Rene Shonerd, MEd, CAE

VP of Association Strategy


Rene started her career in the association industry working in roles in both technology and membership at the American Society of Association Executives. She most enjoys working on technology initiatives that improve staff efficiencies, demonstrate value to the membership or that provide strategic insights to leadership. Most recently, Rene led an IT turnaround at a mid-sized professional association. Rene is a Certified Association Executive with a broad understanding of operations in both professional and trade organizations. Outside the office, Rene performs on an adult rhythm tap team and can frequently be spotted in a local dance fitness class. She lives in Alexandria Virginia with her husband and daughter.

Professional Highlights:

  • VP, Association Strategy – Cimatri
  • Co-Founder, Association Gurus LLC
  • President, Association Women Technology Champions
  • Chair of the ASAE Technology Section Council (2014)
  • Managing Director Technology Initiatives, American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • Director, IT Database Application, Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturer’s of America
  • Director of IT, National Apartment Association

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