Douglas M. Kleine is an experienced association executive with over 30 years of experience in nonprofits. Doug is a consummate association professional and generously gives of his time and expertise to others in the community.
He has worked in all areas of association management, including membership, marketing, non-dues revenue, meetings, finance, human resources, grant administration and publishing, and brings both hands-on and management experience to his assignments. He possesses excellent organizational skills and a talent for working with boards and staff.
Doug began his career as program director with a four year old association that grew from 3,000 to 13,000 members in his 11 years there. He doubled the number of chapters, started an education and designation program, launched two specialty newsletters and created a robust publications program.
As an affiliated consultant with Transition Management Consulting, Inc. (TMC) and as principal and owner of DMK Professional Services, LLC, Doug has provided interim executive leadership to a number of organizations in transition, including, for example, the American Association of Family and Consumer Services, Society for Vascular Ultrasound and National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys.
Prior to his work with TMC, Doug served as Executive Director of the Washington Metro Chapter of the Community Associations Institute, Association for Conflict Resolution, National Association of Housing Cooperatives, Entomological Society of America, and Soil and Water Conservation Society. He has spent 20 years in the field of housing and 4 years in property management.
Doug is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) where he earned his Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation. He serves on the CAE Exam Committee, the committee responsible for reviewing the CAE exams and recommends when and where to add new questions. He served on ASAE's Executive Management Council, CEO Advisory Committee and Peer Review Team. Doug also participated in ASAE's management peer review program.
His professional work has been recognized with awards from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Iowa Society of Association Executives, Chicago Society of Association Executives, Association Trends newsletter, and five times from ASAE.
Doug earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Pittsburgh.
TMC performed a background and credit check on Doug in 2013.