Donna Davis to Leave as CEO of the Arizona Small Business Association
Monday, November 21, 2011
Posted by: Kristen Wilson
AZ (November 18, 2011) - After
engineering a successful turnaround as CEO of Arizona Small Business Association,
Donna Davis announces today, she will not be renewing her contract, which ends
December 31, 2011. She will continue to
lead the organization and assist with the onboarding of a new CEO through
January 31, 2012. ASBA’s Board of Directors has formed a search committee to
begin the process of finding her successor.
has been a privilege to lead ASBA and to serve the small business community. I
have enjoyed advancing ASBA, helping our members, and connecting with
organizations throughout Arizona and the
stated. "With the completion of ASBA’s turnaround, the time has come to recruit
new leadership to advance the organization.”
this turnaround period, in an extremely challenging economy, Donna has
fulfilled every goal set with the Board of Directors,” said Lynn Paige,
Chairwoman of ASBA’s Board of Directors. "She has worked with the Board
to capitalize on all her amazing talents and leaves behind a legacy of
excellence for us all to follow,” she added.
has done amazing things for ASBA members and small business owners around Arizona. Under her
direction, the association reinvented itself and more than doubled its
membership. We wish her well in her new endeavors and look forward to a
smooth transition,” remarked ASBA Board Vice Chairman Joe Higgins.
the last three years, the organization’s membership has grown from 2,700 to
over 11,000 business members, the financials are in the strongest condition in
the organization’s 40-year history, the staff is extremely competent and
dedicated, and the culture is energized.
a change agent, my role is completed, and it is time for me to entertain other
professional opportunities. In the meantime, it is business as usual,”
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in all 15 counties. ASBA members enjoy
access to significant group discounts, countless opportunities to do business
with each other, a wide array of insurance products, and active advocacy
efforts on public policy issues to protect their businesses.
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