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Mary Beth Kiser, CAE

Account Executive

Mary Beth Kiser

Mary Beth Kiser, CAE, serves as an Account Executive at SAM and on the internal leadership team focused on business development and best practices in operations.

Mary Beth joined SAM in 2020 with more than 17 years in association and nonprofit management. She has served as the President and CEO of Beyond Batten Disease Foundation (BBDF), a nonprofit rare disease research organization, since 2012. She also serves as the Executive Director for the Texas Psychological Association (TPA) and the FBXO31 Foundation. Previously, Mary Beth was the Senior Vice President and COO for Texas Land Title Association (TLTA).

Mary Beth earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Texas. She earned the designation of Certified Association Executive (CAE) in 2009 and a Certificate of Nonprofit Leadership in 2014.

Mary Beth is engaged in industry activities and is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), AMC Institute, Mission Capital, and the Texas Society of Association Executives, (TSAE) where she has served as a board member, conference chair, awards committee chair, and mentor to the Leadership TSAE program. She regularly participates as an instructor in the CAE study course and has presented professional development sessions for the industry for many years.

Partners/Roles: President & CEO, Beyond Batten Disease Foundation (BBDF); Executive Director, Texas Psychological Association (TPA); Executive Director, FBXO31 Foundation

Family: Husband Don, sons Jack and Henry, and daughter-in-law Callie

Outside of work, I love... DIY, and I spend a lot of time at the lake—fishing, reading on my porch swing, golfing, boating, swimming, and gardening.

My workplace superpower is... years of association experience.

Assessments: Operator (Predictive Index)

What inspires me about working with associations: All of the things I loved about each of my jobs in my early career led me to association management, where they all come together in service to others through mission-based work.

My unique skills or passions: Acts of service are my love language. I have the honor of working with volunteers to support a mission. That is a very rewarding way to spend my days. 

Favorite SAM core value: Build trust. Everything we do is about relationships!