June 20, 2017
Austin, TX – CE21, a leading cloud-based technology provider for associations and membership organizations, is pleased to announce the addition of Rick Rutherford to their leadership team. Rick will serve as CE21’s Vice President of Association Solutions. In this leadership role, Rick will work with the CE21 team in the development and deployment of the company’s innovative SaaS solutions for the association industry.
“Rick’s distinguished track record as a staff member, technology executive and recognized thought leader in the association industry has allowed him to develop a unique set of skills that will enhance CE21’s ability to meet the growing needs of our customers as we continue to provide high-quality, innovative products to the marketplace,” said John Davis, CEO and Founder of CE21.
“In the past year, there has been considerable disruption in the association technology space which has a lot of professionals in this community talking. Right now, there are more questions than answers,” Rutherford said. “Just as in 2001 when I first entered the association technology world, I see lots of new opportunities to re-imagine the tools we use and bring products and services to market designed to help address the evolving needs of trade associations and professional societies. The challenges have never been greater but neither have the possibilities. I am excited to be a part of the CE21 family as we work together to support these irreplaceable organizations with the tools and solutions they need.”
Rick has worked in the association industry for more than 30 years, forging, developing and managing long term relationships with trade associations and professional societies. A collaborative communicator, he is skilled at driving engagement and leveraging proven successes. In addition, he excels in educational program development, and enjoys participating in idea exchanges and networking opportunities that enhance professionalism and promote high standards. Rick also regularly speaks at association industry conferences.
Rick has served as a vendor partner, association staff member, and was a co-founder of Affiniscape, a technology company dedicated to serving the association industry.
CE21 is a technology and service company that provides associations, association management companies, and education providers with tools to efficiently manage, customize, and deliver high quality professional education.
For more information about CE21 please visit us at www.ce21.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512.793.9181.