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Michael Sherman, Ph.D., CAE


Michael Sherman's firm specializes in conducting surveys for associations.

Before founding ARI in 1984, Michael served on the staff of the National Association of Furniture Manufacturers for ten years, the last three as executive vice president. He also served as executive director of the Summer & Casual Furniture Manufacturers Association.

Michael earned a BS in mathematics at Virginia Tech and a Ph.D. in economics at the University of Pittsburgh where he specialized in industrial organization and econometrics. He has earned and maintains the designation of Certified Association Executive (CAE).

An active member of the association management community, Michael wrote the chapter on "Marketing Research" and was associate editor of Marketing the Nonprofit Association, published by the GWSAE Foundation. He also authored the chapter on "Research and Statistics" for Professional Practices in Association Management, published by the American Society of Association Executives.