The Board of Directors of ICPA, an association of insurance and financial services conference planners. has announced the appointment of Steve Bova, CAE, a 16-year association veteran, as its new executive director.
Bova is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives and the Association Forum of Chicagoland, where he once worked as director of communications and publisher of FORUM magazine. As publisher, he worked with many hospitality providers. Bova holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber's Institutes for Organization Management at the University of Notre Dame. He has held the Certified Association Executive designation since 1996.
The appointment marks ICPA's change from an independently run society to one that will be managed by SmithBucklin, the country's leading association management firm. "Our model has served us well," says ICPA president Debbie Boschee, Prudential Financial," "But," she adds, "We had to make a change to take the association to the next level--to help current members sell the value of ICPA to their companies, and to bring in new members from the financial services community."
As of May 5, the new headquarters information for ICPA is: Steve Bova, CAE, Executive Director, ICPA, 401 N. Michigan Ave., 22nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60611, 312-245-1023, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org