November 5, 2015
The Board of Directors of the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA) is pleased to announce the appointment of A. Cedric Calhoun as NAEA's Executive Vice President. A Certified Association Executive (CAE) and Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives (FASAE), Calhoun brings over two decades of experience in executive leadership, membership development, market research and identification, marketing and communications plan development, as well as strategic planning, with both professional societies and trade associations. Calhoun will succeed Interim EVP John Fiegel, CAE, in late December of 2015.
"In keeping with NAEA's succession plan, a comprehensive search was undertaken," said NAEA President Terry Durkin, EA. "The Board would like to thank the Search Committee for its diligent and thorough work finding the right individual to lead NAEA. I look forward to the next chapter for our organization."
Calhoun comes to NAEA from the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP), where he served as executive director for eight years. Previously, Calhoun was director of marketing and membership for The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, DC-based organization charged with mobilizing employer purchasing power to encourage safety, quality and consumer value in America's health care industry. He also served as director of member and component relations for the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS), and director of marketing and membership for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA).
Calhoun began his association management career in 1995 when he joined the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). He served in various capacities with CASE before becoming its director of membership in 2000.
Calhoun was born in Camp Springs, MD and grew up in Jacksonville, NC. He graduated from Wake Forest University with a bachelor's degree in psychology. He is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives and is a frequent lecturer on the topics of association membership and marketing.