During my years as an ASA officer, I've had the privilege of speaking with hundreds of our members from across the country. To me, it's the best part of the job. As you can imagine, those conversations have covered a wide variety of topics. But in recent months, one question has come up more frequently than others: How does one go about becoming a leader in ASA?

The question about clarity in the leadership selection process may be the tip of an iceberg. The unspoken part is whether we could be doing a better job. If that's true, it may well be time for us to consider reforms – to streamline the process and make it clear and open. But, in order to set a bearing in the direction we want to go, we first need to understand where we are.

Let's take a look at how the process currently...

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