Craig Banister, Director of Marketing and Communications at Raybourn Group International (RGI), was recently selected as a NextGen Scholar by The American Society for Association Executives. He is one of 23 young professionals selected to attend the NextGen Summit this week in Columbus, Ohio.
Offered once annually, the NextGen Summit is a unique opportunity for younger leaders who possess a passion for positive association impacts. Recipients demonstrate leadership potential to provide success to the organizations they serve.
According to ASAE President and CEO Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE, “NextGen scholars represent some of the brightest, most enterprising and creative association professionals under the age of 35.”
Over the course of an immersive 3-day experience, selected participants engage in meaningful conversations about the unique needs of the association industry. Attendees engage in conversations related to their perspectives and interests as young professional association leaders and their role in adapting to trends facing the association industry.
“It is an honor to be selected for this event,” said Craig. “I’m looking forward to connecting with association leaders from around the country. This will be a great opportunity for us all to share new ideas and discuss solutions to the shared challenges we are facing.”
The NextGen Summit takes place Sept. 21-24 and provides the opportunity for participants to cultivate new professional skills and creative confidence. Scholars acquire the tools, visibility, and network necessary to become a positive force in the broader association community. The program is designed for highly engaged and motivated association management professionals.
Founded in 1988, Raybourn Group International is an accredited, award winning association management, consulting and event planning firm that specializes in helping membership-based organizations thrive, not just survive. RGI serves local, state, regional, national and international organizations that total 60,000+ members in more than 100 countries.
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 46,000 association executives and industry partners. Since it was established 100 years ago, its members have and continue to lead, manage, and work in or partner with organizations in more than a dozen association management disciplines, from executive management to finance to technology. With the support of the ASAE Research Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge, and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession and provides resources, education, ideas, and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information, visit ASAE at asaecenter.org.