Frank Fortin, CAE
Why “Guilt” by Association? Not literally guilty.
But because I’m “guilty” of being associated with associations, and proud of it. Love ’em, hate ’em, or both, doesn’t matter — we got ’em. And we make a big difference in the world.
I’ve been an association professional and consultant for the last 20 years. I also spent 15 years in journalism, and five years as a partner in a PR and marketing firm in Providence, R.I. I’m also an unrepentant Red Sox and Boston Celtics fan, and remain devoted to Bruce Springsteen’s music since my introduction to him at a concert in a 4000 seat gym in Providence, a trillion years ago.
I am also passionately devoted to education. My father was a teacher. So was an uncle, an aunt … etc. I have been a board member of the Needham Education Foundation since 2003 and was co-president from 2008 to 2010.
One other thing: The opinions here are solely my own.