Scott Steen

Scott Steen, FASAE, CAE

Executive Director

American Physiological Society

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Scott Steen, CAE, FASAE, was appointed as the executive director of the American Physiological Society in July of 2018. The Society is a global leader in expanding knowledge related to biological function, championing the importance of physiology for achieving breakthroughs in health, disease and our understanding of life. Previously, Steen led two science-focused organizations: the American Ceramic Society—a science and engineering society—and, most recently, American Forests. During his tenure at both organizations, he presided over substantial increases in revenue, membership growth, innovation and member engagement. While Steen was president & CEO of American Forests, membership tripled, the organization launched several new, high-profile initiatives and operating revenue nearly doubled. The organization also received media coverage in such outlets as The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, and NPR, and was named one of the best managed environmental charities in America by Outside Magazine. Steen has also served as chief strategy officer at the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and chief operating officer of the Center for Association Leadership, a think tank and education center for association managers and leaders. He is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), a fellow of ASAE, and a frequent author and speaker on topics that include managing organizational change, creating cultures that support innovation, storytelling as a leadership tool, branding, member engagement and future trends in association management.