SMEI was founded in 1935 by a group of sales professionals who originally met in Fort Worth Texas leading up to a founding meeting in New York on October 17, 1935. Watch this informative video to learn about SMEI's history and how it resonates today.
Willis Turner is President & CEO of SMEI and has been actively engaged in supporting professional association management through volunteer service on the ASAE accreditation committee, the National Advisory Board for DECA and the National Society of Professional Engineers.
Willis is a Certified Marketing & Sales Instructor and actively teaches marketing, professional selling and sales management through universities and corporate programs around the world.
Willis holds the CME and CSE designations bestowed by SMEI and the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from ASAE which he earned in 2005. Earners of the Certified Association Executive have demonstrated, through experience and passing an exam, that they have practical experience in association management and executive level knowledge in defined competencies. He has a strong aptitude for web-based tools that assist associations and non-profit organizations to be more productive while providing members with high value. Willis is passionate about professional certification and has 20+ years of experience in developing and managing professional certification programs.
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