Our Team

Charles W. L. Deale, FASAE, CAE
Account Executive

Charles (Chip) Deale is a career association executive with four decades of senior-level nonprofit experience.

He most recently held the position of vice president of membership and chapter relations at Financial Executives International (FEI), representing individuals holding policy-making positions in corporate financial management. Before joining the FEI staff, Chip was executive director at the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), the organization serving visual journalists in all news media. For over 13 years, he also was the head of society relations at CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals.

Prior to CFA Institute, Chip spent the first two decades of his career in the Washington, D.C. area in various executive staff capacities for the national industry associations representing manufacturers of concrete masonry products, owner-operators of truck stops and travel plazas, independent chain retailers of petroleum products, wholesale-distributors of wine and distilled spirits, and owners of temporary staffing companies.

Throughout his career, Chip has been actively involved in national and regional organizations representing the association management profession. For example, at the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), he served a three-year term on the board of directors from 2006–2009. Most recently, he was named to the 2015 class of ASAE fellows, one of only 250 individuals to have been bestowed with this honorary recognition since the program began in 1986. In August 2007, he received ASAE’s “Professional Performance Award,” which recognizes exemplary contributions and service by an association executive serving in a non-CEO capacity.

Chip received a degree in journalism from George Washington University in Washington, D.C