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Ms. ELENA GERSTMANN

Executive Director,
INFORMS

Contact Details

INFORMS
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
COMMITTEE CHAIR

Bio

With more than 20 years of experience in senior leader roles in associations and nonprofit organizations, I have a demonstrated track record of driving strategic change, leading global initiatives, structuring mission-critical partnerships and alliances, and increasing membership, volunteer, and employee engagement.

As Deputy of Executive Operations at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), I spearheaded an initiative to enhance the Board of Directors’ ability to govern a large globally expanding organization.

As Staff Executive for Corporate Activities at the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), I led efforts to create a new strategic plan, drove enterprise-wide projects to instill data-driven decision-making into all levels of the organization, and laid the foundation to expand operations in Europe.

At the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE with 1,200+ employees), I led employee engagement efforts and was also consistently ranked in the Top 10% of leadership by attaining the highest employee engagement of all teams.

And in 2017 I won the “Professional Performance Award” from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and was selected as 1 of only 4 ASAE Fellows in 2014, representing the Top 1% of the ASAE's membership base.

Job History

IEEE
Senior Director, Enterprise Planning and Development
September 2011 - present

ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
Board of Directors
August 2012 - August 2015

IEEE
Staff Director, Corporate Strategy & Communications
September 1999 - October 2011

Borough of Manhattan Community College
Academic Information coordinator
January 1997 - January 1999