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Changing of the Guard at ASAE: Taylor Retires

Ernest Hemingway called retirement the ugliest word in the English language, according to R. William Taylor, CAE , "and I agree with him." Taylor spoke at the August annual meeting of the American Society of Association Executives, held at the Opryland Hotel Convention Center in Nashville. Taylor, who retired after 17 years as ASAE's president and CEO, was visibly moved when past ASAE chairpersons lined up on stage to pay him tribute. He noted that he was particularly proud of how female

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