Lauren L. Corbin, CAE

Vice President of Membership

Lauren CorbinLauren L. Corbin joined the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) as Vice President of Membership in March, 2008.  She is responsible for new member growth, membership retention, the development of non-dues revenue programs, in addition to serving as staff liaison to the Membership Committee, Awards Committee and Financial Advisory Council (FAC).  She has been working in the nonprofit/association sector for nearly 30 years, creating and implementing new programs and creative projects in membership, marketing, outreach and conference planning.

Before coming to APSCU, she worked for nearly ten years as Director of Membership at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU), a direct membership trade association advocating credit unions’ interests before the government and the public.  During her tenure at NAFCU she increased dues revenue significantly and created the highly successful mid-size roundtable for credit union CEOs and launched regional ID Theft seminars for credit unions and their members.

Prior to her tenure at NAFCU, Lauren worked for 15 years at the Close Up Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic education organization, launching its direct mail strategy and campaign for students, teachers, and administrators.  In addition, she was selected to serve on the U.S. Advisory Committee and received a USIA grant to attend the first CIVITAS Conference in Prague in 1995.  Lauren is a published author for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and has spoken on numerous occasions to association professionals on membership retention and recruitment as well as the relationship between association executives and vendors.  She is a past member of the Direct Marketing Association of Washington.

She recently complete twelve years of service on her condo association board, serving eight of those as President.

In December 2009, Lauren earned her CAE (Certified Association Executive) credential bestowed upon her by the CAE Commission of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).  Approximately 5% of association executives have earned this designation through a rigorous examination and commitment to on-going professional development in the practice of association management.Lauren received her bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Oxford, OH, where she majored in diplomacy and foreign affairs with a minor in history.


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