"The Perfect Board offers a primer of sorts on what it takes to be an effective Board member.  Clemons touches on everything from regulations to delegation, conflicts of interests and compensation."

-Sunday Star-Ledger, Newark, New Jersey

"Calvin Clemons - who's been in association management almost three decades - offers sound advice on matters of ethics and public service."

-American School Board Journal

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About the Author


Calvin K. Clemons, CAE, CMP

Calvin K. Clemons has served on many Boards of Directors as well as being the executive vice president or executive director of 16 associations. He is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). Clemons is the founder and chairman of Clemons & Associates, Inc., an association management company in Baltimore, Maryland, and has been in the association management field for 31 years. He has a master's degree in marketing.

Clemons is a former U.S. Army Captain.  He taught marketing and advertising at several universities.  His marketing background includes being a regional sales manager for a national consumer products corporation and serving as vice president of sales for a large regional office products wholesaler in North Carolina.

Cal is married to Theresa, and together they share three children. They reside in Perry Hall, Maryland.