With a nonprofit and association management career spanning over three decades, Claassen has executive leadership experience in trade associations, professional societies, and cause-based charitable organizations ranging in staff size from four to over 1,000. She has held a variety of senior management positions in health and science-based organizations and served as a member of nonprofit association boards. Claassen has leadership experience overseeing a wide range of nonprofit association responsibilities, including Board and committee development, member recruitment and retention, print and electronic media product creation, strategic marketing, fundraising, and organizational development. Lee has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Grand Valley State University and has pursued graduate studies at the University of Virginia. She is a member of ASAE and has earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation. Lee says her favorite part of working in the AMC industry is, “The motivation I get from the exciting challenges and opportunities that I’m presented and the privilege of working with such talented, knowledgeable, and dedicated colleagues.”
In her free time Lee likes to get creative in her studio and spend time with family and friends.