Richard Yep

ACA Executive Director Richard Yep, CAE, has been named as one of the 2012 Class of Fellows by ASAE, the Center for Association Leadership.

According to ASAE, the Fellows program recognizes individual accomplishments and contributions to ASAE and the association community and is a call to service for the profession. Yep is among five association leaders to receive this honor.

“The Fellows program asks leaders to continue and seek out service as authors, mentors, leaders and speakers,” said Stacy Tetschner, CEO of the National Speakers Association and chair of ASAE’s Fellows Selection Committee. “The ASAE Fellows program is an honorary recognition bestowed upon less than 1 percent of ASAE’s membership representing the best of the association community. The 2012 Class of Fellows is made up of committed association leaders, and it is my pleasure to welcome them to the Fellows community.”

Each Fellow is selected through a process involving peer endorsement, 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 other candidates.

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