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Cal Clemons


A veteran association management executive for 36 years, Cal Clemons has served on many boards of directors, including serving as the executive vice president and executive director of 16 associations. Cal currently serves as President of Catharsis, LLC, a governance consultancy. He is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). Cal served for four years in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of captain and earning many honors, including a Bronze Star. Afterward, he worked as a district sales manager and eventually vice president of sales for two consumer products corporations before founding Clemons & Associates, Inc., an association management company. Cal authored The Perfect Board, a primer on board governance, and coauthored Building an Association Management Company, which discusses how to operate an association management company. He also taught marketing and advertising at several universities. As a business consultant, Cal travels extensively and continues to serve on several boards for business and volunteer organizations.