John Thorner, J.D., CAE
Specific Areas of Focus include:
- Governance Enhancement
- Strategic Planning
- Operations Improvement
Mr. Thorner has more than 30 years of association leadership experience, including executive director-level at six international professional societies:
- American Bar Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Society of Anesthesiologists
- National Recreation and Park Association
- Optical Society
- Air & Waste Management Association
During his tenure, each of these organizations experienced membership growth and major improvements in their financial health.
Mr. Thorner received his undergraduate degree in history and political science from Duke University, a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, and a law degree from the University of Georgia. He has served on numerous boards and committees, including a three-year term on the American Society of Association Executives Board of Directors. He has spoken at ASAE conferences on non-dues revenue enhancements and was the subject of two Associations Now articles on improving the financial health of not-for-profit organizations. He also co-authored an Associations Now article on auditing association government affairs activities.