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John Chen was named PMBA as Managing Director during the Fall of 2015. Chen brings a vast background to PMBA in both individual and trade association experience. Prior to PMBA, he served as director of member engagement for the Photo Marketing Association and served in communication, marketing, publications and volunteer management roles for the National Association for Law Placement and International Society for Performance Improvement.

Chen works with the Board of Directors and membership to meet PMBA’s mission to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness, and economics of public media.

Chen graduated from California State University, Chico with a B.S. in Instructional Design and a B.A in Communication Design. In 2013 Chen earned the designation of Certified Association Executive (CAE) from ASAE. He is a frequent presenter at ASAE, chairs the research initiatives subcommittee on their Communication Section Council, and is a graduate of their 2012 Leadership Academy. Chen was named one of Association Trends 2015 Young and Aspiring Professionals – one of a class of five accomplished association professionals.