FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Katie Kirkton
INDIANAPOLIS – Lane Velayo, a certified association executive and eight-year member of the Indiana Society of Association Executives (ISAE), has been selected by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) as one of 12 scholars named to its 2015–17 Diversity Executive Leadership Program. A total of 64 applications were received.
The prestigious two-year ASAE Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) prepares participants from across the U.S. for future leadership roles with nonprofit associations, not-for-profit organizations and other groups.
DELP provides individuals from underrepresented segments of the association community with greater opportunities for career advancement and more meaningful contributions in their current and future roles.
Those selected must:
- Be a member of a racial/ethnic minority group, a lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender individual or a person with a disability.
- Be currently employed in a mid-to-senior level association position with a minimum of three years professional experience as a mid-to-senior level association professional or have been employed as an association CEO for a minimum of one year.
- Demonstrate professional, volunteer and civic/community leadership experience.
- Commit to fully engage in all DELP scholarship benefits, including educational programs, career guidance, mentoring, volunteer service and networking opportunities.
“We selected Lane based on many factors. He showed a passion for paying it forward, which is personally a key element I’m looking for when reviewing an applicant,” said David Frick, chair of the DELP Scholar Selection Task Force and chair of the ASAE Diversity and Inclusion Committee. “Lane also expressed the value he puts on servant leadership, and participating, not just delegating. His style is one of inclusion which is an important trait the selection committee seeks in candidates.”
Velayo, executive director for the Indiana Music Education Association and also an ISAE past president, says his acceptance into the program will give him the tools needed to help create more diversity and diversity awareness within the association profession, as well as within the music education profession.
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The Indiana Society of Association Executives (ISAE) serves more than 350 association professionals and supplier members. The state’s leading educational and networking organization designed specifically to meet the needs of association professionals, ISAE exists to support and strengthen the success of its members and the associations they serve. For more information, visit www.isae.org.