Chicago CEO Wins Prestigious ASAE Award

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.