ASPA Executive Director Accepts New Position

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ASPA ED Appointed Deputy Executive Director at National League of Cities.

ASPA Executive Director Antoinette Samuel

As we get ready to mark our 75th Anniversary, Toni has placed ASPA in a great position to welcome the next 75 years.

The National Council of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) announces the departure of its Executive Director Antoinette Samuel. Antoinette (Toni) Samuel has been at the helm of ASPA for nearly nine years. She leaves to take a new position with the National League of Cities as its Deputy Executive Director.

Under Samuel’s leadership, ASPA has seen an expansion of growth in its membership, increase in attendance at its Annual Conference, diversification of its publications and an increase in its collaborative partnerships. ASPA has also expanded its reach internationally developing several significant partnerships with global organizations that also promote good governance.

ASPA President Stephen Condrey said, “We are sad to see Toni go, but are excited at the opportunities that are ahead for her. Her innovative ideas and professional insight have been essential to ASPA’s stability and growth, particularly during the recession when many associations faced significant decline in membership. As we get ready to mark our 75th Anniversary, Toni has placed ASPA in a great position to welcome the next 75 years.”

Samuel has worked for 20 years in public service at the local, state and national level before entering association management. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) and a Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) with ASAE and served on its board of directors from 2009-2012.

ASPA is the leading professional organization working to advance the art, science and practice of public administration. Its membership of more than 8,500 represent individuals working at the local, state and federal levels of government, as well as those engaged in academic research and teaching of public affairs.

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