Bouchard Patterson Elected Chair of ASAE Research Foundation

August 30, 2022

AMPED is proud to announce that Lynda Bouchard Patterson, FASAE, CAE will become the Chair of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Research Foundation beginning Sept 1, 2022. She will also serve as Chair-Elect of the ASAE Board of Directors.

Recognized as an industry leader nationally, Bouchard Patterson has served as a Director At Large and Secretary-Treasurer for ASAE. She has also served on ASAE’s Foundation Board, Business Services Board, Strategic Planning Task Force and CEO Search Committee. In 2010, Lynda was one of a selected few to receive the ASAE Fellow designation.

“When I landed my first exec job while finishing grad school at the age of 25, I didn’t know what I didn’t know,” said Bouchard Patterson during the ASAE Annual Business Meeting this month. “I was lucky to have great mentors and ASAE and the CAE program as important parts of my career development. From my path to the CAE, volunteering, serving on the Board, and life-long friendships, I personally owe a lot to this organization. It is with this gratitude that I am so proud to also take on the role of volunteer Chair of ASAE Research Foundation.”

Bouchard Patterson started AMPED Association Management in 2008 and has guided it to its standing as an AMC Institute Accredited company and a certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise. With over 30 years’ experience in association management and consulting, Bouchard Patterson brings knowledge of a variety of organizational models and cultures, having served organizations in the CEO capacity as well as business development, marketing, and communications roles. Her visible presence in the association and hospitality community creates opportunities for her to continually learn from and share with other CEOs.

Also nominated to the ASAE officer roles are:

  • Lakisha Ann Woods, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, American Institute of Architects, Chair of the ASAE Board
  • Heidi Brock, President and CEO, American Forest & Paper Association, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Steven C. Anderson, FASAE, CAE, IOM, President and CEO, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Immediate Past Chair of the ASAE Board

Patterson and the new officers and directors at large were officially installed and joined the remaining board members at the 2022 ASAE Annual Meeting and Exposition, August 20-23 in Nashville, Tenn.

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 48,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With 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 about ASAE, visit