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Anatomy of a Transition: A New Executive’s Journey

By Christopher L. Williston, VI, CAE At the beginning of 2019, I began my dream job. After almost 10 years at the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT), I stepped into “the chair” as President and CEO of the organization. Of course, the work of transition began long before January 1. Given the fact that our previous CEO (who just ...

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Building the Bridge for a Successful CEO Change

Many associations today are experiencing or anticipating leadership transitions as long-time CEOs/executive directors reach retirement age. But not all organizations are doing the succession planning they should be. “No one really wants to have the conversation,” observed David Martin, managing partner with Sterling Martin Associates, an association CEO search firm. If the CEO brings up the conversation, the board might think the ...

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