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What does the D.C. Bar Treasurer do?
Why am I uniquely qualified for this role?
My professional background is primarily in organizational and operational management. For the last seven years, I have worked in the membership association field and have earned a Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the American Society of Association Executives.
Photo: In January 2020, Shaun accepts the Organizational Excellence Award and the Programming Excellence Award for accomplishments of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) and the NAST Foundation.
In January 2020, Shaun accepts the Organizational Excellence Award and the Programming Excellence Award for accomplishments of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) and the NAST Foundation.
Shaun addresses state treasurers and participants at the NAST Treasury Management Conference.
Executive Director/CEO of the National Association of State Treasurers
I am currently the Executive Director/CEO of the National Association of State Treasurers, where I manage all aspects of the membership association and its 501(c)(3) foundation. This includes financial management, policy and advocacy, membership product and service development, conference planning and execution and supporting my members – the State Treasurers, their staff, and our corporate members, as they manage over $3.5 trillion in public funds across the United States.
Previously I served as the Chief Operating Officer for the American Psychiatric Association, with a nearly identical budget and staffing pattern to the D.C. Bar and serving over 37,000 members.
Dedication to helping the Bar lead during unprecedented times
These experiences have taught me the importance and value of membership associations. When well-run, they serve as a tremendous value to their members in providing education, services, networking forums, and advocacy leadership that should far exceed the cost of membership.
The work of organizations like the D.C. Bar should never be stagnant. They should constantly be listening to their members and finding ways to get out ahead of their members’ needs. This is particularly important in times of great change and difficulty, such as we are experiencing now with COVID-19.
In my current organization we have pivoted from business as usual – hosting in-person conferences – to planning virtual conferences, hosting nationwide conference calls with members to talk about pressing matters, compiling and making available resources for state governments that had never been needed before (e.g. remote working policies and procedures), and very active lobbying on the Hill and with agencies. It will be critical for the D.C. Bar to do the same for its members at a time in which attorneys are experiencing significant upheavals in how they work.
The impact of COVID-19 will mean different demands for legal services, new and challenging remote working environments, and other administrative and technological issues that we are only beginning to experience. The Bar can and should help lead us through these times.