Since its 1938 founding, the Ohio Society of Association Executives (OSAE) has provided a variety of tangible benefits, products and services that enhance growth, development and professional expertise among its membership. The association profession is diverse, its leaders knowledgeable and its experiences truly unique. OSAE supports, celebrates and communicates these messages on behalf of our diverse membership. 

OSAE is a leading resource of specialized learning experiences for industry professionals–building and nurturing relationships that often last a career and span a lifetime. If you seek an experienced peer network, new ideas and an organization that takes pride in ensuring each member’s success – look no further!

OSAE is the best place for Ohio-based association professionals, industry peers and business affiliates to form meaningful connections and lasting relationships with their peers. Our mission is to inspire excellence, leadership and professionalism. OSAE does this while enhancing the professionalism of association leaders and those who support our various industries and communities. 

As a nonprofit serving Ohio’s powerful association industry, OSAE is committed to its leadership role among Ohio’s associations — to serve as the indispensable resource for association executives — assisting you as you make vital contacts both within and outside your particular industry.

Together, all of our nonprofit organizations comprise a powerful body of support for Ohio’s businesses, association management industry and for the state’s citizens. If you are an association professional or provide products or services to Ohio’s association community, your involvement with OSAE with strengthen your career and your connections. We build relationships!

Our Mission:

OSAE inspires excellence, leadership and professionalism in Ohio’s association community.

Our Values: