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AOE Welcomes ACI’s New Executive Vice President Fred Grubbe


AOE is pleased to introduce Frederick “Fred” H. Grubbe, MBA, CAE, as our new Chairman of the Board.


Earlier this summer, Fred was named Executive Vice President of AOE client, the American Concrete Institute (ACI). He most recently served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA).


“It is a great honor to have Fred join the AOE board as chairman,” said Kimberly Kayler, AOE President. “His experience in for-profit subsidiaries of non-profits is unique and is expected to be a huge asset to AOE and our clients. We look forward to his leadership.”


Fred brings more than 25 years of non-profit executive leadership experience to the Institute, with notable prior positions at the Appraisal Institute, American Fraternal Alliance (formerly the National Fraternal Congress of America), and the Think First Foundation. He also served as director of strategic planning and special projects at the Million Dollar Round Table, along with positions at several other non-profit organizations.


In addition to his non-profit experience, Fred worked at the U.S. Department of Transportation as a Special Assistant to the Secretary and White House Liaison, prior to serving as Deputy Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 1992, President George H.W. Bush appointed Grubbe as Deputy Director of the U.S. Office of Consumer Affairs in the White House. Fred is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), currently serving on the Board of Directors for ASAE Business Solutions (ABSI), a for-profit subsidiary of ASAE. He also served as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Association Forum of Chicagoland. A Certified Association Executive (CAE), he received his Master of Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago.

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