Executive Search Consultant
CAROLE Z. BADGER, JD, FASAE, CAE (Ret.)
“WE TRULY UNDERSTAND THE NONPROFIT COMMUNITY SINCE WE’VE ACTUALLY WORKED IN THOSE ENVIRONMENTS AS STAFF AND VOLUNTEER LEADERS. OUR COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCE ENABLES TUFT TO CRAFT SEARCHES THAT ACTUALLY FIT THE CLIENT’S ENVIRONMENT AND ALIGN TO INDUSTRY PRACTICE.”
Carole Z. Badger offers unsurpassed association management expertise and a unique understanding of the needs of nonprofits on the regional, national and international level. Since coming to Tuft & Associates, she has led more than 90 association CEO and senior management searches.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE
Prior to joining Tuft & Associates, Carole served for more than 20 years as the chief paid executive of professional, business, and philanthropic organizations. During that time, she also led numerous evaluations of nonprofit associations in the United States for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and in Eastern Europe for USAID/Eastern European Real Property Foundation.
A past lecturer and author on association management issues, Carole also served as a volunteer board member and officer of numerous nonprofit organizations. Positions include President of TEMPO International; past President of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (WSAE); and a Board member of the American Society of Association Executives, where she served on the CAE Commission and chaired both the Peer Review Committee and the ASAE Foundation’s Best Practices Task Force.
EDUCATION & DISTINCTIONS
Carole was named a Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives in 1993, and received the WSAE Hall of Fame Award in 2006. Carole graduated magna cum laude from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, with a Bachelor of Arts in History. She received her JD degree from University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison and completed additional graduate work in Public Policy and Administration.