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ISAE Names Kevin Kruse 2015 Association Executive of the Year

Wednesday, April 29, 2015  
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Media Contact: Kate Banasiak, President & CEO

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kate@assoc-mgmt.com, 515-282-8192


ISAE Names Kevin Kruse 2015 Distinguished Association Executive of the Year


April 28, 2014, West Des Moines, IAThe Iowa Society of Association Executives (ISAE) yesterday announced Kevin Kruse, J.D., CAE, as the 2015 Distinguished Association Executive of the Year. Kruse is the Senior Vice President and Legal Counsel for Diversified Management Services (DMS), an association management company located in West Des Moines. He received the award during the ISAE Annual Meeting at the Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel.


About the Award

The Distinguished Association Executive of the Year Award is a reflection of outstanding leadership and achievement in association management. Distinguished Association Executives serve ISAE, contribute to other voluntary membership organizations, and participate in civic and community affairs. The men and women nominated exemplify the best in association management by continually bringing credit to the profession and the association management community.


 “It is an honor to receive this prestigious award,” said Kruse. “It’s gratifying to be recognized for helping associations and professional societies set and achieve their goals so that they can make a difference for their members and their communities. The advancement of association management is important to my colleagues and myself, and we will continue to strive for excellence within the profession.”


About the Winner

Kruse received a BA degree in Business Administration and Computer Science from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Drake University in Des Moines. He currently services as Treasurer for the ISAE Board of Directors, and is also active in the Iowa State Bar Association. He has been with DMS for 25 years and serves as the executive director for numerous associations while providing legal resource for all clients.


“Kevin is more than deserving of this award,” said Kate Banasiak, President and CEO of Diversified Management Services. “He pushes himself and our staff at DMS every day to think outside of the box and to strive for excellence. The work he has already done to advance the profession of association management is extensive. I am excited to see what he will do for the profession in the coming years.”


Diversified Management Services

DMS is an AMC Institute Accredited association management company that provides specialized management services to various associations across the United States. DMS operates with the highest levels of professionalism and responsibility and is amongst an elite group of AMC professionals that are the preferred choice for management of associations, professional societies and not-for-profits around the world. For more information about DMS, visit www.assoc-mgmt.com.



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