Michelle Mills Clement, FASAE, CAE, RCE, was named the 72nd recipient of the American Society of Association Executives Key Award in July. CEO of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®, Mills Clement has been recognized throughout the country for her work in the real estate industry, including advocacy for fair housing and anti-racist initiatives.
As ASAE’s highest honor, the Key Award is presented to chief staff executives of associations who demonstrate exceptional qualities of leadership and a deep commitment to voluntary membership organizations. Mills Clement is the first Black recipient and the youngest in the award’s 60-year history.
Mills Clement has been an ASAE Fellow and Diversity Executive Leadership Program Scholar and also serves on the board of the Chicago-based Association Forum. She is the co-founder and host of the “Texts to Table: A Conversation About Race and Leadership” webcast.