she was recognized as one of Association's Forums Forty Under 40 and as an ASAE Diversity Executive Leadership Program Scholar. In 2022 she earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation ASAE.

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