Fun fact: My wife, Susie, and I just celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary. We are blessed with two terrific children, Becky (age 28) and DJ (age 26). Both of my children followed in my footsteps and currently work in the field of association management for membership associations, like CMAA. They are involved with membership development and educational programming – key areas for any association. As junior association professionals, I learn a great deal by listening to their conversations about work. Often these conversations focus on changes happening within their organizations – new ventures, resolving member problems, program development, etc. These conversations are generally operational discussions as they are working to best implement change in their organizations. Often these conversations lead to the comment of “I wish someone asked me before we got this far, as I could have helped save the organization a lot of time and frustration.” Read more in the CEO’s Blog.