Washington D.C. (June 17, 2021) – The Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) announced yesterday the selection of Alison E. Heron, MBA, CAE, as their next Chief Executive Officer, effective July 12, 2021. Heron’s professional experience includes more than 26 years in a variety of associations.
Heron joins ACLP from her most recent role as the Senior Director, Membership and Customer Relations for the Water Environment Federation (WEF). Heron is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and a 2008-2009 ASAE Diversity Executive Leadership Scholar.
In ACLP’s recent announcement, they said Heron is a data-driven and a high-achieving visionary leader committed to advancing an organization’s strategic goals through diversity, equity and inclusion strategies, transformational leadership, trend/data analysis, and commitment to high-level customer service interaction.
Heron earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Strayer University in 2000 and her M.B.A. from the University of Maryland University College in 2019.
Founded in 1982, ACLP advances the field of child life by establishing and maintaining standards of practice, providing professional development opportunities, and overseeing a rigorous credentialing program. ACLP advances the credibility of the child life profession by fostering research and promoting the standards of child life practice on a North American and global level. ACLP’s vision is that every child and family have access to comprehensive services provided by a child life professional as an integral part of their health care experience.
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