Velma Hart, is a proven and respected association professional who has worked in several capacities for a wide variety of nonprofit organizations over her 25-year career. However, her passion and home is in the area of finance, which she considers to be the heart and soul of business.
With over 25 years of association experience and a nationally-known speaker, Velma is currently a consultant to a number of associations. Prior, she served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and National Finance Director/Chief Financial Officer for AMVETS National Headquarters. Velma has also held various positions with organizations such as The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) and the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). She has served as a Secretarial appointee to the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans for the Department of Veteran Affairs leaving that post in 2009, is a proud Army Reserve veteran, a 2005 ASAE Fellow and earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation. She has been a frequent commentator for CNBC and MSNBC.
Velma is an innovative thinker with vision and leadership; and, is known for her strategic focus in moving companies and organizations forward in their goals. She currently or has served on various nonprofit boards, including as Past Chairman of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Treasurer for USA Cares, the Alliance for Nonprofit Management and the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation. Velma is also a member of the Army Women’s Foundation Planning Committee.