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Addy M. Kujawa, CAE
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Addy M. Kujawa, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
P: 317-749-0625
C: 847-624-2339
akujawa@aaoe.net

Addy Kujawa, CAE, is a results-oriented, creative, and energetic leader with more than 18 years of association management experience. During her first six years as CEO with the American Association of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE), she led them out from under another association, moved the association to another state, and doubled the staff size to manage an expanded menu of products and services, all while ensuring steady membership growth and financial stability.

Kujawa is a serial strategic visionary driven by success. She consistently identifies and capitalizes on market opportunities to maximize reach and growth potential, whether developing distinctive sponsorship opportunities tailored to potential partners or embracing a unique staff culture to attract talent to her team.

In addition to her day job, Kujawa is a frequent speaker at association industry events, presenting on a variety of topics ranging from personal branding to strategic planning and whatever else catches her fancy. As a volunteer, Kujawa has served the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) in many capacities since 2011, most recently as the Chair of the Membership Section Council, currently serves on the board of directors of the Indiana Society of Association Executives (ISAE), serves on the Editorial Advisory Council of Meeting Mentor Magazine, and even makes time to hold the position of president of a middle school PTO. Well-regarded by her peers in association leadership, Kujawa was recognized as the ISAE “Association Executive of the Year” in 2015, an honor that still makes her blush.

Expertise

  • Association Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Partnerships and Sponsorships
  • Negotiation
  • Financials
  • Speaker
  • Author

Education

  • BS, Business Administration, University of Phoenix

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) (2010-Present)
    • Chair, Membership Section Council (2016-2017)
    • Vice Chair, Membership Section Council (2015-2016)
    • Member, Membership Section Council (2013-2015)
    • Chair, Article Subcommittee (2015-2016)
    • Member, Article Subcommittee (2014-2015)
    • Chair, Gold Circle Award Subcommittee (2013-2014)
    • Head Judge, Gold Circle Awards (2014-2015)
    • Judge, Gold Circle Awards (2011-2013; 2015-2016)
  • Indiana Society of Association Executives (ISAE) (2014-Present)
    • Member, Board of Directors
    • Member, Professional Development Committee (2015-2016)
  • BoardSource (2011-Present)
  • MeetingMentor Magazine
    • Editorial Advisory Council

    Volunteer

    • Carmel Middle School
      • Vice President, PTO (2016-2017)
    • Smoky Row Elementary School
    • Gleaner’s Food Bank
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